School Spirit

Our House System

Our House System

Every student is assigned to a House to which they belong throughout their College years. There are five houses, each named after native birds of New Zealand; Takahē, Tīeke, Tara iti, Kea, and Kōkako. Student House Leaders and staff members are responsible for each house which has a mix of students from all year levels. Our house birds place in our school is ever-evolving, growing our sense of community, teamwork, involvement and of course, the fierce rivalry between the houses.

The house system provides opportunities for students, facilitating events that bring our diverse school together, encourages involvement and engagement of our wider community. Events such as the Relay for Life, Pink Shirt Day, Daffodil Day, Top House Challenges, Gumboot Friday, and Matariki are just a few of the many house events that establish school spirit, teamwork, collaboration, awareness, and leadership. Students complete initiatives as groups or individuals to earn personal excellence or koru badges and points for their house, which count towards the end of year house trophy.



House News & Results

Read the latest stories about our House initiatives.

2021 Athletics Day

2021 Valentine’s Day competition

2021 LBC House System launch



Students are encouraged to get involved in co-curricular and school activities at Long Bay College. In doing so, they gain new skills, meet new people and most importantly, have fun!  By joining in, students can earn points for their House.

Look out for house activities to participate in 2022!







Leadership and Service

Encouraging Tomorrow’s Leaders

Every one of our students has the potential and capacity for leadership. We provide opportunities for leadership through a range of clubs and committees at junior and senior level. Our leadership structure allows students to impact school culture in proactive ways, work across a range of portfolio areas, engage with members of the Senior Leadership Team and influence core decision making. Student leaders organise key events for the school which provides them with experiences and opportunities to collaborate and develop their management skills.

Serving Others

Nurturing well-rounded, socially responsible young people is crucial for developing a collaborative, community culture. At Long Bay College, there are a variety of opportunities for students to practise philanthropy, altruism and enhance community spirit. Students enjoy our Sustainability Action Group, Long Bay Cares Club, Ignite Christian Group and more. In addition, we welcome student initiatives for one-off fundraising and community support activities. We are proud of the results our student activities have achieved in the community, both locally and at an international level.

Inspiring Respect

A Cultural Perspective

“Ahakoa nō hea koe, he tangata tonu tātou.”

No matter where you come from, we are all people. Long Bay College is rich in cultural diversity, from our tangata whenua (Māori) to the 67 other ethnicities who share our community.

The importance of building cross cultural connections has never been greater. Exposure to cultural diversity through our daily connections, Atawhai sessions, class activities, events such as our Cultural Festival Week, travel experiences and more, is where our students learn the attitudes, knowledge and skills needed to live and work in today’s interconnected world.

Honouring Success

We celebrate effort in co-curricular clubs and activities with achievable rewards. We believe that being proud of yourself and your achievements is paramount in developing confidence and a strong sense of self. Junior and senior students earn points towards College badges that are awarded at four levels and across six areas; Arts, Community, Innovation, Academic, Sport and Leadership. Our students wear their badges with pride.


Tournament Week 2022

From August 27 to September 2nd, our Long Bay College teams represented the school around…