Curling teams’ season success

Long Bay College had four teams represented in the Auckland Secondary Schools final on August 29.
The Boys Black team won the trophy after their match against Mt Roskill Grammar, 7-4. Congratulations!
Our two girls teams, the Long Bay Penguins and Long Bay Stone Cold went head to head in the finals. Stone Cold’s Nikita Gurden threw the perfect stone which saw her team win the final. This is the first time the school has won the Girls Auckland Championships and also the first time that Long Bay has secured a runner up place. It was a fantastic match, well played by both teams.
In the mixed final, the LBC Narwhals played Lynfield College and won silver.
Congratulations to all of our teams on a superb season, and to the team’s coaches and supporters.
The teams are competing in the North Island Curling Tournament. We wish them all the best!

About Measles

There have been no known cases of Measles reported at Long Bay College at the time of publishing. Please carefully read the information about actions to take to help prevent the spread of Measles.

Formative Exams – September 13-20

Senior Workshops and Formative exams will take place 13 to 20 September with the first session beginning at 12.45 pm on Friday 13 September.  Students should arrive 30 minutes before the session starts.  The timetable for Exams and Workshops can be viewed here.
Students will only be required at school if they have an exam or workshop scheduled otherwise they should use the time to study at home in preparation for their formative exams.
Correct school uniform is expected when students are at school during this time.

Late start day – Friday, September 13

On Friday, September 13, Long Bay College begins at the later time of  10.30am. Staff will be engaged in professional development activities during Periods 1 and 2.
All Year 9 and Year 10 students are required to be at school at 10.50am (start of interval) in preparation for junior classes resuming at 11.20am, which is the beginning of Period 3.
Buses will run at normal times. If you cannot make alternative arrangements for your child to arrive by interval then they should come to school at the usual start time. The library will be open for study from 8.45am.

Winter Tournament – September 1-7

We wish our teams competing in the Winter Tournament from September 1-7 all the very best. This year, a number of games will be held in Auckland and close to home at North Harbour venues. Head along and support our teams. Please find the tournament draw for Long Bay College teams here.

Taking action for Daffodil Day

Ashley Binns in Year 10 made a super impressive effort to collect donations for the Cancer Society’s 2019 Daffodil Day by raising $235. She was motivated to take to her local streets to collect funds for the cancer awareness day because a close family friend has cancer and her relatives have also had it. Long Bay College held a Mufti Day to raise funds for Daffodil Day and asked for a gold coin donation but Ashley says she wanted to do more than that. “I wanted to take in more than just $1 to school. I wanted to take in as much as I could!” Well done Ashley!

Winners of Creativity Awards

Congratulations to Long Bay College’s Year 13 Visual Arts students, Maya Reed and Ella Hart. They have each received a prized Pat Hanley Creativity Award, presented at a red carpet event at Auckland Art Gallery on August 29. The awards were given to only a small number of Year 13 students from across the Auckland region. Mrs Liese Strong, Head of the Visual Arts Faculty, nominated both Maya and Ellie for their outstanding creativity, imagination and commitment to the visual arts. Both girls received certificates, art supplies and exclusive access to art workshops with prominent practicing artists. Guests at the awards were delighted to partake in the opening of the Colin McCahon’s ‘A Place to Paint’ exhibition. It was a very wonderful event to honour creative young minds.

Wavelength Newsletter – August 30 edition

We invite you to read the latest issue of our school newsletter. We highlight some wonderful successes in Girls Rugby, Boys Basketball, the Visual Arts and Performing Arts. Please also see the newsletter for recent notices, including our late start day on Friday, September 13 here.


Next week, whatever the weather, Long Bay College is bringing our students a little sunshine with Wellbeing Wednesday! At morning tea and lunchtimes there will be a range of fun, relaxing and sporting activities on offer – something for everyone. Look out for more details soon.


It’s our Year 13 Drama students’ last production of their College years! Don’t miss them in ‘Revenge of the Amazons’. It’s based on the Shakespearean play, “A Midsummer Nights Dream’ so you’ll see fairies, royalty, young lovers, many misunderstandings and an amusing but well-meaning chorus. It was written for fun in 1983 by Jean Betts to provide more comic parts for women, and a better share of Shakespeare’s famous lines.
The production is held on Tuesday, September 3 – Friday, September 6, 7pm, College Auditorium. Tickets $3 at the door.

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