Outstanding Achievements

Congratulations to:

Mason Dunlop who competed recently in the North Island Powerboat Championships in Auckland. We are very proud to say Mason came out as the overall winner at this event and is now the North Island Junior Power Boat Champion for 2015. This is a fantastic achievement Mason

Jasmine Waters & Courtney Infield who have been named in the Manawatu U15 Representative Girls Cricket team. Well done girls.

Keaton Kawana who has been selected in the Manawatu Representative U17 Mixed Touch Team and Sisilena Igasia who has been selected in the Manawatu Representative U21 Mixed Touch Team. Great effort Keaton and Sisilena.

These are great achievements as the competition is very fierce for places in any of our regions rep teams and we are very proud of our students who are selected into them.

2015 Swimming Sports

Thursday 19 February saw the annual Awatapu College Swimming sports held at the Lido pool.

As usual the Championship titles were fiercely fought for and there were some close battles among the age groups. Amy Smith Yr 10 broke the Open Girls 50m butterfly record that had stood since 1994 – a fantastic achievement Amy!

It was great to see so many people getting fully behind the house competition and dressing up in house colours – equally good was seeing the effort that have been put into the painting of house banners – they were outstanding this year. Full points to Mr Dobson who was resplendent in green – keeping true to his promise of wearing whatever green item his Ngata formclasses gave him –including eyeshadow, lipstick and a wig. He was rewarded with equally enthusiastic participation from the Ngata students.

Well done to everyone who took part – now bring on Athletics!

Results for the day are:

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Interview with Mr Yeatman in NZ Principal Magazine

The November issue of NZ Principal magazine, published by the New Zealand Principals' Federation features an article with Awatapu's own Principal, Gary Yeatman. Click HERE to read the article including Mr Yeatman's thoughts on why Awatapu is such a successful college for our students.