The number of large schools in N.Z continues- seven have over 1300 students and Spotswood is one of these with 1317 (394 new 3rd formers).
Mr. G. Gair the Associate Minister of Education visited Spotswood in early-October to consider the Department of Education giving official recognition to the "Schools within a School" concept that Spotswood has been using for 3 years.
The Department has agreed to cap the roll at 1400 and will provide buildings for this number. A fourth N.P. secondary school will only happen if the roll, grows beyond 1400.(The proposed site is Frankley Road).
The PTA asks about Spotswood establishing its own Board of Trustees.(Daily News, 13th July, 1971).
13 evening classes.
Changes occur in the sixth and seventh form examination system.
The major production was "Ten Little Niggers".
Brass Band, Madrigal Singers, Orchestra and Massed Choir all continue to perform well. The Music trip to Tawa College took place on 29th-31st July.
3rd - 11th September the 9-day trip to Curious Cove.
The Catamaran Club continues to construct the new craft.
Sports exchanges with Freyberg and Tawa continue.
Duke of Edinburgh scheme- Now in its fifth year at Spotswood. 14 Bronze, 8 silver, and 3 girls Ruth Ward, Susan Turner and Jennifer King completed and gained the Gold award.They will be presented with their Gold awards by the Governor-General in April, 1972.