The Government launches its "Youth Guarantee Scheme"
The PTA Gala was held on Sunday 23rd June.
On the 2nd March, a burst water pipe in front of the Music suite forces the College to close for the day.
Spotswood hosted its first group of 3 students from our sister school Hatsukaichi High School, Hiroshima, Japan
In the April holidays, led by Mrs. Reiko Smithers 7 students and 4 adults visited Japan for 2-weeks.
In the October holidays, led by Mrs. Michele FitzPatrick 10 Spotswood Spanish students and 5 from FDMC undertook a two-week study tour of Argentina.
In October Madame Sabine de Crevoisier and 3 senior French students visited New Caledonia for 12 days.
In mid-May we hosted the first visit by 24 students and 3 staff from the College Jean Fayard in Dumea, near Noumea, New Caledonia.
The Kapan Haka group competed at the Pae Rangitahi contest in Wanganui on 4th & 5th July.
On 12th December, led by Mr. Robin Stanford 5 Spotswood students visited Cambodia & Thailand for a month's study tour.
Spotswood teams entered the Taranaki Literary Challenge and the Taranaki regional Mooting competition.
In July, 30 students from the Year 12 & 13 Accounting & Economics classes undertook a study trip to Wellington.
Anya Wangsuwan (International student from Thailand) won the overall "Youth Designer Award" at the Underground Youth Fashion Show held in Wanganui.
"Kai with Soul" Food & Nutrition fortnightly features in the Daily News completed the 6th year.
"Spotty Idol 9" was another amazing night won this year by Abby Christodoulou.
Seven extracts were entered at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival regionals held at Stratford with the student-directed (Laura Anderson & Olivia Preston) Othello's "willow' scene winning and then representing Taranaki at the national finals in Wellington in June.
Music:- The Hatrix Jazz band and Concert band competed at the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Band Festival at Hamilton and gained a silver award. The one entry in the Taranaki Rockquest regionals saw Gloriana Wilson win the solo/duo category. Spotswood again hosted the Taranaki Secondary Schools Orchestra Day.