1968: (Year 9)

  • 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 College Interact Club is 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.