Manawatu Badminton Reps

Congratulations to Christina Stuart and William Feasey who have been selected to represent Manawatu in the U17 Badminton Team. They will be competing at the New Zealand National Champs in the July school holidays. Congratulations and good luck!

Manawatu Inter-Secondary School Athletics

On Saturday 25 March, a team of 23 of Awatapu’s finest athletes competed at the Manawatu Intersecondary Schools Athletics champs, held again at the all weather athletics track at Massey University. The team returned with 6 titles and 9 placings – an outstanding achievement! All of our students competed well and upheld the fine reputation that Awatapu College students have at this event.

Notable results were:

1st places:
Hnit Oo Myo - Junior Boys Shotput
Zia Macdermid - Senior Girls 800m
Braden Kendall - AWD 100m, 200m and Shotput
Hayden Wilson - AWD Long Jump

2nd places:
Mosiah Igatia - Intermediate Boys Triple Jump
Noah Macdermid - Intermediate Boys 3000m
Kenan Hamani - Senior Boys High Jump
Braden Kendall - AWD Long Jump
Hayden Wilson - AWD 100m, 200m and Shotput

3rd places:
Helena McLachlan - Intermediate Girls 1500m
Kerrin Stuart - Senior Boys 400m

4th places:
Emerson Smith - Junior Boys Triple Jump
James Rodie - Intermediate Boys Shotput 
Jacob Parkinson - Senior Boys Discus


Congratulations to Matilda Fyles who competed in the Wellington Open Bic Regatta at Evan’s Bay recently. Matilda gained second place overall in the silver fleet! This was the first National Bic Regatta in New Zealand (bic boats are a new class of boats which were introduced to New Zealand last year).

Loves Me Not

Awatapu College Year 12 students have been given the opportunity to participate in the Loves-Me-Not programme. Loves-Me-Not is a ‘whole-school approach’ to prevent abusive behaviour in relationships. The programme is designed especially for Year 12 students and includes a one-day workshop. The workshop will take place on Tuesday 28 March and runs for the whole day. There is no cost for this activity. Students are expected to wear normal mufti. A BBQ lunch will be provided free of charge for the Year 12 students.

Students and parents/caregives may wish to watch the 10-minute introductory video by Nigel Latta that explains how Loves-Me-Not teaches senior secondary school students about healthy relationships. The video can be accessed on YouTube at:

Festival of Cultures

Last week Awatapu College celebrated the Festival of Cultures. This is an exciting week of activities where the vibrant and colourful cultures within our community are embraced and celebrated together. In all, over 30 nationalities were represented during the Festival showing the rich tapestry of culture within our school. 

The highlights of the week were the Japanese Open Room on Monday, the Amazing Race on Tuesday, the Market Day on Wednesday, the International Dress Day on Thursday, and the International Soccer Match on Friday.

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Please visit our Facebook page for more photos!

Road Safety Reminder

A reminder to parents and caregivers, when dropping-off or picking-up your child, please refrain from parking on the yellow lines down Botanical Road. We would ask that parents and caregivers use the bus bay or front carpark as drop-off/collection areas. Thank you.