Year 10 Work Experience

Last week we had approximately 100 Year 10 students on Work Experience. This programme gives students a “real life” work experience outside of the classroom. Thank you to the Social Studies department and the businesses involved in this programme. As you can appreciate, this is a major undertaking for staff and employers, and we are so fortunate to have such enthusiastic people working with our students. A few photos from the student's experiences...

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Japanese Trivia Contest


Congratulations to the Japanese students who participated in the New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships held at the IPU Campus on Friday 16 June. Teams answered questions based on Japanese culture and general knowledge, and were encouraged to dress up in traditional Japanese clothing. Team One, Heidi Scott, Eva Malone, Kip Powell and Taylor Rawiri (pictured to the right), were the overall winners of the night scoring the trophy for a third year in a row!! Congratulations also to Team Two, Jayde Cuff, Henry Fyles, Annelies Orme and Kaiya Richards-Valentine, who came 5th, and Team Three, Floor Schalk, Heidi Turnbull, Connor Frizzell and Jessica Hargreaves, who came 3rd. Well done.

Year 12/13 Geography Trip

Earlier this term, the Year 12 and 13 Geography students were accompanied, by teachers from the Social Sciences department, on a field trip to Mt Ruapehu. The purpose of this trip was to visit five different locations on the strato-volcano and collect data for their 5 credit research internal.

Students worked in groups to collect temperature, wind, altitude and vegetation data which they would use to answer their research questions. They were treated to a unique day and experienced the many different environments of the mountain, including the Tangiwai Memorial site, the pristine native forest at Lake Rotokura, Tongariro National Park's highest waterfall, the Turoa Ski Field and the Rangipo Desert.

A big thank you to the Social Science Department for their support. Thank you also to the wonderful Year 12 and 13 Geography students for their mature and focused attitude.

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Icons Speaker - Mike King

Earlier this term, a group of Awatapu College students attended a special seminar by well know comedian, Mike King. The focus of the seminar was on mental health awareness. Click here to read the full article.

Inter-Secondary School Cross Country

Congratulations to the Awatapu College students who competed at the Manawatu Inter-Secondary School Cross Country Champs held at Manawatu College on Wednesday 17 May. Our students all performed really well and represented the College with pride. 

The team were:

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Orienteering Champ

Congratulations to Floor Schalk who competed in the Secondary School Orienteering Championships. Floor gained a very creditable 3rd place, well done.

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