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Nau Mai Haere Mai – Welcome to



School Closure Update: (Updated: 3.40pm 22/02/18).

Spotswood College will unfortunately remain “CLOSED” on Friday 23rd February 2018.

WITT is also closed for our Trades Academy students.

  • Year 9 Beach Day is postponed”

We are working closely with New Plymouth Council, Civil Defense and the Ministry of Education to find a way of re-opening as soon as possible.

Please regularly visit this web page for further updates.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause as this is due to a “lack clean running water” caused by recent storm damage to the main NP water supply pipes.

School office: 06-751-2416 for further information..


A big “THANK-YOU” to all of our school community for taking the time to complete the Principal Appointment Consultation survey……..

Your feedback is really valuable and has been considered at the Board’s appointment committee meeting which was held on Monday evening (12/02/18) when the person specification was finalised.
In line with the Principal Appointment timeline the final documentation will be submitted to the Education Gazette on Friday 16 February for publication.
Kind regards
Linda Whitehead (Chairperson Spotswood College Board of Trustees).



(Mark Bowden – Current Principal)

Our learning community is founded upon highly effective and respectful relationships which enable us to achieve our individual and corporate goals.


The following values are the basis of school Etū program:

Respect Resilience
Present Participating Prepared
Celebrate Collaborate Care

We are a co-educational school, learning is our focus, we are diverse and inclusive.

Our vision:

Developing young people of good character with the skills and knowledge to contribute to our 21st Century Global Village.

Our School Charter.

Check out our latest ERO review: Spotswood College ERO report 2017

To find out more please Contact Us.