2004: (Year 45)

  • The roll is 853.
  • New elections are held for the BOT on 2nd April.
  • ERO visited the College in late-March and presented a favourable report.
  • The BOT planning continues for the upgrade of the Administration block, Hall and Staffroom. Also planned is a changing room facility on the Top field.
  • A Turf war was brewing between Spotswood and NPBHS and NPGHS over capping their rolls and including the Spotwood area in their zones. In October, 2006 the MOE abandons the zoning proposal.
  • Level Three NCEA was implemented.
  • The International Language School has grown to 28 students.
  • In February, two Year 11 girls- Laura Salvatore and Renee Eaton go missing overnight in n the Kaitake rangers.
  • The Rock Band "Rival State" won the Taranaki Rock Quest regionals then finished in the Top 6 at the finals of the nationwide 'Rock Quest'. (649 entries)
  • The Manu Korero contest was held at Spotswood on Wednesday 2nd June. Then on Thursday 3rd June at the TSB Stadium, the Kapa Haka group again won the Pae Rangitahi regionals winning 8 sections, two seconds and a third qualifying them for the national finals in Wellington in June.
  • On 2nd April, led by Mrs. Reiko Smithers and Mr. Warwick Foy 12 students visited Japan for 17 days.
  • Hatrix Jazz band won a Gold award and the Concert band a Silver award at the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Secondary schools music Festival. Both bands(23 students) performed creditable at the Melbourne Bands Festival in Melbourne in August.
  • The YES company was named "Turismo" and produced a 2005 Desktop calendar. The team won the Peoples Choice award category and finished 2nd in the Taranaki regionals. 
  • Whitney Moore wins the NZ Young Fashion Designer of the Year award in the Cultural section (150 entries).
  • Major production:- "Back to the Eighties".
  • Frances Doran attended the Global Young Leader's Conference held in Washington DC and New York at the end of term 2.
  • Sam Keegan participated in a 10-day Spirit of New Zealand course.
  • 2 teams enter the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival regionals.
  • In June,  31 Year 12 Geography students have a 3-day trip to Auckland, while in August the Year 13 Economics and History students had a 3-day Social Science trip to Wellington.
  • Sports teams:- Badminton, 5 Boys' & 3 Girls' Basketball; 2 Boys' & 1 Girls' Cricket; Cycling; Equestrian; Golf; 1 Boys' and 1 Girls' Hockey; 9 Netball; 3 Boys' & 1 Girls' Sevens Rugby; Skiing; 2 Boys' & 1 Girls' Soccer; Boys' & Girls' Volleyball, and Yachting.
  • The Spotswood Golf Academy is started in conjunction with the Auckland Golf Academy. It is part of the International Language School.
  • After 21 years of faithful service, the HOD of Music Mr. Barry Bradshaw retired.