2000: (Year 41)

  • The roll is 790.
  • Mr. Brett Sloan is appointed as the Deputy Principal.
  • Research is undertaken for Spotswood to consider entering the market for foreign fee paying students.
  • Three key areas of school development were completed. Stage II of the Technology upgrade-the Food Technology and Textiles faculties were ready at the start of the year. In the middle of the year the Learning Centre that was the "Study Hall in A block was finished. This centre targets students specifically with literacy and numeracy needs and reading recovery education for speakers of other languages. The Information Technology Centre in the Library was also completed (Te Whare Wananga O Nga Rangatahi).
  • Stage III of the Technology project is to start in 2001 with the relocation of Art and Photography faculties  into the downstairs of B Block.
  • A new school uniform was introduced replacing the one introduced in 1992. 
  • In late-Term III, ERO completed the scheduled 4-yearly review.
  • A big workload was imposed on staff preparing for the introduction of NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) in 2002.
  • PTA fund raising activities-Spirit of Adventure on 26th May and a Twilight Gala on 19th October.
  • Major production:- "Gervase Becket".
  • In January,a group of 6 students attended the Otago University Science summer school in Dunedin.
  • Michael Davis is one of six New Zealanders selected to attend a week-long Australasian International Space School in Canberra in July.
  • 26 Year 12 Geography and History students had a 3-day trip to Auckland.
  • Cultural group of 25. Manu Korero was held at Spotswood on 9th June, and on 25th August the Kapahaka group travelled to Opunake to compete in the Pae Rangatahi competitions finishing in second place.
  • A small Sheilah Winn Shakespeare group performed a 15-minute rendition of "Orthello" at the National Festival in Wellington with Jimo Rangi being invited to perform at the Globe Theatre in London in 2001.
  • A mixed year for the Junior and Senior debating teams.
  • The many bands had a busy year. The Jazz band Hatrix competed at the Jazz Festival at Tauranga, and performed to several local schools and at our annual "Golden Oldies Concert". Other groups were: Year 9 Beginner band, Year 9 Advanced band, Year 10 band and the Concert band. 
  • Soul Vision (ISCF) had a successful year.
  • A group of 10 students took part in the annual OPC trip to Turangi.
  • Sports teams:- Badminton, 5 Boys' &  4 Girls' Basketball; 2 Boys' & 1 Girls' Cricket; Cycling; Equestrian; Golf; 2 Mixed Hockey; 7 Netball; 3 Boys' Rugby; Skiing; Girls' Soccer; Yachting; and Boys' & Girls' Volleyball.
  • Sports exchanges with Wanganui City College and Opunake HS.
  • In December, Lisa Garvey won $10,000 on an Instant Kiwi ticket while on a Beach Volleyball trip to Nelson.
  • We mourned the passing of a former Maori Language teacher Mr. Ivan Komene. Mr. Dave Plyler retires after 29 years of teaching service (1971-2000).