Spotswood College is a co-educational state secondary school in Spotswood, New Plymouth, New Zealand. It was founded in 1960 and celebrated its 60th Jubilee this year.






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Thursday & Friday : 11:30 am - 1:30pm

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1st day back next term - Monday 3rd May - Healthy School Lunches will roll out to all students. Our confirmed suppliers, selected by students, who met the MOE requirements are Pita Pit and Subway. All students can collect one of either lunch option from the school hall during lunchtime. During exams or unavailability of the hall, the collection will relocate to the McPhail Library building students will be notified a week prior of any changes.

Students whom we have received notification of allergen/dietary requirements, these can be collected directly from the Canteen.



If you know your child is going to be absent from school, please contact the school by using one of the following options.

Option 1: Telephone the school on 06 751 2416 and speak to the receptionist (Tracey) or Attendance Officer (Jenine).

Option 2: Send a text to the Attendance Officer (Jenine) on 021 023 93060

Option 3: send an email to the Attendance Officer (Jenine) -

Option 4: Leave a message on the Attendance Hotline by calling the school on 06 751 2416 and press (1) to report a student absence. Record your child’s name, parents name, contact details and reason for absence.

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Ko Tokomaru te waka                                                                                                             

Ko Taranaki te maunga                                                                                                               

Ko Herekawe te awa                                                                                                                   

Ko Te Ātiawa te iwi                                                                                                                   

Ko Ngāti Te Whiti te hapū

Spotswood College is proud to be a leading school of modern and innovative learning. We have a clear vision of a 21st Century learning environment where learning has a purpose,  is planned with students and is pursued through relevant and authentic contexts.

This means students will have a personalised program of learning that meets their individual needs, strengths and passions.

Learning opportunities include a wide range of cultural, arts, sporting, community connect, socially conscious and entrepreneurial activities.

The NZ Curriculum drives our teaching and learning and results in programs that give us wide coverage of all learning areas and allows learners to gain a full range of qualifications.


With our students consistently achieving well in NCEA National qualifications we are also able to offer connectivity to a range of tertiary programmes , apprenticeships, internships, entrepreneurship and employment. The culture of the school is based on a whanau or family like structure, creating a safe environment where students gain a sense of belonging.  Powerful partnerships with our families and wider community are key aspects of our learning community. We are confident our young people will be well equipped with skills to be positioned to be amongst the entrepreneurs, designers, innovators, shakers, movers and leaders to build a better world for tomorrow.

Nicola Ngarewa




"The flexibility of our new programme has given me the ability tio use some of my time at school to reach out to and meet with business professionals in our community."

- Larissa Wilkinson (Year 13)

"The vast majority of students are a lot more engaged in the lesson compared to last year, and that has enabled me to focus on my work more and to get more out of my courses"

- Mika Doron (Year 10)

"In numeracy I am currently designing a subdivision in my Maths course, using real life land around Taranaki, and learning practical skills that i'd need if I ever wanted to be a surveyor and help subdivide land when i'm older"

- Jack Skinner (Year 9)