Sports Hoodies On Sale


Sports hoodies are on sale again. Students who take part in sports are particularly encouraged to purchase one and wear it to their games and sports events.

Please note, these hoodies are NOT a uniform item and cannot be worn a such.
They are for casual wear only.

Please return the order form and make payment to the office by Friday, 7 April.
All proceeds from the sale of these hoodies go to Seeking Success.

Please click here to download the order form.  

Junior Idol

Congratulations to the Year 9 and 10 students who participated in the Junior Idol held during lunchtime this week. The students performed amazingly and the crowds were incredibly supportive. It was very exciting to see such fabulous talent from our students. 

Congratulations to the winners of the competition:
1st   Brianna Dobson and Piper Woods
2nd  Daira Rezner and Ashleigh Richards
3rd   Jackson Barrett

As winners of the Idol they will be performing at the Cultural Soiree on Thursday 6 April at 7pm. So if you did miss it, you will have another opportunity to see them perform there.

We are incredibly proud of the exceptional talent we have at Awatapu College and look forward to seeing what the senior students can do at the Senior Idol in Week 9.

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Central Energy Trust Bursary

Congratulations to former students Maria Reiche and Danielle Westwood who were awarded Central Energy Trust Bursaries for 2017. Maria and Danielle received their scholarships during a ceremony on Tuesday 21 February at the Central Energy Trust Arena. 

Maria and Danielle were some of only a handful of students from the Palmerston North area who were awarded CET bursaries. Each bursary is awarded for up to three years and has a value for $4,000 toward academic or vocational study. Recipients were selected based on a combination of factors including academic record, participation in cultural, sport or community activities and future leadership potential.

Receiving a CET bursary is an incredible achievement and only comes as a result of a significant amount of work throughout both their schooling and community commitments. We are extremely proud of these students and wish them well in the future endeavours. 

Scholarship Success

Congratulations to former student Rosalie Alter-Shaw who received Scholarship for Japanese. Scholarship provides recognition and monetary reward to the top three percent of students studying Level 3 subjects. Achieving Scholarship is a significant accomplishment and we are extremely proud of Rosalie's efforts. 

The full NCEA results and statistics will be confirmed later this term. A special Academic Assembly will be held on Friday, 3 March to acknowledge students who excelled in NCEA in 2016. This assembly will be held in the College Gymnasium at 10am. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.

University of Otago On Campus Experience

Applications are open for the University of Otago On Campus Experience Scholarship. 

The On Campus Experience (OCE) is a fully funded, all expenses paid, scholarship that provides an amazing opportunity for senior secondary students of Māori descent to sample living and learning at the University of Otago. The students will explore the Otago campus, and the student city of Dunedin. They will have the opportunity to attend lectures in their areas of interest, as well as meet academic staff and students. They will also experience life in a residential college and meet staff at the Māori Centre, who provide great support for Māori students when they come to Otago.

University of Otago - On Campus Experience Scholarship, 7-11 May 2017

Please click here to download the application formCompleted applications must be received at the University of Otago Auckland Centre by 5pm Thursday, 6 April 2017. Applications will be accepted via post or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, please contact Grace Latimer on 09 373 9704 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Equestrian Extraordinaire

Congratulations to Lucy Brunn who received two gold medals and a silver medal in the Equestrian events at the Regional Special Olympics. Well done, Lucy.