Calling All High Achievers

As a College we are extremely proud of the exceptional talent our students have - sporting, academic or cultural - and we like to recognise their success during assemblies, newsletters and prizegiving ceremonies. We greatly appreciate the assistance we receive from parents / caregivers in notifying us of their child’s success outside of school. If there is an event or competition that your son or daughter has achieved highly in, then we want to know! Whether this is sporting, musical, drama, dance, academic or other - you can tell us by contacting either Mrs Bennett (356 4817 ext 8840 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mrs Daysh (356 4817 ext 8839 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Seeking Success Op Shop


A reminder, the Seeking Success Op Shop is open Tuesday - Friday during lunchtimes.  The Op Shop, set up and run by students, accepts donated quality clothing to be on sold for a gold coin donation.  What’s more, all proceeds from the Op Shop go directly to Seeking Success - a fund that has been set up by Awatapu students for the direct benefit of their fellow pupils.  With stock bursting off the shelf, now is a perfect time for students to visit the Op Shop.  We even have ball gowns for hire from $10.

Puhoro Science Academy

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Awatapu College is pleased to be involved in the Maori Science Academy Puhoro programme. The programme began last year and is designed to guide Maori secondary schools students through NCEA, prepare them for transfer to tertiary study and ultimately to employment in a scientific career. Since being involved in the programme, students have surpassed both the non-Maori and Maori achivement rates in core Achievement Standards in NCEA Level 1 Physics, Biology and Chemistry. Click here to read a great article about the programme.

Hands On Food

Not all learning / teaching happens in the classroom! Below are some photos from the Hands On Food course our senior students attended earlier this term. Click here to read the full article and more photos by Hands On Food.

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Japan Trip 2017

Earlier this year, a group of Awatapu College students were fortunate enough to go on a two week trip to Japan. Click here to read an article by Asia New Zealand Foundation about their trip. 

Junior Dance 2017

Junior Dance

Thursday 29 June

6.30pm - 9.00pm

Awatapu College Gymnasium

Presented by the Senior A Netball team. Tickets are $5 and are on sale from the School Office during interval and lunchtimes from 26/6 - 29/6. A high standard of dress in keeping with the mufti code is required from all attending students.

There will be great music, a photo booth, fun games and challenges, raffles and spot prizes. Bring your gold coins and join the fun. Please note, the dance is for Year 9 and 10 Awatapu College students only.  If you have any queries about this event, please contact Mrs Daysh on 356 4817. 

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