THE ARTS OVERVIEW
All students have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of activities in performing arts, music and other fields, whether at the highest skill level or just starting out.
Clubs and activity groups are created all the time during the school year. Look on the Long Bay College App, the Long Bay College website, daily notices and other publicity around the school for current information.
Long Bay College also offers a range of leadership opportunities. These may be through participation in Sport, Performing Arts, the orientation team, bus duties, student council or the prefect body. Make Long Bay College your College by getting involved.
Performing Arts Groups Include:
- College Production
- Dance Show
- Kapa Haka
- Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival
Music Groups Include:
- Big Band
- Concert Band
- Jazz Combo
- String Orchestra
- Massed Choir
- Voxette Elite Choir
Other Clubs and Activities Include:
- Art Club
- Ecolution (sustainability group)
- Christian Group
- Bright Sparks
At Long Bay College students are encouraged to get involved in the music opportunities that are offered.
Group Music lessons are available to all students in the College. Paired and individual lessons are available to students who study Music as a subject.
At Long Bay College we really value the diversity the International students bring with them to the school.
We celebrate their many wonderful cultures and languages and are very proud of our inclusive environment. Whether the students are at Long Bay College to focus on their studies and achieve NCEA or whether they come to improve their English and experience our Kiwi lifestyle, they bring a global perspective to our college. They make life-long friends here and gain a positive insight into New Zealand, which they will take back with them to their friends and families in their home countries.
Our annual International Festival is 3 days of cultural activities, experiences and fun across the whole school and community with so many people showcasing their own cultures, celebrating our diversity, and getting involved. From the Chinese wishing wall, bicultural and multicultural workshops, international music and multilingual signage, to the Cultural Fusion, International Food Market and Multicultural Show, there is something for everyone to get involved in.
The Multicultural Show is two amazing evenings of a wide range of entertainment from all over the world. Through musical performances, dance, songs, skits and even a bit of Kung Fu, the show is a beautiful representation of the diversity of cultures and talents we have at Long Bay College. From Asia to South America, Europe to the Pacific Islands, a quick trip to South Africa before then heading back home to New Zealand again, the Multicultural Show truly is a trip around the world!