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!

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!


Congratulations to Year 13 student and this year’s Sports Prefect, Brittany Allison-Carnie who has been selected to represent NZ in China in July at the U19 World Beach Volleyball Championships. After competing in the summer beach tour, NZ secondary schools and NZ age groups, where she placed first and won the gold medal, Brittany was selected for the U19 NZ team to play against giants in the volleyball world including Brazil, Germany and the Championship hosts, China.

Long Bay College student’s single goes global

Congratulations to our Year 13 student and opera singer, Tayla Alexander and also to our Head of Music, Hadley Ronayne for their fantastic collaboration on Tayla’s rendition of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights. it has been released on Apple Music and Spotify has now gone global. Read about Tayla’s success on Stuff here.

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