Pūhoro Wananga

On Tuesday 13 April a group of Awatapu students of Māori descent attended a Wānanga held at Massey University by the Pūhoro STEM Academy. The Year 11 students pictured were participating in a challenge to build a trebuchet. They explored the elastic properties of rubber bands, and projectile motion as they competed to build the most accurate device, with the best range.

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SGCNZ Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

Congratulations to Devin Dunlop, 11BB, Saskya Max, 11HY and Isabella (Issy) Power, 13LY who competed on Sunday 11th April and won the regional competition of the University of Otago, SGCNZ Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. Devin and Saskya performed their scene from The Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Issy Power. They will now perform at the National Festival being held in Wellington, Queen's Birthday weekend.

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Easter Break


Congratulations to the athletes who represented Awatapu College at the Manawatu Secondary School Athletics meet on Saturday 20 March. Results were as follows:

Pyper Newton  :          Junior Girls Discus: 11th - 16.30m
Teise Teumohenga  :  Intermediate Girls Long Jump: 7th - 4.03m and Triple Jump 4th - 8.78m
Newdili Aiiloilo  :         Senior Girls Shot Put 2nd - 10.41m
Alexi Vertongen  :       Intermediate Boys High Jump 4th equal - 1.63m, Long Jump 7th equal - 4.98m,
                                     Triple Jump 3rd - 11.19m, Shot Put 5th - 10.59m and Discus 4th - 29.28m
PJ Halafau  :                Senior Boys Shot Put 4th - 10.42m and Discus 4th - 27.6


Roadworks Update from Palmerston City Council

On Wednesday 24 March, the Palmerston North City Council is starting work upgrading the Park Rd Cook St intersection, by the entrance to The Esplanade.
The new intersection will line the Victoria Esplanade entrance up with Cook St, and sit between The Lido and the current entrance. The current entrance will be kept for pedestrians and cyclists to use and the iconic Cherry Trees will also remain. The new intersection will also have traffic lights to help improve the flow of traffic from all directions.
The contractors, Downer, will be working 7am to 6pm on weekdays and will be looking to ensure disruption at peak times is minimised.
A range of traffic management measures will be in place including stop/go controls, lane closures, and a temporary speed limit.
There will be delays at the intersection as we need to dig up parts of the road to allow for installing the new traffic lights, as well as upgrading other services.
We’re encouraging everyone to only use this intersection if you need to on weekdays. If you’re visiting The Esplanade by car during these hours we’d encourage you to use the Manawaroa St or Fitzherbert Ave entrances instead. We’re also asking visitors to The Lido to access the pools from the Awatapu College end of Park Rd to minimise delays.
Please plan your journeys with some time up your sleeve in case you encounter these disruptions.
Construction will be completed in July.
Roadworks map

MISSA (Manawatu Inter-Secondary Schools' Athletics)

Thanks to all those who took part at MISSA (Manawatu Inter-Secondary Schools' Athletics) on Saturday. Teise Teumohenga in action.

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