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Welcome from the Principal

Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden

Ki ngā tangata katoa o tō tātou kura whānau, tēnā koutou
Ki a tātou akonga hou me ō rātou mātua, haere mai.
Haere mai ki roto I te whānau o te kura tuarua o Ngamotu.

To all the people of our school district, greetings.
To our new students and families, welcome.
Welcome to the Spotswood College family.

 

 

Moving into Secondary Education is an exciting time for young people.  Our school recognizes the importance of this transition in life and is very keen to work with you to make the change smoothly and with high levels of support.

Spotswood College is a vibrant co-educational school with about 800 students.  We offer exciting opportunities for all students in academic, cultural and sporting areas.
All students are encouraged to achieve.  Quality teaching and learning are the core of our business.

It is what we do best.  Learning is tailored to each student and a high standard of achievement and personal conduct is expected.  We want our students to be independent,
critical and creative thinkers, well able to cope with the challenge beyond the school gates.

Consultation with our school community in 2010 resulted in the following statements:

Who we are:
“We are a co-educational school, learning is our focus, we are diverse, inclusive and caring”;

What is important to us:
“He aha tem ea nui?” He tangata he tangata, he tangata
What is the most important thing? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people”

These statements have helped shape our vision – of what we want for our students:

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

I believe that an outstanding feature of our school is the positive and caring attitude of our students and staff. Their humour and friendly attitudes towards each other creates an excellent environment for teaching and learning.

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 our relationships:

  •     Respect
  •     Co-operation
  •     Care for one another
  •     Courage
  •     Honesty
  •     Responsibility

The diversity of our school is the strength of our school.  Co-educational and multi cultural with a well established and highly regarded International Students programme.  This diversity affords our students the opportunity to learn from and understand others.  It is the experiences and the skills which arise from our diversity that will equip our young people for the global context which is the 21st Century.

We look forward to meeting you and working with you as together we move your child forward in their learning and development.

Choice of school is important.  We are proud of our school, its students, teachers and their achievements.  I am sure you will be very pleased with your decision to attend Spotswood College.

I welcome any enquiries from prospective students and their families.

Yours sincerely
Mark Bowden, Dip Tchg, M.Ed
Principal


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