Student selected for national Shakespearean production

A very big congratulations to our Year 12 student, Isabella de Silva. After her ‘Winter’s Tale’ performance in the national Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival recently, she has been selected to attend the SGCNZ National Shakespeare Schools Production in Wellington. During this production, a group of 24 students will be chosen to travel to the Globe Theatre in London in 2020 to take part in Shakespearean workshops and performances. This is a wonderful achievement for Isabella and Long Bay College drama. It follows on from the success of our former student, Harry Nalder, who was selected to travel to the Globe Theatre in 2017/18. We wish Isabella all the very best!

A great way to learn the road code


Students – here’s a great way to learn the road code and all the information you need for your Learner License. The Learner License Workshop will be held on Wednesdays in the Function Room, 3.30pm-4.45pm and begins June 12. Sign up in the Careers Room.

FREE seminar – teenage anxiety

Calling all parents/caregivers – you are invited to attend a FREE seminar to help teenagers with managing anxiety. It will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at 7.30pm at Long Bay Baptist. Everyone is invited!

Actors compete in national competition

Over Queen’s Birthday weekend, Long Bay College students will be performing at the national Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington. They secured their spot in the competition when ‘The Winter’s Tale’, directed by Year 12 student Bella de Silva and Long Bay College graduate Harry Nalder, won ‘Best 5-minute scene’ in the North Auckland regional finals. We wish them well.

Awesome session with England’s Football coach

Long Bay College students were extremely fortunate to have an amazing opportunity when they attended an information and training session with England’s First team Coach of the National Football team, Paul Nevin. Paul has vast Premier League experience and he shared some fantastic insights with the students about developing grit and resilience. The training session focused on both ball work and movement off the ball. Paul was in New Zealand on holiday with family and we were truly delighted he generously took the time to meet with our students.

Whanau Hui – June 10

Everyone is welcome to our upcoming Whanau Hui. It will be held in the staffroom on Monday, June 10. Planning for Matariki will be on the agenda along with a number of other interesting items. At the meeting’s conclusion, there will be a shared potluck dinner. Please bring a contribution. RSVP to rirving@lbc.school.nz or 477 9009 ext 838 by Friday, June 7.

Year 9 Atawhai, group and sports team photos

Calling all students in Year 9 Atawhai, sports teams or co-curricular groups – please be aware Photolife will be in school taking your group photos on Thursday, June 6. For more information about when you are required for your photo and about uniform or kit, contact your Atawhai Leader, the Sports Office or your Co-curricular Group Leader.

Student named first Youth Ambassador

Long Bay College Year 9 student, inventor and entrepreneur Kate McIntosh has been named Hearing New Zealand’s first ever Youth Ambassador. She was recently invited to be the keynote speaker at the Hearing NZ conference. With concerns about the increasing number of young people suffering long term damage to their future hearing ability, caused by excessive noise, Kate’s role will be to help raise awareness. While Kate has no particular hearing issues herself, she invented, designed and 3D printed components of a whistle that can be ‘heard’ by deaf people, making sports more accessible. It was this initiative, along with her empathy and understanding of the social barriers deaf people face that led to her Youth Ambassador appointment. Congratulations Kate! #LongBayCollegePride #LongBayCollegeLegend

College graduate named brand ambassador

Long Bay College graduate of 2018 and singing sensation, Tayla Alexander is enjoying a year of success. While studying for a Bachelor of Music at the University of Waikato, supported by the Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship she was awarded, Tayla has released a new single and has been named the brand ambassador for Casio. Congratulations Tayla! Read more about Tayla here.

Funds raised for Mental Health

Representatives from all of our schools in the Oneroa Kāhui Ako presented a cheque of over $4,850 to the NZ Mental Health Foundation. The funds were raised by the schools’ various fundraising activities on Pink Shirt Day (May 17). A lot of learning took place across our schools about what bullying is (and isn’t). Students also learned about the acceptance of others and celebrating the differences that make us unique human beings.
Pictured are student leaders from Glamorgan School and Long Bay College along with Within School Lead Teacher Jo Barker and Co-Lead Principal Janet Pinchen presenting a cheque to Alanna Ramsay and Alex Green from the Mental Health Foundation.

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