Aotearoa Youth Declaration

Aotearoa Youth Declaration is a four-day conference run in April each year at the University of Auckland for high school students from around NZ who want to make a difference. At the conference, students work in groups with trained facilitators to develop solutions to problems around specific topics, such as climate action, gender equality, international relations, or heritage.

Registrations for the 2019 conference close Monday 25 February. A number of scholarships are available. For more information, visit unyouth.org.nz/event/aotearoa-youth-declaration or follow facebook.com/YouthDecNZ

Art AuctionArt

Following a successful art auction fundraiser for breast cancer, a group of Awatapu College art students were recently interviewed by the Manawatu Standard to share their story. To read the full article, click here.

Photo credit Warwick Smith, Stuff.

Summer Sports

The sports on offer this term are Cricket, Touch, Archery and Volleyball. Information regarding summer sports has been sent to parents/caregivers of interested students.

Before any student can be placed in a team, parents/caregivers MUST complete a health and permission form. A link to complete an electronic health and permission form has been emailed to parents/caregivers. To access this link, parents/caregivers will need to sign-in using their portal details.

As Cricket, Touch and Volleyball start next week this information needs to returned ASAP!

If you have any queries regarding summer sports, please contact our Director of Sport, Miss Greig, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phoning 06 356 4817 ext 8839.

Swimming Sports 2019

A reminder that Swimming Sports is on Thursday 14 February at the Lido. 

Competitive events will take place from 9am. These events are optional. Only students who have registered in competitive races will attend the morning events. Competitors must make their own way to the pool by 8.45am sharp. Students who are not participating in the competitive events will attend school in the morning as per normal.

The full school will attend from 1pm to 3pm (weather permitting). On this afternoon, form teachers will walk with their classes to the pool. Students who are not competitors can participate in the inter-house tabloid competition. These are fun events and attract many entries. We encourage students to participate in as many of these events as possible as all entries gain points for the inter-house competition.

Students will be dismissed from the pool at 3pm to return to school or make their way home.

Dress Code:
• Students must wear mufti (no cost).
• Clothing must be in keeping with house colours and suitable for both sunny and cold conditions.
• Competitive swimmers must bring swimming togs, at least two towels and warm clothing in case it gets cold.
• Those students entering tabloids events must bring suitable swimwear - jeans are not permitted
• All students must come prepared with sunscreen, a sun hat and a drink bottle of water. 
• There will be limited food sales available.

Bad weather may mean the full school will not attend in the afternoon. If this is the case normal classes will continue for those students not competing in the finals.

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Year 9 Whānau WelcomeWelcome

Family and whānau of Year 9 students are invited to attend a welcome BBQ on Tuesday 12 February from 5pm to 6pm in the school cafeteria. This is an informal way for students, parents/caregivers and teachers to get to know each other. We hope to see you there!

Waitingi Day - School Closed

A reminder, school will be closed on Wednesday 6 February due to Waitangi Day. Normal timetable will resume Thursday 7 February.

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