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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LATEST NEWS

THE DESIGNERY

2021 JUNIOR CURRICULUM HANDBOOK OUT NOW!

NCEA INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

The Designery is a self-sustainable store that students can use as a creative outlet to showcase and sell their art, designs and produce to the community. All money made will go back into The Designery for students to make more products.

Open every Friday (during term time only) from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

 

Our 2021 Junior and Senior curriculum handbooks are out now. Take a look at the amazing courses on offer for your children next year.

Course selection now open. Please note this closes on the 21st September 2020.

 

Please find attached the latest NCEA information for yourself and your child. The information covers the requirements for levels 1, 2 & 3, University entrance and course selection for 2021.

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

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Ko Tokomaru te waka                                                                                                             

Ko Taranaki te maunga                                                                                                               

Ko Herekawe te awa                                                                                                                   

Ko Te Ātiawa te iwi                                                                                                                   

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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

Principal

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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)

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