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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Mufti Day

Reminder, there is a mufti day this Friday (19 March 2021), Students are encouraged to dress in appropriate International costume, if they can, to celebrate our Festival of Cultures Week. This is a gold coin donation.

Pink shirt day banner 

Athletic Sports Results 2021

On Wednesday 10 March the full school attended the Athletics Day held at the Massey University Athletics Track.Thank you to staff and students for making it such a successful day. We had a fantastic day and it was great to see such fierce competition between the houses, particularly during the house relay and tug-o-war competition. Well done to all of our winners and to Sheppard house for taking out the 2021 Athletics title! 

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 Athletic Sports Results:

House Results  
1st Sheppard  
2nd Rutherford  
3rd Hillary  
4th Ngata  
Junior Boy Junior Girl
1st   Ciaran Mace 1st Eliana Brown
2nd  Kpaw Shee 2nd Pyper Newton
3rd= Brayden Bell & Apirana Governor 3rd Kyzhanie Kino-Karangaroa
Intermediate Boy Intermediate Girl
1st  Alexi Vertongen 1st  Jessica Greenwood
2nd Sam Brown 2nd Charlotte Orme
3rd Noah Hedley & Te Hira Howe-Watson 3rd Teise Teumohenga
Senior Boy Senior Girl
1st  Emerson Smith 1st Holly Mercer
2nd Hamish Bird 2nd Rose Lake
3rd  Pheonix O'Loughlin 3rd Kyann Williams

Samoan Dance Fusion Workshop

This week we are privileged to have Tia Sagapolutele from Auckland to teach our students Samoan Contemporary fusion. Today, students learnt part of a dance Tia performed in Germany in collaboration with her brother as a homage to her mother. https://vimeo.com/458422062

A snippet from this morning's workshop: Dance Workshop