The Year 12 and 13 Ball was held on Saturday, 20 August at the Hotel Coachman. The Ball Committee did a fantastic job transforming the venue into a "Winter Wonderland" and the entertainment was fantastic.

As with every other year, patrons and Hotel staff commented on how well behaved and polite our students were. We are proud to have such respectful students at the College.

One of the highlights is seeing the students transform on the night. Congratulations to our King and Queen - Jack Bruton and Ku Ku Henery - and to our Prince and Princess - Kaya Pani and Jasmine Pope.

Thank you to all those who made the night a success, particularly to Mrs Elliott and the Ball Committee. 

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Makoura Senior Sports Exchange

On Wednesday, 17 August, Awatapu College hosted Makoura College from Masterton for the annual Senior Sports Exchange.

Awatapu College were the overall winners of the day, winning all but two of our games!

The teams were:  
Senior A Netball 1st XV Rugby
Senior Social Netball 1st XI Boys Hockey
1st XI Boys Football 1st XI Girls Hockey
1st XI Girls Football Boys Badminton
Senior Boys Basketball Girls Badminton
Senior Girls Basketball  

Congratulations to all players involved.


Congratulations to Braden Kendall and Mackenzie Cleland from the 400 Block who have been selected to participate in the Special Olympic Trans Tasman Tournament in Hamilton in November. Braden will compete in the athletics event and Mackenzie will compete in the swimming event.

Karate Champ

Congratulations to Drew Wirihana who competed in the National Gasshuku Karate Champs recently. Drew won 1st place in both the Brown Belt Kata and Brown Belt Kumite. She also recently received her Black Belt. This is a great accomplishment for which Drew receives an Awatapu College Gold Achievement Award in Sport.

Manawatu Mathematics Competition


Three students from Awatapu College, Helen Liu, Emma Muir and Patrick Sumadi, recently competed in the Massey Manawatu Mathematics and Statistics Competition. This competition has over 20 schools from all across the Manawatu-Wanganui region.

Our team lead from the start all the way to the final question, where they were only narrowly beaten by Dannevirke High School by 1 point.

Well done, Helen, Emma and Patrick - you should be very proud of your achievement.

Shooting Triumphs

Congratulations to Jessica-Burgess Smith and Kerrin Stuart who have been selected in the North Island Junior Shooting Team. Jess has also been selected in the North Island Women’s Shooting Team who will shoot against the South Island team in Rangiora over the weekend of 20-21 August.

Jess and Kerrin have competed in several regional competitions recently.

Jess competed in the A-grade level, gaining 2nd place in both the Southern Hawkes Bay Open and Manawatu Open.

Kerrin competed at the C-grade level, gaining 1st place in the Horowhenua Open, Wairarapa Open and Southern Hawkes Bay Open, 2nd place in the Manawatu Closed Champs, Wellington Open and Manawatu Open and 3rd place in the Wanganui Open.

Kerrin was also the winner of the graded final in the Manawatu Open and won C grade at the National Indoor Championships with an amazing score of 298.17 out of a possible 300.30 (winning by 9 points from 2nd place). Jess shot very well in a tough A grade field, finishing 7th with a score of 394.19 out of a possible 400.40. 

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