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Students meet their Atawhai group Period 1, January 31

On Thursday, January 31, all of our students begin the school year. We encourage students to be at school by 8.35am with school starting promptly at 8:45am. On this day, students will not be attending their first timetabled Period 1 class, instead they will be meeting with their new Atawhai group (Atawhai location and details as per Wednesday, Period 3).

New students begin January 30

All new students will be officially welcomed to Long Bay College with a Powhiri on Wednesday, January 30. Students’ family members are very welcome to attend the Powhiri. Please arrive at the College by 8.30am (an earlier school start time on the first day) and head to the Gymnasium near the College’s entrance. Following the Powhiri, students will take part in their orientation.

Changes for Long Bay College

There are a number of changes occurring at Long Bay College this year, including a new, six-day rotating timetable, new bell times, weekly Atawhai group and more. Parents/caregivers and students – please look out for an email this week (January 24) with lots of information about the changes, plus details about starting Term One next week.

2019 TERM ONE KEY DATES

Monday, January 21 – College Office and International Office opens
Wednesday, January 30 – Year 9 and new students begin Term One
Thursday, January 31 – All students begin Term One
Tuesday, February 5 – Board of Trustees Meeting, 7pm, staffroom everyone welcome
Wednesday, February 6 – Waitangi Day, school closed
Thursday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day
Friday, February 15 – Student ID photo day
Monday, February 18 – Teacher Only Day (professional development)
Thursday, February 21 – Student ID catch-up photo day
Friday, February 22– Full School Athletics Day
Wednesday, February 27 – Year 9 Parent Information Evening

Year 9 camp

 
Over 100 Year 9 students, as well as our group of international students, have taken part in one of our four very successful camps held at Whatipu campground in West Auckland. Despite the variable weather, the students have been excited and engaged and have had an amazing time hiking, tenting, cooking and learning new skills. Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) provides many valuable learning opportunities including teamwork, leadership and building resilience. A very big thank to Mr Jeff Evans who has coordinated the camps and to all the staff who have assisted.

Long Bay College boys’ baking business is going places

 
TVNZ’s Seven Sharp showcased ‘The Bays Baking Company’ on December 5; a business launched this year by Long Bay College’s Level 3 Business Studies students Joshua Ramnarayan, Reuben Commons, Sebastian Dolan, Amos Turley and Yung Shen Cheng. Their entertaining segment during prime time, also featuring the boys’ teacher Ms Te Mahia Millanta, highlighted their range of convenient pre-made cookie mix in-a-jar products which are gaining a lot of interest from busy families. View the boys in action on Seven Sharp here. The Bays Baking Company’s products can be ordered here.

Girls rugby team in NZ’s top 10

 
 
Congratulations to our Open Girls Rugby Sevens team for their performances at the Condor Sevens on December 1 and 2. The team continued their fantastic year of rugby, finishing 10th in New Zealand! This is our best result in girls Rugby Sevens and a fantastic achievement by our 14 outstanding young ladies who have gone from strength to strength in their sport this year. The girls have made themselves, the coach, their families and the school extremely proud. 

The Long Bay College 2018 Yearbook is out!

 
Our 108-page Yearbook is packed with photos and information about all that has happened at Long Bay College this year. Students can collect a copy from the Student Centre until Thursday, December 13. The Yearbook is available free of charge to every student who has paid a school donation for 2018. If you have not paid the donation, you can purchase a copy of the Yearbook for $20. We hope you enjoy reading all about the successes, achievements and fun events we’ve shared this year.

Students make a difference this Christmas

Long Bay College’s Junior Council students want to make a difference in the lives of children living in foster care this Christmas. They are working with Foster Hope, a charity started by some amazing local ladies, to bring some cheer to vulnerable children. You can help too by donating a new and unwrapped gift for a child aged between 0-18 and bringing it to the Long Bay College reception by Friday, December 7 where it will be collected by Foster Hope.
Gift guidelines from Foster Hope are:
-New toys only
-Gifts must not be weapon or food orientated
-Gifts are to be up to the value of $30.00
-The toys must not mention mum, dad or families
-There is no size limit as they will be wrapped separately
-Please, no gifts requiring batteries
-Please do not wrap presents because all gifts have to be checked by a qualified co-ordinator
Remember, presents can be dropped off at Long Bay College reception until Friday, December 7. Many thanks in advance for your support!
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