The Miracle Worker

For three special nights only, Awatapu College is pleased to present this year’s production - The Miracle Worker. The Miracle Worker is a play telling the story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan.  It is a powerful and moving story about a family struggling to cope with a blind, deaf and dumb child, and the determination of a young teacher to reach through to her.  It is being performed by a talented cast of students, directed by Mrs Bennett and supported by our fabulous stage crew.  Performances run from 4th to 6th May in the College Auditorium. Curtains will raise at 7pm sharp.  Tickets are $5 at the door or from the school office. This promises to be a show not to be missed! 

The Miracle Worker

Poster credit: Tyler Kupa (Year 12)

Japan Trip

Our group have arrived in the real adventure begins!


Manawatu Tattoo

Manawatu Tattoo is back for 2017 and have a special screening for schools and community groups on Saturday 29 April from 6pm at the Manfield Stadium.

Manawatu Tattoo is a two-hour, non-stop, action-packed programme themed “Americana” inside the Manfeild Stadium, with the stage being a Scottish castle entrance and the public seated in an open courtyard area. Combined with feature lighting and landscaping, the programme includes special guest artist Suzanne Prentice OBE along with more than 200 local, national and international performers.

Tickets are $35 and are available through the Feilding Information Centre or Palmerston North I-Site. Mention you are from Awatapu College and $15 from your ticket will come back to the College. There are no concessions for children, seniors or families, as those prices are available for the Sunday matinee show. 

Doors will open at 6pm for people to gather, socialise and enjoy the static displays and pre-show entertainment. The show will run from 7-9pm, then the camaradierie continues with the opening of the Tattoo Casino. The casino will consist of Roulette, Blackjack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Big Wheel and Mini Dice. $10 will purchase a million-dollar Casino Chip Start, followed by an auction of prizes.

This is a fantastic fundraiser for the College and we encourage all families and friends to attend. For more information about Manawatu Tattoo, please visit their Facebook page or e-mail them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Manawatu Inter Secondary School Swimming

Congratulations to all those who took part in the Manawatu Inter Secondary School Swimming competition on Saturday 8 April at Freyberg Pool. The team returned with 3 titles and 5 placings. Year 12 student, Amy Smith, also broke the Manawatu Secondary Schools 200m Butterfly record for 16 and over girls (2:36:70). Our team represented the College with pride and should be very pleased with their efforts. A special thanks to Kelly Smith for her support on the day. 

Notable results were:

1st places:
Amy Smith - 16 and over girls 50m Butterfly
Amy Smith - 16 and over girls 100m Individual Medley 
Amy Smith - 16 and over girls 200m Butterfly (record)

2nd places:
Amy Smith - 16 and over girls 50m Freestyle

3rd places:
Brianna Dobson - 14 year old girls 50m Breaststroke

4th places:
Brianna Dobson - 14 year old girls 100m Breaststroke

5th places:
Kaitlyn Hook - 15 year old girls 50m Freestyle

6th places:
Brianna Dobson - 14 year old girls 50m Freestyle
Elouise Hook - 13 year old girls 50m Breaststroke
Kaitlyn Hook - 15 year old girls 50m Breaststroke

Year 10 Camp 2017


Every year in the second to last week of Term Four (27 November - 1 December 2017) our Year 10 students are given the opportunity to go on camp. These camps give students the chance to experience new things that cannot be taught in the ordinary classroom environment. Students and staff who participate in these camps come back with stories of overcoming challenges, working co-operatively and having heaps of fun. Past students look back on these camps as some of their best experiences at Awatapu College.

Camps are run in groups of up to 30 people and the students select the camp that appeals most. These camps range in price but can cost as much as $450. As this is a costly exercise, particularly so close to Christmas, we can set up automatic payments anytime to help budget for this. Forms are available at the office. Alternatively, you can contribute to your student’s camp fund at any time by making a small payment at the school office.

For camp information, please contact Mrs Newton on 356 4817 ext 8807 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

School Closure Update

Awatapu College will be open Friday, 7 April 2017.