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Springfield Convent School
Listed in the 2010 Top 10 Schools of the Western Cape
A time-honoured tradition of academic prestige, sporting triumphs and solid values, with a spiritual approach that is all embracing, provides the basis for outstanding and balanced schooling. By providing these ingredients, we encourage our pupils to excel ... and that is precisely what excellence, and Springfield, is all about.
History & Ethos
When six Dominican sisters left Ireland forever in the 1860’s to establish a girls’ school in Cape Town, we were decidedly blessed. Guided by faith and dedication, they purchased the spacious and beautiful Springfield estate in Wynberg, then considered “the countryside”. Founded in 1871, Springfield Convent School is steeped in almost 150 years of cherished history. Yet remaining with the times, we blend our tradition with a contemporary outlook. Today, our nursery to matric pupils are nurtured by an ethos that resonates withthe principles and values of academic excellence, spiritual awareness, physical well-being and social generosity. This integrated approach is underpinned by our motto: Veritas – Truth.
Our education is inspired by Christian values and instilled with Catholic character and tradition. We welcome girls of all faiths and backgrounds since we teach respect, tolerance and understanding for the beliefs of others.
Springfield is a leading academic school. It offers a superbly comprehensive and balanced academic curriculum. Our teachers are experts in their field and impart a strong work ethic, for which we are renowned. It is this mindset which is a foundation of our academic excellence – consistently resulting in 100 percent matric pass rates.
A mentoring system assists our girls both academically and personally, providing a proactive support base that allows them to unfold their talents with confidence. At Springfield, we pride ourselves on this individualised attention.
Physical fitness complements academic prowess. At Springfield we encourage physical activity and a competitive spirit. We built one ofthe first school swimming pools in the country over a century ago. Today, it’s half Olympic size, with a circular diving pool alongside and water sports range from swimming, synchronized swimming and water-polo to diving.
There are three hockey fields that allow multiple hockey teams to prepare for their impressive achievements in the school leagues. Six courts for tennis and netball. Squash and cross-country are popular too.
Our sporting excellence has been rewarded with pupils achieving representation at national level for all sporting disciplines with some even going on to represent South Africa at the Olympics and other prestigious international sporting events.
To allow pupils to evolve and develop additional skills that might not be readily measurable by marks or scores, we provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Art is a medium of expression that is part and parcel of our curriculum and you will be delighted to see the exceptional talent that our teachers have kindled and do so on an ongoing basis. Springfield stimulates creativity through music and drama and there is an outstanding selection to choose from and delivered with a great sense of passion, pride and energy.
We encourage generosity of spirit. Our pupils become actively involved in hands-on assignments that enhance the lives of underprivileged communities, thereby developing life skills such as social awareness and teamwork. Springfield boasts a huge variety of societies from Chess to Modern Dancing and Ceramic to Environmental Groups thereby ensuring that our pupils become even more accomplished adult individuals.
Entrusting your daughter to Springfield is one of the finest investments you could make. You can count on our high standards of academic excellence. Apart from providing an impeccable education, we instill sound values and life skills that will enrich your child and remain with her during the course of her lifetime.
- General Education and Training (GET)
- National Senior Certificate (State)
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