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.
This environment 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’ is Māori for ‘Kindness’
Students attend regular Atawhai sessions which offers an important space, outside the curriculum, where students are supported, guided and mentored to ensure their unique talents are maximised, and their college experience is one of positivity and growth. Atawhai helps to ensure our students understand why their participation is so important, how they can make a difference and where they can find their sense of purpose. Atawhai is a unique and integral part of our college’s extraordinary culture of care
The Atawhai Leader is a significant adult who will support and guide students through their Long Bay College journey. They are an important first point of contact and guide for students and their family members to discuss all aspects of school life.
Our Support Services
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 Deans ensure students benefit from their College experience through academic management and positive social interactions with peers.
Senior leaders work with students, staff and the wider community to provide an environment that supports the changing needs of our school.
The team offers recommendations for course planning, career and employment information, work and Gateway placements, and more.
The team is committed to the academic and social success of students who may need extra support due to learning or health needs. Through Learning Support, a range of outside agencies and specialists may also assist students.
Three Guidance Counsellors are available for students to confidentially discuss any issues they may need assistance with resolving.
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.
Our Medical Officer is on site every day for first aid treatment, illness and injury management, medication management, assistance with health issues and anxiety.
The Physiotherapist is available daily for the provision of on site physiotherapy treatment for those students who have an ACC injury claim.
The friendly staff are always ready to assist students with any enquiries or concerns they may have and provide direction about uniform requirements, absences, late passes, lost property and more.