2001: (Year 42)

  • The roll is 801.
  • The first intake of International students arrive at Spotswood. The annual fee is $8,500 with an additional weekly accommodation cost of $160.
  • Big advancement made in completing the satellite school-wide internet including installing a satellite disc, fibre optic cable and high spec Macintosh G4 system for the Graphic Art students.
  • The final year of School Certificate and Bursary. More preparation is completed for the introduction of NCEA in 2002.
  • Spotswood is one of 21 schools selected to pilot the Gateway Programme led by Mrs. Beverley McLean.
  • April; BOT triennial elections
  • Led by Mr. Mark Sewter, Spotswood enters the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) with the company being called TMC Enterprises.
  • The Year 12 Social Science students went to Auckland for a 3-day trip in late-June while the Year 13 History students visited Wellington.
  • A group of 10 students took part in the annual OPC trip to Turangi.
  • A teacher-directed rendition of "A Mid-Summer Night's Dream" won the Taranaki regional competition and represented Taranaki at the national finals of the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival in Wellington. Jimo Rangi represents NZ at the Globe Theatre in London.
  • The Kapa Haka group performed at 3 competitions- the Manuariki Festival at Taumaranui, the Pae Rangatahi competion and the Manuariki regionals in Waitara. Che O'Donnell and Clive Tonga-Awhikau compete at the Manu Korero speech competitions both finishing third.
  • On 2nd November the carvings placed outside Te whanau o whaitata were unveiled. The carver was Greg Barrett.
  • The various College bands continue to stamp their mark in Taranaki. This includes the Jazz band Hatrix, Concert band, String group, Combo-Baseless, Year 9 band, and Year 10 band. Hatrix band was awarded a "Gold Award" at the Waikato & Bay of Plenty Band & Orchestra Festival in Hamilton.Hatrix was also a joint winner of the "Smokefree Auahi Kore Teams Award" trophy. The "Golden Oldies Concert" was very successful.
  • In April 6 students and 2 staff visited Japan
  • Sports teams:- Badminton, 6 Boys' & 3 Girls' Basketball; 1 Boys' & 1 Girls' Cricket; Cycling; Equestrian; Golf; 1 Boys' and 1 Girls' Hockey; 8 Netball; 2 Boys' & 1 Girls' Rugby; Skiing; Boys' & Girls' Soccer; Boys' & Girls' Volleyball, and Yachting.
  • Sports exchanges with Wanganui City College at home on 21st June (Basketball, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Soccer, and  Volleyball; and Opunake HS on 11th September
  • The senior girls' Volleyball team finish 4th at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships.
  • Volleyballer Phillipa Soulsby gains a 4-year NCAA scholarship at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
  • Mrs. Margaret Gaze resigns after 12 years at Spotswood that included the setting-up of the "Peer Support" programme.