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Open Evening – Wednesday 25 July, 4.30pm-7.30pm

 

Supporting students to accomplish their greatest potential is our greatest reward. Find out more about our school on Wednesday, July 25 from 4.30pm – 7.30pm at our Open Evening. We warmly welcome 2019 prospective students along with their parents and caregivers. Take part in a student-hosted tour, enjoy performances and ask questions. Information presentations will be held in our Auditorium at 5.15pm and 6pm.
School Tours – 9am on Monday 6 August, Friday 10 August, Wednesday 15 August & Friday 17 August.  Phone 477 9009 to book your space.
Enrolment Interviews – 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday 8 August & Monday 13 August.  Phone 477 9009 to book.
Out of zone applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 5 September and a ballot will take place on Wednesday 12 September.

Students’ intiative raises funds for charity

 
Our students recently created a mid-winter Christmas celebration to help raise money for 3 charities. A mufti day, bake sale,  raffle and the sale of home-made Christmas crackers raised close to $2000. These funds will be evenly distributed to Women’s Refuge, Auckland City Mission and the Salvation Army. Thank you to all the ‘elves’ who shared good cheer, students, staff and everyone involved in organising and supporting the events.

Long Bay College students among NZ’s top spellers

Congratulations to Long Bay College students Maksim Bojovic, Iain Sweatman, Yadon Kruger and Stirling Bennett who are among the top 200 spellers in the NZ Spelling Bee. They are invited to take part in the 2018 New Zealand Spelling Bee semi-finals on August 11. We wish them well!

Long Bay College graduate acknowledged for community service

 
We are very proud of  Sarah Hannah, graduate of 2017, who was acknowledged with a very special award on July 2 – the Girls Brigade National Community Award. Sarah was recognised for the 300+ hours of community work she completed from 2014 – to 2017 at St John’s, Long Bay College, the Special Olympics, her leadership at Girls Brigade and more. This year, Sarah is  studying at Otago University and completed the 24hrs Relay for Life.  Receiving the rare Girl’s Brigade award is a huge honour and a wonderful way to pay tribute to Sarah’s significant efforts in the community.

Success at Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge

Congratulations to Bara Kralova – her  dish was judged the top creation in the North Auckland regional heats of the National Secondary Schools Culinary Challenge on June 23. We had 13 student compete from a number of year groups and everyone received medals and will be heading to the national competition later this year. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done!

Deputy principal takes up new role

Long Bay College deputy principal Mrs Thea Kilian will be leaving Long Bay College at the start of term three after accepting the position of principal at Academic College Groups’ Tauranga campus. “We are delighted for Mrs Kilian. The students of ACG Tauranga are very fortunate to be gaining such a talented educator and leader,” says Long Bay College principal Mr CJ Healey. “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Kilian for her fantastic service in so many ways to students past and present and for the significant contribution she has made within our community,” Mr Healey said. Mrs Kilian is a well-respected member of the Long Bay College leadership team, a role in which she has thrived for the past four and half years. In addition, Mrs Kilian holds the lead position of the Oneroa Kahui Ako Community of Learning group, working collaboratively with seven schools in the upper North Shore area. Replacements for Mrs Kilian’s positions are yet to be confirmed.

1st XV Rugby meet the French Barbarians

It was a great day for the Long Bay College 1st XV Rugby team on Monday, June 18 when they were given the opportunity to train at QBE stadium with the French Barbarian touring team! The boys were put through a series of skills and drills with the French team and had the fantastic experience of witnessing how an international touring team trains. The French barbarians then welcomed the Long Bay College 1st XV onto their touring bus and returned them to school. The two teams posed for photos by the Peyo Cruz memorial tree.

Long Bay choir Voxette wins award

Our premiere choir, Voxette won the Auckland Big Sing Gala Concert Award for their performance at the Auckland Town Hall on Thursday, June 14. Their stage presence and performance delighted, impressed and captivated the audience. Aside from being presented with a trophy, the audience acknowledged the choir with an impromptu standing ovation!

USA a capella group shares singing talents with students

Long Bay College welcomed a capella group, Whim’ n Rhythm to our school. The talented singers are from Yale University, USA, and are currently on their world tour. The group performed a number of songs for our students at assembly while encouraging and inspiring students to follow their interest in music.  The college’s premiere choir, Voxette also had the opportunity to attend a workshop with the singers.  Whim’ n Rhythm is performing with Voxette and the Stellar Singes at ‘Interstellar’,  a public event hosted at Long Bay College, on Saturday, June 16.

Best original song at Rockquest

Congratulations to our Year 11 student Oliver Bryce. His band, Ultrasound, won best original song at the regional final of Smokefree Rock Quest 2018!

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