Final Soiree for 2019

The Performing Arts Department invite friends and family to attend the final Soiree for the year, featuring musical pieces, dance performances and drama acts.

WHEN: Thursday 26 September 2019

WHERE: College Auditorium

TIME: 7pm start

Tickets are available at the door
$10 per family (Mum, Dad & all the kids)
$5 for single adults & unsupervised students
$2 for students (with adult)
Toddlers and small children are free

Code CrackingQR

Staff at the College have been involved in creating innovative teaching tools to stimulate students’ learning outside of the classroom. Students may have noticed posters around the school featuring QR codes. Students can scan the QR code which link to a Mathematics Treasure Hunt and Weekly Quiz.

Mathematical Treasure Hunt - Students complete a series of questions relating to a topic that they are learning in class.
▪ A form of revision for the students before their termly assessments.
▪ A fun and enjoyable running around with learning taking place.
▪ Use of personal device in an educational context.

Weekly Mathematical Quiz - Students scan the QR code to access the weekly quiz that runs from Monday to Thursday each week. The solutions are published every Friday.
▪ Enables students to work on their problem solving skills.
▪ Students' contribute points to their respective house.
▪ Quizzes are also catered for our special needs students with a link to mathematical activities.

Year 10 Camps - Payment Due

Reminder - Year 10 Camps fees are due Friday 27 September (end of Term Three)

Year 10 Camps run from Monday 25 November to Friday 29 November. Students have been placed in camps and payment for these camps is now due. As this can be a costly exercise, the school offers an automatic payment option to help budget for this. Forms are available from the school office. A reminder, camps are a privilege, not a right, and that the school reserves the right to remove a student from their selected camp. If you have any questions regarding Year 10 Camps, please contact Mrs Newton by phoning 356 4817 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Japanese Competence Exams

Congratulations to the following students who excelled in the International Online Assessment of Languages Competence Exams (Japanese):

High Distinction 
Kayla Marshall Abii Bingle
Alisa Chapple Ashaya NcFadyen
Heidi Turnbull  Emily Marshall
Kai Miers Kacey Weavers
Toko Tsumura Xavier Hintz
Josh Rickard  
Brooke Sutton-O'Brien Kip Powell
Asyraf Khairul Noramin Zach Brown
Jordan McDonald Gryffin Powell
Cumorah Judd Ellie Kilty
Alica Rawiri Sarah Hyde
Josh Stretch Libbie Fish
Dayna Swan Carly Atkin
Sean Butcher Summer Symons
Eva Malone Sam Davidson
Briony Milne  

Board of Trustees Student Rep Election 2019Ashleigh

Declaration of Student Election Results 2019

At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received, I hereby declare the following duly elected: Ashleigh Richards

“Helping others and my community is a huge passion of mine, and being able to make an impact motivates me to do my best. I am excited to represent the student body of Awatapu College and use this opportunity to make an extensive contribution back to the school. I think it is important to allow youth voice into perspective which I am proud to present. Being involved in the Palmerston North Youth Council, the Student Council as well as organising fundraising events has allowed me to develop leadership skills and I am look forward to using these skills in my role on the Board of Trustees. I am very proud to be a part of the College's continued growth.”

Congratulations, Ashleigh. A special thank you to Bryn Thompson, our outgoing Student Representative. The commitment and contribution that you have made to the Board of Trustees over your two year tenure is greatly appreciated.

Denny Brunton
Returning Officer