1994: (Year 35)

  • The roll is 1020, and is expected to drop below 1000 in 1995.
  • One of the biggest changes for 1994 was to school resources and property. As a consequence of initiatives by the BOT, A Block was upgraded, a new IHC unit was on site, a new special needs laboratory, a major refurbishment of the Library and the upstairs of B Block had taken place. The focus now turns to Stage 3 the Technical block, administration block, hall and staffroom areas. A second computer suite was added to A Block 
  • The Radio and Electronics group were the winners of the N.Z trophy for the second time in 4 years.
  • Ellen Baker a USA space shuttle "Challenger" astronaut visits and presents the College with a photo of her shuttle launching.
  • In late-October the 6th form Legal Studies class did a trip to Wellington.
  • The Young Enterprise team called their business Spectrum.
  • In September, Shannon Austin represented New Plymouth at the New Zealand Youth Parliament.
  • Both senior and Junior Debating teams were active during the year but the senior team lost again to Fraser HS.
  • Music:- Symphonic Band, Senior Jazz band(Hat'rix), 3rd and 4th form bands were all active. In the last week of term 2, the Concert/Jazz group did a southern north island tour visiting 5 high schools before participating in the National Concert Bands festival in Hastings.
  • Sam Dixon and Mathew Rilkoff participated in the 10-day Spirit of New Zealand courses.
  • 7th form group take part in the annual OPC trip to Turangi.
  • Maori Culture group:- The group spent the year preparing for the 1995 activities. Bronwyn Knightly represented Spotswood College for the 3rd time at the annual Nga Manu Korero Maori speech competition.
  • The Spotswood College Radio station Triple XOS broadcasts 2 shows daily- interval and lunchtime.
  • A great first year for the SCRFC under the Chairmanship of Graeme Riddick. The school fielded 4 teams, but unfortunately no Girls' team. The 1st XV beat FDMC 35-27 as a curtain-raiser to the Taranaki vs Samoa game at Rugby Park. This team also played in the Northern regional tournament.
  • Sports teams:- Badminton, 10 Boys' & 9 Girls' Basketball teams; 2 Boys' & 1 Girls' Cricket; Cycling; Equestrian; 1 Boys' & 1 Girls' Hockey; 8 Netball; 4 Rugby; Boys' & Girls' Rugby League;Skiing; Girls' Soccer; Boys' & Girls' Volleyball; 
  • In July 7 sports codes and the debating team visited Hamilton for the inter-school exchange with Fraser HS.
  • After 12 years as the Guidance teacher/Careers Adviser Mr. John Mills moved to NPGHS.