Roll grows to 1226 (379 new 3rd formers), and staff shortages continue.(Teacher shortages have been around since 1949.)
Talks of internal assessment replacing examinations, and new and different subjects being introduced.
Builders continue to remain on-site as more buildings are added to the campus.
18 evening classes.
The name 7th Form replaces Upper Sixth form(formerly 6A) and Lower Sixth form(6B) became 6th form.
11th March:-The new gymnasium is officially opened.
Ropu Wawatai wins Regional final in the Korimako Speech contest.
Friday 20th March:-The Massed Choir and the Madrigal Singing group perform for Her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Bowl of Brooklands.
Music & Cultural Tawa College exchanges reinstated. In March, Tawa College won the Debating; while their Musical groups visited in late-July.
The major production was "Listen to the Wind".
A mezzanine floor is added to the Library.
A Catamaran building and Sailing Club is formed to build a fleet of catamarans for the College pupils.
Monday 24th August:-39 students and staff departed for another 6-day round trip of the South Island.
4th-12th September:-46 students and staff depart for an 9-day trip to Curious Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound.
Saturday 3rd October: After nearly 4 months of construction, the College's first 11ft catamaran yacht was launched. This was the first of a "McPhale's Navy" project, with 2 more planned for construction in 1971.
Sports teams:-4 Rugby; 4 Soccer; 12 Netball; Boys & Girls Hockey; Cricket; Boys Basketball;
Freyberg and Tawa sports trips continue.
Karoline Nodder wins the Flannagan Cup Open Water swim.
In July, ex-spotswoodian Barnett Bond(1964-1967) becomes our first senior New Zealand representative by competing in Swimming at the IX Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.