After the sealing and landscaping had been finished, the Technology Block complex project was finally completed.
The early part of the year saw the upgrade of the Music faculty completed. The top floor of B block was also renovated to accommodate an "English Language School".
Plans are now underway for a long awaited bus shelter in the bus bay area by the library.
18th April: Mr. Gayton completes a summit climb of Mt.Egmont with 8 Year 13 Sport & Recreation students & 2 adults.
21st March, PTA Summer Fair fundraiser.
Level One NCEA was implemented with workload an issue for both staff and students.
Megan Sommerville and David Tooman elected to the New Plymouth District Youth Council.
The Christian group Soul Vision had a successful year with camps held at TOPEC and Eltham.
The YES company was named "Classy Corks" who won the regional award and then travelled to Wellington for the National finals.
Dana McDiarmid wins a national competition to be a magazine cover model.
On 21st June the Te Kura O Ngamotu Auahi Kore Kapa Haka Ropu travelled to Wanganui for the Manu Korero speech competitions. Clive Tonga-Awhikau finished in second place in the junior section. The Kapa Haka group numbered over 40 and performed at Pae Rangatahi and Manu Ariki.
Under the Deanship of Mrs. Gloria Holland, the year began with 6 International students which had grown to 14 by the end of the year.
Another highly successful year for our various bands- the Jazz band Hatrix, Concert band, Year 9 band, Year 10 band, and a Guitar group.The rock band "Rival State" finishes as runners-up at the Smokefree Rockquest regionals.
Spotswood hosted the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, with Jackson Coe being selected to attend a training workshop in Taupo. From the workshop, Jackson was one of 18 in NZ selected to travel to the Globe Theatre in London in 2003.