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WHERE:        Spotswood College Staffroom

WHEN:          Wednesday 24th May 2017 – 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Light refreshments available.

Find out about Merit and Excellence Endorsements:

  • what parents can do to support their child.
  • the day to day habits of Merit and Excellence students

There will be opportunities to talk to some HOD’s.

Mr Knapton
(Deputy Principal)

May 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:  Principal Notes, College Calender, NCEA Success, International News, Year 10 Health, Spotlight on Sport, Star Cooking Course and Vocational Pathways.

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May 2017 Newsletter

Extra-Curricular Photo Shoot Day

This years’ Sport, Music, Cultural and Arts Photo shoot Day is Friday 30th June 2017.  A reminder for musicians to bring instruments and sports players to bring uniforms, clean and tidy.

Independent Development Plan (IDP) Interview – 15/16 June 2017

Dear Whanau/Family

As you are aware Spotswood College has been conducting student individual Development Plan interviews (IDP’s) for several years now and they are proving to be very effective in giving our students purpose and direction for their future learning goals and pathways. In these personalised meetings we will discuss your child’s individual learning needs, revise and set personal goals in the context of their future education and career aspirations.

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) interview days are Thursday 15th June from 2.15pm and Friday 16th June 2017.

Although there are no classes on Thursday period 5 and all day Friday, we are expecting 100% of students (mufti) to attend school for their important interview accompanied by a member of their Whanau/Family. Your child’s IDP interview is the perfect opportunity for us to meet/catch up with you whilst you are supporting your child and together further build the home/student/teacher partnership essential for student achievement and success.

These IDP interviews are approximately 20 minutes long and generally take place with your child’s Whanau teacher in their Whanau classroom, at a negotiated time.

During your child’s IDP interview questions may arise regarding specific subjects and/or teachers so you will have an opportunity to book an evening meeting with a subject teacher by making an appointment at the desk in the main reception office after your child’s IDP interview.

  • Senior (years 11, 12 & 13) subject teacher evening will take place on Wednesday 21st June 2017
  • Junior (years 9 & 10) subject teacher evening will take place on Wednesday 28th June 2017

April 2017 Newsletter

In this issue: Principal Notes, Term 2 News, Learning Support News, Mooting News, PTA News, Year 9 and 10 E TŪ, Carnival Day, Science Department News, Common Room Move, Volleyball, Vocational Pathways News.

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April 2017 Newsletter


Please click on the link below to access the 2017 Term Dates.

Term Dates 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

In this issue:  Principal Notes, College Calender, Information for Years 9 and 10, Dux and Scholarship information, Sowman Centre News, International News, Science Department News, Year 9 and 10 E TU, Sport News and Vocational Pathways News.

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March 2017 Newsletter



Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Period 1 9.00 am – 10.00 am
Period 2 10.00 am – 11.00 am
Interval 11.00 an – 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



Tuesday, Thursday

Period 1 9.00 am – 9.55 am
Whanau Class 9.55 am – 10.25 am
Period 2 10.25 am – 11.20 am
Interval 11.20 am – 11.45 am
Period 3 11.45 am – 12.40 pm
Period 4 12.40 pm – 1.35 pm
Lunch 1.35 pm – 2.15 pm
Period 5 2.15 pm – 3.10 pm









February 2017 Newsletter

In this issue: Principal Notes, College Callender, Attendance, Beach Volleyball, Science Department News, ESOL News, Vocational Pathways News.

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February 2017 Newsletter


When considering learning and the integration of technology in the classroom, the following specifications for mobile devices should be kept in mind:

  • Wireless 802.11N 5.0Ghz Support (Devices with 2.4Ghz only will work, but for new purchases 5.0Ghz support is preferable)
  • Battery Life 6 Hrs +
  • Weight (Portability) < 2.5kg
  • Operating System = Android, i0S, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X.
  • Minimum 13″ screen for laptops
  • Protective case

Please note you do not have to purchase Microsoft programmes as all students have access to free Microsoft Office 365.