Just Talk Competition Winner

Congratulations to Isabella Power who was a spot prize winner in the 2018 Justice Speech Competition. This competition, Just Talk, invites students to submit speeches on a range of social-justice topics that they feel passionate about, would like to make more people aware of, or learn more about it themselves. Isabella's chosen topic was "Why Are Teens Self-Destructive". Congratulations, Isabella.

The 2019 Justice Speech Competition is now open!

Students are invited to enter in the following categories:
• Category 1 - Year 9 & 10 students across NZ
• Category 2 - Year 7 & 8 students cross NZ
• Category 3 - Te Reo Year 9-13 students across NZ

For full competition details and more information, please visit the Just Talk website www.justtalk.org.nz

Sequinned Suits and Platform Boots

Awatapu College is pleased to present this year’s production - Sequinned Suits and Platform Boots

Set against the backdrop of the glam rock years, Sequinned Suits and Platform Boots recalls the glittering, fun and flamboyant music and fashion of the 70’s through one teenage boy’s dreams to become a rock star and to woo the local girl of his dreams. 

Performances run from 2nd-4th May in the College Auditorium starting at 7pm sharp. Tickets are $10.50 and can be purchased online using the Book Now feature below.


This feel good production will entertain audiences of every age and promises to be a show not to be missed!


Zonal Touch TournamentTouch

Congratulations to the Senior Mixed Touch team who competed at the Zonal Touch Tournament on Saturday 23 March. The team played well against some tough competition and placed 3rd overall. Results for the day as follows:

• Game 1: Lost 4-2 (vs Queen Elizabeth College)
• Game 2: Won 8-7 (vs Feilding High School)
• Game 3: Quarterfinal. Won 7-2 (vs St Peters College)
• Game 4: Semifinal. Lost 6-5 (vs Whanganui High School)
• Game 5: 3rd/4th. Won 9-6 (vs Tu Toa)

Attendance Expectations - Reminder

If a student is absent from school, this must be reported to the school on the day of the student’s absence by contacting the Student Attendance Administrator on 06 356 4817 ext 8858 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For longer periods of absences, permission must be sought from the Principal prior to the student’s intended leave. Please note, even when permission is given the Education Act only allows a Principal to grant permission to be absent for up to five school days.

Zonta Leadership EventZontaLeadership

Five of our female student leaders, Charlee Newby, Ellie Kilty, Abii Bingle, Niamh Frizzell and Ashleigh Squires, attended the Zonta Women’s Breakfast at the Manawatu Golf Club on Friday 8 March. Zonta is an international association founded in 1919 which is run by women, for the benefit of advancing other women around the world.

This year the Zonta Breakfast was held on International Women’s Day with guest speaker Kristine Bartlett. Kristine was named New Zealander of the Year 2018 after successfully campaigning a $2 billion pay settlement for low wage earners in the care industry. Her inspirational speech received a standing ovation at the breakfast and the event proved a valuable experience for our young women leaders.

Academic Badge Ceremony

During our full school assembly on Friday 22 March, a number of students were awarded Academic Badges in recognition of their outstanding NCEA success in 2018. 

We had a number of students who were awarded Merit and Excellence endorsed certificates. This means they achieved at least 50 credits at Merit and/or Excellence. The number receiving certificates has increased over the last few years which is very encouraging. 

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded badges:

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