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Springbank School most enterprising

Last updated 00:00 01/01/2009

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Bay Chronicle

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Springbank School has been judged Northland’s most enterprising school for 2007 by Enterprise Northland.

"This is the third year that Springbank School has won the award, which reflects their consistent high achievement and total enterprise culture," says Enterprise Northland ‘Education 4 Enterprise’ co-ordinator.

Springbank School prides itself on being an enterprise school and 2007 was an outstanding year for them.

The school involves all students, from pre-school to Year 13, in enterprise education to varying degrees. The school has created a business hall of fame and distinguished business lecture series. In 2007, the school inducted the first laureates into the business hall of fame, in an event which was managed by the students. Stephen Tindall was secured as keynote speaker.

Springbank School has also worked with many community groups including Riding for the Disabled, The Centre, Puketi Forest Trust, World Vision, The Cancer Society and the Heart Foundation of New Zealand. At a national level, Springbank School won first prize in the BP Community Challenge Project, and second and third prize in the BP Innovative Product Competition.

Dave Templeton and Frank Leadley, who lead Education 4 Enterprise in Northland, presented the award to Springbank School acknowledging the work of Springbank proprietors, Bob and Sophia Warren and enterprise co-ordinators, Simon O’Brien and Michelle Chapman.

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