The Name & Uniform
Mr. McPhail was present at a meeting of parents called at Devon Intermediate School on 23rd July 1959 at which two parents’ representatives were to be appointed to the High School Board.
The meeting heard information on the full courses leading to university study, and on the bus services to cover a wide area.
NAMING THE SCHOOL
A list of suggested names was also presented- Egmont College, Egmont High School, Spotswood High School, New Plymouth West High School.
The name of Spotswood College was finally chosen, thus naming the school after the maiden name of Louisa Jane Seddon(nee:Spotswood) the wife of Richard John Seddon, the Premier of New Zealand from 1893 to 1906.
THE SCHOOL UNIFORM & COLOURS
The meeting decided that the uniform would be grey(as recommended by the Board to carry on from Devon Intermediate School), dark green and gold.