Trustpower Award


Congratulations to Teuila Nosa who was awarded a 2017 Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award. This award is presented to Year 13 students to recognise and reward their service to their school and the wider community. Teuila is a very deserving recipient and delivered an inspiring acceptance speech. As an award winner, Teuila received $500 prize money and another $250 to give to a community group of her choice. Teuila chose St Johns as a personal tribute to honour the generous support Teuila and her family have received from St Johns in the past. Of the six secondary school regional finalists, Teuila was also named the Trustpower Supreme Winner. Congratulations, Teuila!

Sasakawa Scholarship

Congratulations to Frances Harnett-Darlington who has been awarded a Sasakawa Undergraduate Scholarship. Frances of one of only 5 students from New Zealand to be awarded this prestigious scholarship. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage top students to continue with their Japanese study at a tertiary level. Applicants were selected based on their academic ability, future leadership potential, and their ability to demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm for work and self confidence. Congratulations, Frances! We wish you all the best for your future endeavours.

Skiing Champ


Congratulations to Ashleigh Richards who recently competed in the North Island Secondary School Ski Champs. Ashleigh was placed 26th out of a field of 176 skiers, and was only 6 seconds behind the 1st place getter. This is a remarkable achievement. Well done, Ashleigh.

Mufti Day

Reminder, there is a mufti day on Thursday 21 September. This is a gold coin donation.

Teacher Only Day

Please note, there is a Teacher Only Day scheduled for Wednesday 20 September. No classes will run this day.  Normal timetable will resume on Thursday 21 September.

Senior Leadership Nominations and Scholarship Applications

A reminder, senior leadership nominations, senior honours award nominations and scholarship applications are due 3.30pm Monday 18 September. Forms are available from the school office or for download here:

Senior Leadership Nomination Form

Senior Honours Nomination Form

Scholarship Application

Senior leadership nominations include co-leader, house leader, arts captain, sports captain and student council positions. These positions are open to all current Year 12 students. Please note, any student applying for a leadership position, other than that of house leader, is considered to be running for house leader by default. All of those students looking to become a co-leader will have to the opportunity to speak to the school before the election.

Senior honours award nominations are for outstanding achievement in the areas of service, sport, culture and/or arts. Nominations are for Year 13 students only.

Scholarship applications cover all scholarships offered at Awatapu College, e.g. Education Trust scholarships, PTA scholarships. Applications are open to all Year 13 students.

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