2020: (Year 61)

  • The 1st March roll was 
  • On Wednesday 29th January 2 staff and 12 language students left for a 19 day trip in Spain.
  • Year 12 student Bella Tran-Lawerence was selected for the 10-person Ministerial Youth Advisory Group (YAG) by the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins for 2020.
  • After first being advised of virus issues in late-December, and after a worsening global situation for 10 weeks, on Friday 13th March, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declares the Covid-19 coronavirus as a Pandemic. The NZ government introduces its 4 Alert Levels and strict group gatherings and travel regulations.
  • Wednesday 18th March, the new gymnasium was officially opened.
  • On Monday 16th March the NZ Government announces that all major events with 500 or more participants must be postponed or cancelled. Then, on Wednesday 19th March gatherings of more than 100 people indoors and 500 outdoors were banned. Schools were closed on Tuesday 24th March.
  • Monday 16th March, due to the Covid-19 coronavirus regulations, the 60th Jubilee organising committee accordingly cancels the event scheduled for Easter (10-12 April).
  • On Wednesday 25th March New Zealand went into a Alert Level 4 five-week lockdown with all citizens confined to their house.The school holidays were brought forward by 2 weeks (30th March - 15th April). Students worked on-line from home.
  • On Monday 27th April, NZ dropped to Alert Level 3 but schools remain closed but on-line learning from home continued.
  • On Monday 11th May, NZ dropped to Alert Level 2 and students returned to school on Monday 18th May. 
  • The NZSS Summer tournament week (29 March - 3 April)- School Sport NZ announces that all events were suspended.
  • The TSSSA suspended all scheduled events for the remainder of Term 1 and Term 2, and resumed in Term 3.
  • Tuesday 9th June, NZ dropped to Alert Level 1 with only the borders remaining closed.
  • On Sunday 31st May a historic photo was taken at the College of:- Maurice Wolland (a Foundation student and the oldest living ex-pupil at nearly 75); Anne Smillee (nee:McPhail- Foundation student and the first student enrolled at the College); Carol Kenworthy (nee: Scott the only living Foundation staff member); and Alec Hutchinson (at 96 the oldest living ex-staff member).
  • On Friday 4th July the Government announces a $23 million grant to upgrade the Spotswood College buildings as part of a nationwide redevelopment programme.