1990: (Year 31)

  • The roll is 1272.
  • The development of a facility for students with Special Needs.
  • After many years of negotiation the school development plan for the upgrading of the buildings was accepted. This plan because of its size and complexity will probably take 5-10 years to complete will see the whole school virtually re-built. The first stage was:-
  • a. refurbishment of S block with a 6th form  common room
  • b. a new two classroom Maori Studies block
  • c. a new senior laboratory in A block
  • d. re-paint and re-roof 'S' and 'A' extensions
  • e. a new fence around the swimming pool
  • Japanese subject introduced
  • Smaller Maori Culture group operate
  • Two senior teachers announce their retirements:- Mrs. M. Van Paassen (1972-1990) after 19 years of service, and Miss Margaret Hurley after 16 years(1977-1992).
  • The Spotswood College Amateur Radio and Electronics Club (ZLZUZ) meet weekly in a small room next to S13.
  • Sports teams: 7 Boys' & 8 Girls' Basketball; Boys' & Girls' Cricket; Cycling; 2 Boys' & 1 Girls' Hockey; 13 Netball; 4 Rugby; Skiing; Boys' & Girls' Volleyball;
  • 1st XV Rugby and 1st XI Soccer play against Fraser HS in N.P. 
  • Greg Withers and Tracey Egarr participated in the 10-day Spirit of New Zealand courses.
  • 20 Students take part in the annual OPC trip to Turangi.
  • The Junior and Senior debating teams had a mixed year. The seniors lost to Fraser HS.
  • The Badminton girls' team competed in NZBF tournaments at Hamilton and Wellington.
  • Yachting team wins Taranaki regionals and finishes 15th in NZSS champs.
  • Major Production:- "Frankly Frankie".
  • Music:- Junior and Senior Bands; and a Choir (16) all girls!!