Relay For Life 2019

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Relay for Life over the weekend 9-10 March. A big thank you to Ms Sutton and the team for their fundraising efforts. The Awatapu College team raised $8400 for the event and won the “Most Raised Community Group and Schools” award! 

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Mufti Day - International Dress Day

Reminder, there is a mufti day on Friday 15 March. This is a gold coin donation. To celebrate the Festival of Cultures week, students are encouraged to wear international outfits. 

Cultural Soiree

When: 7pm Thursday 14 March

Where: Awatapu College Auditorium

Door Charges:  $2.00 students (with parent)
$5.00 adults and unaccompanied students
$10.00 family (Mum, Dad and all the kids)

The International and Performing Arts Departments warmly invite friends and family to attend the Festival of Cultures Week Soiree. Come along and support the awesome and talented Awatapu College students. You will see the Junior Idol winners and several musical and dance items from our International Students.

Teacher Only Day

Please note the school will be closed on Friday 8 March due to a Teachers Only Day.  The school will be closed to students on this day and parents/caregivers will need to make alternative arrangements. Normal timetable will resume on Monday 11 March.

University of Otago On Campus ExperienceOtago

Applications are open for the University of Otago On Campus Experience Scholarship

On Campus Experience (OCE) is a fully funded scholarship that provides an amazing opportunity for senior secondary students of Māori descent to sample living and learning at the University of Otago. Students will explore the Otago campus and the student city of Dunedin. They will have the opportunity to attend lectures in their areas of interest as well as meet academic staff and students. They will experience life in a residential college and meet the Māori Centre staff that provides great support for Māori students when they come to Otago.

If you are currently in your final year of study at a New Zealand secondary school, are of Māori descent, and you have acquired NCEA Level 2 with merit endorsement (or an equivalent for CIE and IB students) you should consider applying for the On Campus Experience.

Successful OCE students will be selected to attend one of two OCE programmes in 2019 (the one application will cover both dates):
5-9 May 2019 (includes Tertiary Open Day) OR
9-13 June 2019

Click here to complete the application form. Applications close 5pm Friday 15 March 2019.

For more information, contact Grace Latimer, Maori Liaison Officer - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tomorrow's Schools Review - Public Meeting

Consultation meetings are being held on the report written by the Tomorrow's Schools Independent Taskforce. These meetings are an opportunity to ask questions, understand more about the proposals the Taskforce have made, and for people to give their feedback.

The public consultation meetings are open to all members of the public, including Principals, School Staff, Boards of Trustees, parents/caregivers, students and the wider community. The full schedule of public meetings is available here: .

For other ways in which you can have your say, please visit


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