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.
TE KURA TUARUA O NGAMOTU
PARENT TEACHER PICNIC
The school Parent Meet The Teachers Picnic will now be held on Wednesday 3rd March from 5 pm - 7 pm. Bring a picnic and your whanau, to join with other members of our school community.
There will be a fund-raising sausage sizzle available as well as live music, a slippery slide and the pump track for use as well. Come and join the fun! (NB: will be postponed if raining).
2021 CURRICULUM BOOKS
Our 2021 Junior and Senior curriculum handbooks are out now. Take a look at the amazing courses on offer for your children.
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) - email@example.com
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.
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.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS THINK
"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)