A bronze win in Triple Jump

Congratulations to Long Bay College student, Megan Nel who represented North Harbour in the North Island Secondary Schools Track & Field Championships recently and won bronze for her Triple Jump! Well done!

Student breaks her own record

Long Bay College student, Charlotte Buchanan broke her own record for the F37 Para Senior Girls Shot Put throw of 6.49m when she represented North Harbour recently at the North Island Secondary School Track & Field Championships. She is also the record holder for the F37 Para Senior Girls Discus (14.02m). Charlotte puts an enormous amount of effort into her sport, training three times a week rain or shine. Congratulations for your awesome successes Charlotte!

Premier Basketball team goes next level

The Long Bay College’s Boys Premier Basketball team won their match against Birkenhead College on April 10, gaining a well deserved promotion to the Auckland Senior A Division with a comfortable 22 point win.  This is an awesome achievement for Long Bay College Basketball, with the team attaining the College’s highest ranking in the history of the school. A big congratulations to the boys, their coach Justin Bailey and to the boys’ supporters.

Congratulations to our world champion!

Long Bay College Year 10 student, Sophia Redgrove has earned the title of 2019 World Indoor Champion in the Junior Female Freestyle division at the IFAA World Archery Indoor Championships in Wellington this April.
It was a nerve racking three days of intense competition, which she ended losing only five points over the entire event with a total score of 895/900. Sophia’s amazing skills are all the more impressive for someone of her age. She shot the same distance and target size as those in the Adult Female divisions and even bettered their scores.
Sophia’s next shot at gold will be at the 2019 Trans-Tasman Youth Archery Championships in July. She also hopes to compete at the World Field Archery Competition in Estonia 2020. Congratulations Sophia on an outstanding achievement!

Bus Departure Times Are Changing

From Term Two (beginning Monday, April 29), please note there is a timetable change for morning services on bus routes 025, 026 and 027. These buses will depart 10 MINUTES EARLIER to help ensure students reach school in good time.

Winners at Sheilah Winn Festival 2019

Long Bay College has a long history of success at the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival competition and this year was no exception! A huge congratulations to:
• Avalon Martin for winning Commendation for Best Actor
• Maya Reed for winning Commendation for Runner Up to Best Actor
• Directors, Isabella de Silva and former student, Harry Nalder, for winning Best 5 Minute Performance (they have been invited to Wellington for the national festival)
• Directors, Will Dawson and Avalon Martin for a Commendation for Runner Up for Best 15 Minute Performance.
Well done to all the cast members of the winning performances and to everyone who took part and put in an amazing effort for the 2019 Festival!
To view photos from performances on April 5, please see our public Facebook page here.
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Long Bay Cares

In the wake of the tragedy that occurred in our nation on Friday, March 15, Long Bay College students and staff were invited to sign a pledge to show acceptance of diversity for all of humanity. “My challenge to the people of our school community has been to look at what unites us. Here at Long Bay College, we have over 60 different ethnicities represented. Diversity is part of who we are and we embrace it,” says Principal, Mr CJ Healey.”
“Kindness is cool, kindness is catching, kindness is courageous,” enthuses Long Bay College English Teacher, Ms Anne Millar, who championed the pledge for staff, students and others in the school community. “We have all been shocked and bewildered by what has occurred in Christchurch. The signing of the pledge is just one small way that we can demonstrate some support.  It’s important that we keep in mind that being inclusive and accepting of diversity is the only way forward in our world,” Ms Millar says.  As a leader of LBC (Long Bay Cares) ‘Kindness’ Club, Ms Millar is committed to the cause of kindness.  “LBC is a student group devoted to finding unique ways to spread kindness throughout the college community,” she says.
The pledge forms are now displayed at the front of the College’s Auditorium. This gives students a place to meet and reflect on current events and to consider how we can ensure that ours is a community whose members value kindness and respect for all.
This year, among other things, the members of LBC Club will run “Free hug lunchtimes”, promote “random acts of kindness” and express gratitude as appropriate within the school community.  Members are keen to work alongside senior Physical Education students in the organisation of Pink Shirt Day in May. The LBC group meets on Wednesdays at lunchtime in Room L12. Membership is open to students from all year levels, genders, ethnicities, religions, political affiliation, sexualities, beliefs …

Team successes at Summer Tournament

We would like to congratulate our 14 teams who took part in the 2019 Summer Tournament recently and represented our College with pride. The teams competed around the North Island in Palmerston North, Wellington, Mount Maunganui and Auckland. We achieved some fantastic results!
The Premier Boys Basketball team secured a seventh position in New Zealand – an outstanding result!
It was a GOLD win for the Long Bay College Premier Boys Volleyball team who took the top spot in Division Two at the end of an exciting final against Mount Maunganui College in the Volleyball Nationals.
The U19 Girl’s and Boy’s Rugby Seven’s teams had an excellent tournament with both teams winning a bronze in the North Island secondary school open championships. Congratulations to Danielle Hilton who has been selected out of 17 teams for the U15 Girls Tournament team.
Well done to our Premier Girls Volleyball team who won silver in Division Five and to our Water Polo Senior Girls and Senior Boys teams who achieved commendable results in Division B respectively.
1st XI Boys Cricket team enjoyed an exciting seven-wicket win over Pakuranga College and our three Futsal teams played well and improved on their placing from last year.

Students experience future technology today

Long Bay College Business Studies students have experienced the future – through virtual reality. Thanks to members of the Massey University Business Faculty, our students enjoyed an insightful session learning about the impact of artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies on the workforce over the next decade in retail, management and technology industries. As part of the workshop, students enjoyed a VR experience simulating a convenience store where participants could walk around ‘purchasing’ items, just like in real life.

Whanau Hui – April 8, 6.30pm

Tēnā koutou,
Te Hononga o Oneroa
We warmly invite you to our second whānau hui of 2019.
Date:               Monday, April 8
Time:              6:30pm
Location:     Long Bay College Staffroom
On the agenda:

Cultural Festival
Kapa haka uniforms
Noho Marae
Board of Trustees feedback

The meeting will conclude with a shared potluck dinner.  Please bring a contribution.
Please rsvp to rirving@lbc.school.nz or 477 9009 ext 838 by Friday,  April 5.

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