Springfield Secondary School

by | Jun 26, 2022

Springfield Secondary School

Springfield Secondary School gate

The Unique Programs Of Springfield Secondary School

Springfield Secondary School (SPF / SPFSS) is a government secondary school in Tampines, Singapore – that gets co-educational. For students in Secondary 1 to Secondary 4/5, the school provides GCE ‘O’ Level and ‘N’ Level courses. There are approximately 980 pupils and – 90 teachers enrolled.

In 2004 and 2005, Springfield received the Sustained Achievement Award in Uniformed Groups twice and Niche Program status for rock climbing in 2008. In addition to obtaining MOE funds, Springfield can admit up to 5% of its Secondary One intake through the Direct School Admission (DSA) process. Springfield also holds – the distinction of being the first secondary school to have student climbers recognized and certified by the UIAA after completing a training course and trip.

Springfield Secondary School grounds


On December 21, 1992, “Springfield” got adopted. Springfield started with eight courses in Tampines Secondary School in 1993. It gets later relocated to its current location in 1993, and on September 15, 1995, Yatiman Yusof, Member of Parliament for Tampines GRC, officially opened it.

Climbing program for sports

It was one of the first outdoor rock walls in a secondary school when Springfield Secondary School built a 15-metre high outdoor rock wall/climbing wall in 1995.

Springfield climbing has generated more than seven national climbers in the last ten years because of its popularity and success. Over the nine years, Springfield has won four National Championships in the SAFRA National Sports Climbing Championships – and a multi-peak expedition to the Himalayas in 2000 and 2008.

Reading Program for all children utilising Kaleidoscope [School app]

The goal of the reading program is for Springfield residents to stay informed about what is – going on everywhere. Reading also exposes children to information sources, allowing them to gain various views that enable them to be critical and discerning readers.

The department teachers – put together carefully picked articles from various themes appropriate for the vast levels and streams for students to access easily through the school app, Kaleidoscope. These articles offer a word bank quiz and reflection questions for students, which will get studied in class throughout their English Language classes.

Other educational institutions, such as the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, as well as external organisations, such as the Tampines constituency sports club, handicapped organisations, such as the visually impaired, hospital help-groups, and the deaf, and uniformed group organisations, such as the Boys’ Brigade, Salvation Army, and the Singapore Mountaineering Federation, use the rock wall.

Advanced Optional Modules

Springfield Secondary School was among the first wave of schools to provide Advanced Elective Modules (AEMs). The school will collaborate with Temasek Polytechnic to offer elective modules that would broaden students’ learning experiences and expose them to the polytechnic’s practice-oriented learning techniques.

Program to Improve Media Literacy

Students will access self-paced SLS modules on New Media Literacy and attend engagement sessions to build their dispositions, knowledge, and skills to thrive in the digital environment to support the Personalised Learning Environment.

The goal: of the New Media Literacy curriculum is to provide students with the abilities they need to Curate, Create, and Connect information in a digitally networked environment, as well as use productivity skills to operate devices and software.

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