Spotswood College

November 2020 Newsletter

Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou,

In June we consulted with our community about whether to stay in or opt-out of the voluntary donation scheme.

At that time we had recently come out of lockdown and it was difficult to foresee the financial pressures that would be on our community.

As we are now in October feedback from our community has strongly indicated that opting back into the voluntary scheme is a more favourable option to ensure we are providing an equitable and quality learning community.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Nicola Ngarewa




Whaea Nicola email:

Deputy Principal

Mr Daryn Shaw email:

Deputy Principal

Mr Chris Lapworth email:

Senior Leadership

Mrs Paula Cast email:

Senior Leadership

Mrs Hilary Takarangi email:

Senior Leadership

Mr Darren Scott email:

Year 13 Deans

Ms Tracey Laurence email:

Mr Gavin Parr email:

Year 12 Dean

Ms Julia Stephens email:

Year 11 Dean

Mr Wayne Cribb email:

Year 10 Dean

Mr Carlin Kumeroa email:

Year 9 Dean

Mr Darren Scott email:

International Director

Mrs Nicola Healy email:


Super Proud of The Designery who came overall runner up in the regional YES competition!

Big picture
Big picture
Spotswood College students having their Japanese lesson with students from our sister school - Hatsukaichi High
Big picture

Ministry provided Chromebooks

Senior students who may already be thinking about leaving need to return their Ministry provided Chromebooks to either the ICT hub or to Reception. There is a new requirement on students orange leaving cards to get this specifically signed off.

Important Heads Up - During the last week of school (week 7th to 11th December) there will be a software lock and recall put on all student Ministry provided Chromebooks. Students will be required to hand them back into the ICT hub, with the charger. This will enable ICT Support to stocktake and also transfer the Chrome management system on each device over to Spotswood College. Before returning them to the students ready for school week zero in 2021.

Any missing or damaged devices will be charged to students accounts.

The Spotswood College 2021 Junior and Senior Curriculum Booklets are now available on our Spotswood College website under Curriculum.

The Curriculum Booklets are in a flipbook format which can be easily zoomed in and out, or you can click the download button and download as a pdf if you'd prefer.

NCEA Exam Timetable 2020


Papatūānuku pilot program in action with Ari Capper.

Well done Swanna - adding splashes of art into our local schools!


Congratulations to Oliver Doole -Bronze in the 200 mtr breaststroke at the National Secondary Schools Swimming Championships!!!
Big picture
Spotty Idol 2020 - congratulations to everyone involved and overall winner Tobi Elliot
Photos from the School Ball 2020. A big thank you to the ball committee and Ms Tracey Laurence - a wonderful evening!
Pre-Halloween fun

School Uniform


Reminder school finishes at 2.10 pm every Wednesday.


3rd Inquiry Showcase - 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm School Hall and Staffroom

4th TAFT Performance

10th Senior Prizegiving 7.00 pm (Early School closure 1.25 pm)

11th Dr Yariv Doron Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist - 2.15 pm

16th NCEA Exams start

27th Teacher Only Day

Big picture