Spotswood College

Spotswood College

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Spotswood College is a modern and vibrant co-educational Secondary School situated in the western suburbs of New Plymouth, New Zealand. Our roll at present is 950 male and female students ranging in age from 13 to 18 years of age. Both academic and vocational subjects are taught to all levels, and Spotswood College has built up a proud record of achievement in both the academic, cultural and sporting arenas since its establishment in 1960.

Our staff is comprised of a blend of very experienced teachers, providing leadership for a healthy group of enthusiastic young teachers

“All students are encouraged to achieve. Quality teaching and learning are the core of our business.”

Teaching approach

“He aha tem ea nui?” He tangata he tangata, he tangata What is the most important thing? It is the people, it is the people, it is the people”

These statements have helped shape our vision – of what we want for our students:

“Developing young people of good character with the skills and knowledge to contribute to our 21st Century Global Village”

I believe that an outstanding feature of our school is the positive and caring attitude of our students and staff. Their humour and friendly attitudes towards each other creates an excellent environment for teaching and learning.

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New Plymouth

New Plymouth is situated on the West Coast of the North Island in the province of Taranaki, famous for its mountain, Mt Egmont or Maunga Taranaki (a rival to Japan’s Mt Fuji), and for its gas and oil deposits. Because of these deposits Taranaki is regarded as the Energy Centre of New Zealand. New Plymouth has a population of 65,000 and is the service centre for a large farming population (dairying, as well as sheep and beef cattle).
Currently New Plymouth is experiencing an economic boom with Tourism, Oil and Building rapidly expanding. This is enhanced by a very vibrant Arts and Hospitality scene, clearly shown by New Plymouth’s ever expanding Cafe and Restaurant businesses.
The magnificent Coastal Walkway on the edge of the city is a celebration of the beautiful natural scenery of New Plymouth "Beneath the Mountain and Beside the Sea”.


If you think Sport can play a big part in developing your child’s life skills then Spotswood College can offer you the right environment. The College supports staff to organize and run Sport within the school.
Spotswood College offers a wide range of sports which are sure to cover every wish of any athlete. The general philosophy of making sport accessible for all is complimented by encouraging excellence in achieving Regional, National and International recognition.
The natural co-ed environment provides a very life-like platform and is proven to support a longer involvement with student sporting activity. Participation, Excellence, Coach Development and the Resourcing of Sport are the key objectives of the Sports Department. Supported by the Sports Council made up of community members and key College staff every effort is made to provide a quality sporting experience for everyone.

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