Swimming Sports

Well done to everyone who participated in the Awatapu College Swimming Sports on Thursday, 16 February. There was some fierce competition amongst our swimmers and the perfect weather conditions meant a great day was had by all. Official results and house winners to follow.


Studying as an Athlete

Since graduating from Awatapu College in 2015, Awatapu Scholar Kara Macdermid has continued her passion for sports and academia and is studying via distance learning at Massey University. Kara has written an interesting blog on her experience as a top athlete whilst studying extra murally - take a read!

Year 9 Welcome BBQ

Thank you to all those who attended the Year 9 Welcome BBQ on Tuesday, 14 February. It was a great way for staff, new students and families/whanau to get to know one another. We hope you enjoyed yourselves.


School Photographs

Photolife Studios will visit on Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 February 2017 to take our school photos. Each student is photographed individually and the images are then compiled to make a class photograph for each form class. Students will receive ordering information after the photographs have been taken. However, if you would like to order a photograph of your children together, you will need to order this in advance. Envelopes for this are available at the office. You will be able to purchase individual photographs of your student, or a class photograph, or both. Ordering can be done online or via the school office. Students who use the bus service will also need to purchase a student ID card with this years image on it. These cost $7.50. Any other student who wishes to have an ID card may also get one, for the same price. Team and group photos will be taken later in the year. If you have any questions about the photographs, please contact Mrs Orme by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We were very pleased to welcome our largest Year 9 intake in recent history and their parents/caregivers during a powhiri on Thursday 2 February. Thank you all for choosing Awatapu College to spend the next school chapter and we look forward to watching your successes in the coming years. During the powhiri, we also welcomed 3 new staff members: Mr Dunbar (Assistant HOD Social Studies), Ms King (English) and Ms Tozer (Science). We are very pleaed to have them join our team of dedicated teachers. 

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Summer Sports

Summer Sport is about to get underway! The sports on offer this term are: Archery, Canoe Polo, Cricket, Croquet, Futsal, Golf, Lawn Bowls, Rugby 7's, Softball, Tennis and Volleyball. The full school Swimming and Athletics Sports will also be held this term on Thursday 16 February and Tuesday 7 March, respectively.

Information/registration forms for summer sports will be sent home via email to interested students and their caregivers. Please sign and return these ASAP as no student will be placed into a team without the correct registration form completed and health/permission form signed. 

Students and parents/caregivers are also reminded of the College's expectations for players:
• Players must uphold the principles of fair play at all times
• Fees must be paid at the school office in a timely manner
• Players must wear their sports uniform correctly - both on and off the playing fields
• As representatives of the College, players must reflect in the community the standards that are upheld within the College

Any queries regarding sport can be directed to the Director of Sport, Mrs Daysh, by phoning 356 4817 or emailing daysh@awatapu.school.nz