EventsCollege closures Please be aware of the following College closures during the final week of May and first week of June. 2019 Pink Shirt Mufti Day Get your pink on to show support for one another on New Zealand’s ‘Pink Shirt Day’ – May 17. It’s a day for celebrating and respecting diversity and promoting a culture where everyone feels safe, valued and included. Here, at Long Bay College, that’s just what we’re all about! So, if you are planning to wear mufti to our upcoming Pink Shirt Mufti Day, we request you dress as pinkly as possible with clothes and/or accessories to show your support. If you would like to purchase an official Pink Shirt Day T-Shirt, these are available from Cotton On. Alternatively, you can bring a white T-Shirt along to O13 during morning tea until May 10 and get the Pink Shirt Day logo stencilled on to it (a gold coin donation is required for this service and numbers are limited). All students are requested to bring a gold coin donation for the NZ Mental Health Foundation on Mufti Day. Information and activities will be provided for students during Atawhai and lunchtime. If you would like to know more about national Pink Shirt Day 2019, please visit the official website here. #PinkShirtDay2019 Multicultural Show Be in quick to secure your tickets now to our fantastic Multicultural Show. Tickets for the two evening shows are available through the College’s reception for $5 and sell out very quickly. The show is created and performed by students and International and Cultural Deputy Principal, Mrs Jayne Jones says, “It’s a wonderful evening of cultural expression.”We’re excited to announce a delicious addition to our cultural celebrations ahead of the Multicultural Show. We will be providing food stalls outside the Auditorium from 6pm-7pm and at intermission. Proceeds from the stalls will help our Kapa Haka and Chinese performance groups with their fundraising.Thursday, May 9: Maori kai stall – look out for Smoked Kumara and Watercress Soup, Smoked Fish Chowder, Fried Bread and Mussel Fritters.Friday, May 10: Chinese food stall – delicious dumplings, fried rice and Chinese style potato pies.2019 Cultural Festival From Wednesday, May 8 until Friday, May 10, the College is hosting its fourth annual Cultural Festival to celebrate New Zealand and international cultures. The Festival offers students a rich variety of new ethnic experiences and for others, it’s a chance to share their culture through food, crafts, music, activities, games and more. “Inclusivity is an important part of our school’s culture,” says Mr Healey. “Through the variety of experiences we provide, students learn to value their own and others differences while also discovering there is so much that unites us all.”Students can take part in a variety of activities at morning tea and lunchtime each day.A Mufti Day will be held on Friday, May 10 where students are encouraged to wear clothing that reflects their culture and to bring a gold coin to support World Vision.Whanau Hui – April 8, 6.30pmTēnā koutou,Te Hononga o OneroaWe warmly invite you to our second whānau hui of 2019.Date: Monday, April 8Time: 6:30pmLocation: Long Bay College StaffroomOn the agenda:Cultural FestivalMatarikiKapa haka uniformsNoho MaraeBoard of Trustees feedbackThe meeting will conclude with a shared potluck dinner. Please bring a contribution.Please rsvp to email@example.com or 477 9009 ext 838 by Friday, April 5.