Student Wellbeing At Long Bay College, we are proud to foster a learning and social environment based on our core values of Care, Respect, Creativity and Community, which supports our students as they navigate the teenage years and beyond. We offer a network of capable, dedicated and caring adults who are available to our students and their family members to reach out to at any time. Atawhai ‘Atawhai’ is Maori for ‘Kindness’. Regular Atawhai sessions offer an important space, outside the curriculum, where students are supported, Every student is welcomed as a member of our school family and belongs to an Atawhai group, led by a dedicated member of staff; their Atawhai Leader. Regular Atawhai sessions help students transition into College life and leaders support each individual throughout their secondary school journey. From this secure foundation, our students are motivated, challenged and supported so they become personally driven to succeed. Atawhai is a unique and integral part of our College’s extraordinary culture of care. Atawhai Leader An important first point of contact and guide for students and their family members to discuss all aspects of school life. The Atawhai Leader is a significant adult who will support and guide students through their Long Bay College journey. Peer Support Senior students are trained as peer support leaders to assist Year 9 students as they transition to College. Leaders buddy up with Year 9 Atawhai groups and take students through a programme that encourages class discussions, bonding, games and activities. Year Level Deans Dedicated to ensuring students benefit from their College experience through academic management and positive social interactions with peers. Deputy Principals Senior leaders work with students, staff and wider community to provide an environment that supports the provision and changing needs of our school. Guidance Team Three Guidance Counsellors are available to students to confidentially discuss any issues they may need assistance with resolving. Learning Support The team is committed to the academic and social success of students who may need extra support due to learning, health or behavioural needs. Through Learning Support, a range of outside agencies and specialists may also assist students. Medical Officer On site every day for first aid treatment, illness and injury management, medication management, assistance with health issues and anxiety. Youth Workers Two Youth Workers are available most days on site at the College. They offer students a listening ear and a space to relax in and have fun. Our Youth Workers help provide students with the tools required to work through any concerns. Physiotherapist Available daily for the provision of on site physiotherapy treatment for those students who have an ACC injury claim. Careers Team The team offers recommendations for course planning, career and employment information, work and Gateway placements, and more. Student Centre Staff Provide assistance with uniform requirements, absences, late passes, lost property and more.