Roll grows to 1226 (379 new 3rd formers), and staff shortages continue.(Teacher shortages have been around since 1949.)
The Activities Fee is $3.00 for one family member and $5.50 for two or more.
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 (Cost was $41,000.00).
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.