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Nau Mai Haere Mai – Welcome to


Term Two BYOD:

As from the start of Term Two (30th April 2018)  student mobile phones will be unable to connect to the school BYOD network.

All student BYOD compatable devices (as specified below) will require registering for a school BYOD connection. Please print out and complete the BYOD registration paperwork (below) and bring your device to the school library at lunchtime.

BYOD registration 2018

A BYOD device should have a minimum screen size of 250mm (10″) measured diagonally and preferably has a keyboard. Please note that all student devices must be able to connect to the internet using a browser so they can access “Schoology” which acts as an online subject communication hub 24/7.


Additionally, all devices/technology:
* Must come to school already charged
* Must be used in ‘silent mode’ while in school, unless directed by a staff member.
* May only be used to access files on computer or internet sites which are relevant to the classroom curriculum.

If your son/daughter has any issue connecting to the school Wifi, please inquire at the library at lunchtimes for assistance.

More BYOD information available here  http://spotswoodcollege.school.nz/byod/

NB: Mobile phones connecting adhoc to the school network have been overloading the classroom WIFI access points and this has resulted in connection issues for school learning devices.

School Crossing:

We are currently reviewing the procedures we have in place for the safe use of the pedestrian
crossing outside our school on South Road. As part of this review we have reminded students in
Assemblies that if they use the crossing when it is not supervised then they cannot assume that
traffic will stop for them simply because they walk out onto the crossing. Please discuss safe
pedestrian practice with your children.

School Bell Times

Whanau Class 9.00 am – 9.10 am
Period 1 9.10 am – 10.05 am
Period 2 10.05 am – 11.00 am
Interval 11.00 am – 11.25 am
Period 3 11.25 am – 12.25 pm
Period 4 12.25 pm – 1.25 pm
Lunch 1.25 pm – 2.10 pm
Period 5 2.10 pm – 3.10 pm




(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.