1996: (Year 37)

  • The roll is 915.
  • The start of the relationship between Spotswood and the Akemi English Language School (AES) from Hiroshima, Japan.
  • After 25 years service at Spotswood History teacher Mr. Charles Gill moved to Sacred Heart College.
  • 20-21 April:- Our Te Kura Club hosts a 35th Reunion for the College.
  • Senior and junior Debating groups were active in several inter-school debates.
  • Major production:- "Nothing Will Come of Nothing".
  • Te Ropu Kapa Haka O Ngamotu group:- Lionel Skipper becomes the new tutor. The group number increases from 20 to 30-40.
  • Music:- Symphonic band of 30 performed at the National Concert Band Festival in Palmerston North. The Jazz band "Hatrix" had a good year and participated at the Rotorua Jazz Festival. The String orchestra, 3rd form band and 4th form band all had enjoyable years. A small Choir participated in several local events.
  • The I.S.C.F enjoyed their christian fellowship sessions.
  • 20 7th formers took part in the annual OPC trip to Turangi.
  • 18-21 August, the  6th form Legal Studies class visited Wellington while the following week the 7th form History class experienced their trip to Auckland.
  • Four Textiles students gained awards at the NZSS Young Designers Awards held in Christchurch.
  • The First XV Rugby squad did an 8-day four game trip to the South Island in August. 
  • Sports teams:- Badminton,  Boys' &  Girls' Basketball; 2 Boys' & 1 Girls' Cricket; Cycling; Equestrian; Golf; 1 Boys' & 1 Girls' Hockey; 9 Netball; 4 Boys' & 1 Girls' Sevens Rugby; Rugby League; Skiing; Girls' Soccer; Yachting; Boys' & Girls' Volleyball; 
  • On 30th July,  sports codes competed against Fraser HS at home for the inter-school exchange.
  • Bridgette Wilson was awarded 100% in the School Certificate Workshop Technology exam.
  • Sports teams:- Badminton,  Boys' &  Girls' Basketball; 2 Boys' & 1 Girls' Cricket; Cycling; Equestrian; Golf; 2 Boys' & 1 Girls' Hockey; 9 Netball; 4 Boys' & 1 Girls' Rugby; Rugby League; Skiing; Girls' Soccer; Yachting; Boys' & Girls' Volleyball;