Congratulations to Jessica Greenwood who was selected in the Manawatu U14 Water Polo team. We wish Jessica and her team all the best for the water polo tournament in Marlborough later this term.
Please note the school will be closed on Friday 17 May 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 for their child. Normal timetable will resume on Monday 20 May.
Congratulations to all students who participated in the School Cross Country held on Tuesday 7 May. It was pleasing to have so many entrants and we had some excellent results from our runners. Thank you also to our student volunteers who helped run the event. Results from the day were:
|Junior Boy||Junior Girl|
|1st Sam Brown||1st Cassidy Ututaonga|
|2nd Kyan Mooney||2nd Charlotte Orme|
|3rd Callum Mercer||3rd Charlotte Pratt|
|Intermediate Boy||Intermediate Girl|
|1st Emerson Smith||1st Ashleigh Infield|
|2nd Toby Pearce||2nd Molly Elliott|
|3rd Hamish Bird||3rd Elouise Hook|
|Senior Boy||Senior Girl|
|1st Noah Macdermid||1st Greta von Ehren|
|2nd Walter Johnson||2nd Helena McLachlan|
|3rd Bryn Thompson||3rd Christina Stuart|
Voting papers for the Board of Trustees 2019 election were sent to eligible voters on 29 May 2019. These need to be returned by 12 noon on Friday 7 June 2019.
If posting your voting papers, it is important that these are posted ASAP – NZ Post has reduced the frequency of its mail delivery service and can no longer guarantee that all envelopes will be post marked. For those envelopes that are not post marked, Returning Officers will not have any evidence that the envelope has been posted before 12 noon on election day, and as such will not be counted.
Please note, the voting paper is valid only if returned in the addressed envelope provided.
Parent Representative Nominations
The following nominations have been accepted for Parent Representatives on our Board of Trustees:
Voting papers will be posted to eligible voters on 29 May 2019.
Staff Representative Nominations
The following nominations have been accepted for Staff Representatives on our Board of Trustees:
Voting papers will be issued to eligible staff by 29 May 2019.
It is your responsibility to exercise your right to vote.
The poll for Parent and Staff voting closes at noon on 7 June 2019 and election results will be declared on 13 June 2019.
Nominations are invited for the election of five (5) Parent Representative to the Awatapu College Board of Trustees.
Being a Board member is an important role in schools as Trustees have an oversight of the school in its entirety (i.e. finance, property, and governance), not just one area of the school. Being on a Board does not mean you are responsible for the day to day management of the school. Anyone, other than those ineligible under sections 103 and 103A of the Education Act 1989, may stand for election for the Board of Trustees. However, if you are not on the voting roll you must be nominated by a person who is.
Nominations close at noon on Friday 10 May 2019 and may be accompanied by signed candidate’s statements of not more than 400 words. Nominations will close at noon on Friday 24 May 2019. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school office and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school office. The voting poll closes at noon on Friday 7 June 2019.
The new Board will take office on Friday 14 June 2019. This means the meeting on 12 June 2019 will be the last for the outgoing Board and is an opportunity for all potential Trustees to come and observe a Board in operation.
Congratulations to Eli Gifkins-Cairncross who represented Manawatu and was the sole Awatapu competitor at the North Island Secondary School Athletics held in Tauranga on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April. Eli placed 5th in High Jump, 8th in Triple Jump and 9th in Long Jump. Well done!