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We are now almost at the end of our winter season and it’s great to see such fantastic results from our teams. For more sports news and to check out photos of our teams in action, head over to the Awatapu College Sports Facebook page.

Brave Thinkers Programme

During the holidays, two Year 12 Business Studies students, Nathanael Mitchell and Bach Pham, were sponsored to attend the residential Brave Thinkers programme. The intensive 5-day experience encourages students to be bold in their thinking, develop their interpersonal skills and conceptual understanding of developing business ideas, meet other business people, and combine academic learning with business decision making. Nathanael was a key member of the winning team at the event. His team’s idea was to design an app to help young addicts onto the path to recovery. Both young men thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend the programme to other students.

Senior Interview Evening

The Senior Interview/Subject Confirmation evening will be held on Thursday 22 August 2019. Please note that the school will close at 3pm on this day (buses will run as normal). We encourage all parents/caregivers to attend so that they can actively monitor their child's academic progress.

Bookings for Parent/Teacher Interviews can be completed online. The booking process is user-friendly making it easy for parents/caregivers to book appointments to meet with the son/daughter's teachers. Information regarding how to make bookings has been sent home with students. Please contact the school office on 06 356 4817 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have not received this information.

Cheerleading ChampCheerleading

Congratulations to Carly Atkin and her cheerleading team from Zero Gravity Cheerleading who competed at the Eutopia Cheer and Dance competition in Sydney recently. Carly’s team won both their grade division and grand champions overall - beating 14 other teams on points across all levels. This win has given the team the opportunity to compete at the Global Games Cheer and Dance in Hawaii in 2021. Congratulations!

Youth Science Forum

Congratulations to Niamh Frizzell who has received a scholarship to attend the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) this term. LIYSF is a two week residential student event held at the Imperial College London and the Royal Geographical Society and aims to give a deeper insight into science and its applications for the benefit of all mankind; and to develop a greater understanding between young people of all nations. The programme includes lecture demonstrations from leading scientists, visits to world class laboratories and universities combined with cultural interactions with 500 students aged 16-21 years old from 70 countries. Niamh will be staying at the Imperial College in South Kensington. This is a fantastic experience and we look forward to Niamh sharing her knowledge when she returns later this term.

IHC Art AwardsIHC

Congratulations to Malachi Oldridge who has been selected as a top 30 finalist of the IHC Art Awards. This is the second year Malachi’s art has been selected. Malachi has been part of a private art session group facilitated by Aroha Lowe each week. His entry represents his Nani Kataraina as "A Māori Girl" and pays homage to E.Mervyn Taylor's earlier work. His work will be on display at the gala event on Thursday 5 September 2019 at Shed 6 in Wellington. To find out more about the IHC Art Awards, visit

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