2016: (Year 57)

  • The front of the College footpath and road upgrade was completed.
  • Form/Whanau classes would revert back to horizontal rather than vertical.
  • The new Astroturf complex was ready for use at the start of the year.
  • The election for the new Board of Trustee was held in May.The MOE had developed a 10-20 year property plan.
  • Taranaki Futures launch a pilot programme called "Accelerator" to help guide the region's senior school students into employment.
  • On Sunday 31st July the Gymnasium was demolished.
  • 17 International students are enrolled.
  • In August a large group of French, Japanese, and Spanish students travelled to Wellington to experience the Drama Festival - Lingofest.
  • Led by Mrs. Reiko Smithers, 10 senior Japanese students visited our sister city Mishima and our sister school Hatsukaichi High School for 2 weeks.
  • Our Year 11 Culinary team (Catriona Oates & Mikaela Phillips-Nassif) entered the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge (NSSCC) and won the Taranaki regional competition. On 30th August they competed in the grand finals against 8 other schools in Auckland and won a Bronze medal.
  • "Kai with Soul" Food & Nutrition fortnightly features in the Daily News completed the 9th year.
  • Music:- Our Hatrix Jazz band again competed in the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Band Festival in Hamilton.
  • "Spotty Idol 12" was another amazing night won this year by Jacques McCallum-Lind
  • A student-directed group competed at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival regionals held at the King's Theatre in Stratford with a student-directed (Baylee O'Donnell-Martin) 5 minute absurdist interpretation of a "Hamlet" scene. They won and then represented Taranaki at the national finals in Wellington in June. At the finals Baylee won the award for "Best Student Director".
  • Roan Upson (Year 10) qualified for the national Spelling Bee finals that appeared on TV One after finishing in the Top 5 at the Central North Island regional competition held in Hamilton. He finished in 6th= place at the national final.
  • Sports teams:-Badminton; Cricket; 2 Boys' & 1 Girls' Basketball; the Equestrian; Mixed Hockey; 4 Netball; 1 Boys' Rugby; 1 Boys' & 2 Girls' Soccer; and Boys' & Girls' Volleyball.
  • A team of 7 took part in the annual NZSS Tough Guy & Girl Challenge (a 6km timed mud run) at Rotorua.
  • 18th - 20th September we hosted Santiago College, Chile in Girls' Hockey, Boys' & Girls' Volleyball, 1st XV Rugby, 1st XI Boys Soccer.
  • We farewelled two long-serving teachers. Our HOD of Special Education Mrs. Shelia Mack retired after 26 years of tireless work along with Mrs. Beverley McLean who retired after 16 years of service and leading our Gateway and Transition programmes.