Equestrian Success

Congratulations to Lucy Brunn who participated in a Regional Equestrian Event with amazing success. Lucy gained 1st in Dressage, 1st in Working Trail and 2nd in Equitation. Well done, Lucy.

Sports Hoodies On Sale


Sports hoodies are on sale again. Students who take part in sports are particularly encouraged to purchase one and wear it to their games and sports events.

Please note, these hoodies are NOT a uniform item and cannot be worn a such.
They are for casual wear only.

Please return the order form and make payment to the office by Wednesday 5 July.
All proceeds from the sale of these hoodies go to Seeking Success.

Please click here to download the order form.  

PN Youth Council Competition

The Palmerston North Youth Council is holding a competition for youths aged 12-24 years old. Applicants can send in art, an essay, a creative writing piece or a short film which answers this question: "What is your ideal New Zealand for young people?". Entries close 7 July 2017.


From the Careers Department

The Careers Department wish to thank all the wonderful businesses involved in the College’s Gateway Programme. The Gateway Programme provides Year 12/13 students with the opportunity to ‘test drive’ their career choices, while gaining valuable ‘real’ experience and ‘real’ learning. This programme would not be possible without the continued support from these local businesses:

Tribro Construction
Hotel Coachman
Lads Barbershop
Lisa Latta Racing
Te Aroha Noa Early Childhood Centre
Riverdale Kindergarten
Plant and Food Research
Manawatu Golf Club
Courtesy Ford
Copthorne Hotel
Kyrewood Equestrian Centre
Palmerston North i-Site
Winters Bakery
College Street Normal School
Cook Street Nursing Care Centre
Smartgates Feilding
TeKawau Playcentre
Building Blocks Home Based Education and Childcare

Language Perfect Championships


Congratulations to the Awatapu College students who competed in the Language World Perfect Championships recently. This is an international competition with over 125,000 entrants. Not only did six of our students score an Elite Award (a score of over 10,000 points), but as a school Awatapu College also placed 1st in New Zealand and 1st Internationally in the 1-50 entrant category. Well done, team!! A special congratulations to Matilda Fyles and Cassandra Feasey who came 11th and 13th, respectively. The top Awatapu College results are:

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Teacher Only Day - School Closed

Please note the school will be closed on Friday 2 June due to a Teacher Only Day. School will also be closed on Monday 5 June due to Queen's Birthday. Normal timetable will resume Tuesday 6 June. 

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