On Tuesday 12th September, Mr. H.W. Sayers, regional Superintendent met the College PTA and announced the establishment of a unit organisation for Spotswood, to start in 1969.This will allow the roll to grow to 1500.
He also announced that a mezzanine floor would be added to the new Library. It is hoped to have all building completed by 1972. The builders are hoping to have B Block ready by February, 1969.
New School Certificate regulations come into effect:- 180 marks with three at 50%, plus two at 40% or 225 marks for 5 subjects. Single subject pass also gazetted. New courses need to be designed for sixth formers who are unlikely to take university entrance.
The work experience scheme for fifth form students continues.
Spotswood CollegeInteract Clubis formed.
2nd-4th May:Cultural visit to Tawa College. The Debating Cup was won by Spotswood with Michael Collier winning the best speaker Cup; both cups won by Spotswood for the 4th consecutive year.
12th/13th July:Major production "Arsenic and Old Lace"
17-18 August:- 5th former Martin Clyma tradgicaly on Mt. Egmont while on a Venture Scout trip.
30th August:54 students and 2 staff leave for a 9 day trip to Curious Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound.
Sports trips continued:- Freyberg HS visited Spotswood and we visited Manurewa HS. In the Cricket game Jeff Cleaver took 6 wickets for 29 runs when bowling. In Rugby, Warrick Procter was selected for the Taranaki Secondary Schools A team.
Sports teams:5 Rugby; 4 Soccer; Boys & Girls Hockey; Boys & Girls Indoor Basketball;
Interact Club formed.
Duke of Edinburgh Scheme- 22 girls gain Bronze award and 23 girls their silver award.