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Long Bay College’s school values

Care, Respect, Creativity and Community

Our values are based on creating a culture of care for our students and community, which allows our students to achieve in all aspects of school life; Academia, the Arts, Community, Innovation, Leadership and Sport. We support our students to achieve their own levels of personal excellence and become positive and valued members of a global society. By modelling our values, our students are enabled to make solid progress in the classroom, have rewarding experiences in co-curricular activities and develop acceptable social skills. Our desire is for all students to feel a strong sense of belonging at Long Bay College.

We show Care and Respect within the Long Bay College community by:

  • Being courteous and polite to others through kindness, care and good manners.
  • Students and teachers both take responsibility for the routines of working in a learning environment. Each teacher or class may have different routines (e.g. entering the room, use of the space or equipment, the need to remain seated or to move about).
  • Students follow instructions from teachers or leaders in a cooperative and respectful manner.
  • Speaking and listening respectfully to the person leading the lesson or to whoever is speaking during the lesson, whether that be a teacher, visitor or other student.
  • Displaying behaviour, verbal language and written content that is non-violent and non-threatening, not only in the classroom but in online spaces e.g. social media and digital communications. Physical violence, swearing, verbal abuse or verbal harassment are regarded as very serious offences.
  • Being punctual, and if late to class, apologising and showing a late slip from the Student Centre.
  • Asking for permission to leave a classroom or learning environment.
  • Behaving appropriately in the learning environment; for example, using digital devices only when approved by the teacher and ensuring behaviour doesn’t disrupt learning for self and others.
  • Coming to each class prepared and ready to learn with the correct equipment.
  • Showing respect for all school property and the property of other students.

Restorative Practices

Key Restorative Principals
  • Misconduct is a violation of people and relationships
  • Violations create obligations and liabilities
  • Restorative practice seeks to heal and put things right

Restorative practice is a relational approach to school life grounded in beliefs about equality, dignity, mana and the potential of all people. The Restorative Positive model focuses on building and maintaining positive relationships across the school community and offers school practice tools and techniques to restore relationships when things go wrong. The Restorative Positive approach to problem solving recognises that misconduct harms people and relationships and that those involved in the problem also need to be involved in finding a solution.

Restorative conversations
  • Tell the story.
  • Tell me what has happened.
  • What has led us to needing to have this conversation?
  • What were you thinking when you did that?
  • What have you thought about since?
  • How does that fit with our values here?
Explore the harm
  • Who do you think has been affected? Who else?
  • In what ways?
  • What do you think it must have been like for them?
  • Was that a fair or unfair thing to do? The right or the wrong thing to do?
Repair the harm
  • What needs to happen to put things right?
  • What do you think (person’s name) needs to hear/see from you now?
  • Is there anything else that you can think of that might help?
  • What will sorry look like in the action from here?
Reach an agreement
  • What do you need to stop doing, stay doing, start doing?
  • If this happens again, what could/will you do differently?
  • From now on, how will you demonstrate the school values?
  • What do you need from me/us to support you?
Plan follow up
  • When shall we check in with you to see how you are going?
  • What will happen if our agreed outcomes haven’t been reached?

Source: Institute of Professional Learning,The University of Waikato

Long Bay College takes a restorative approach to resolving unacceptable behaviour. Clear consequences, relevant to the behaviour, will be outlined and put into place.

  • A verbal warning.
  • Sent to the Faculty Referral Room.
  • A lunchtime detention/an after school detention.
  • Parents contacted.
  • A conduct or attendance report may need to
    be carried by the student and signed by each class teacher and/or parents/caregivers to monitor progress.
  • Referral to a member of the College’s Senior Leadership Team or Year Level Dean.
  • A stand-down of up to five days per Term, or 10 days per year.
  • A suspension and referral to the Board of Trustees (BOT). A BOT Disciplinary Sub Committee interview with parents/caregivers and student is sometimes required for persistent or serious offenders.

After school detention

After school detentions are held at 3.20pm for one hour. They take precedence over any other activity: work, sports practise or leisure/family activity. All students and parents/caregivers are emailed advising of the detention. If a student is unable to attend for good reason, they need to see the Dean in advance.

Any student who has had multiple after-school detentions for the same offence may be required to attend an interview with the Dean, accompanied by their parents/caregivers.

Important note:

All incidences of unacceptable behaviour are considered on their own merits.

Other rules exist for aspects of school life. These are publicised in a variety of ways, as appropriate, for example: the proper use of private student vehicles; the specific behaviours expected in laboratories and workshops; and the behaviours expected on school field trips.

Long Bay College is committed to ensuring all students maximise their educational opportunities. Students who attend school regularly learn more and achieve better results. It is an important role of parents/caregivers to ensure their child is regularly attending school.

  • Students must attend and be punctual to school and all classes.
  • Students must remain on the premises during the school day unless permission to leave is granted by the school, and they have signed out with the Student Centre. After 4.00pm, students may remain at school only under supervision.
  • If a student is absent from school, please contact the Student Centre by phone, email or absence form via the school website on the day by 9:30 am. A phone call, written explanation or email of non-attendance is required from parents/caregivers.
    Please phone: 09 477 9009 Ext 878
    or email:
    [email protected]

    If notification is not received the absence will be treated as truancy.
  • Acceptable reasons for absence include illness or serious family circumstances, such as a bereavement.
  • If students frequently miss school without an explanation provided, the school will contact the student’s parents/caregivers to request a meeting and to discuss ways to support the student’s attendance. If unexplained absences persist, a formal letter will be sent to parents/caregivers and external agencies may be contacted to follow up on the reason for absences.

Late pass

Students who are late to school must obtain a pass from the Student Centre in order to be admitted to class. A lunchtime detention will be issued for lateness for unjustified reasons.

Year 13 Period 1 Study

Some Year 13 students will have a timetabled study period. When this occurs during Period 1, they may choose to arrive at school later than 8.45am. For Health and Safety purposes, it is important to sign in at the Student Centre if arriving at school after 8.45am and before Period 2.

Prolonged absence

If a student will be undertaking a planned absence from school for longer than three days, parents/caregivers are asked to write a letter or email to the Principal at least two weeks prior to the absence.

Email: [email protected]

  • Items, such as large sums of money or electronic equipment, are only allowed at school for school related activities.
  • Personal electronic equipment, such as mobile phones and headphones, should not be used during class time unless permission is granted by the teacher for educational purposes. These items are liable for confiscation if used inappropriately in class.
  • Students are discouraged from bringing valuable items to school. They do so at their own risk and must ensure their safekeeping. 
  • The safekeeping of personal belongings is each students individual responsibility.

Any items confiscated from students at school, such as clothing, jewellery or digital devices can be collected on Fridays from the Student Centre. Alternatively, a parent/caregiver may visit the school via the Reception at any time to collect the items.

Our community respects our environment by behaving appropriately and respectfully within the work and social spaces of our school and while representing the college.

  • Long Bay College is a drug, alcohol and smoke-free zone (including vaping and e-cigarettes). Students may not be in possession of, using, or dealing in the above items at school, on the way to and from school or during school activities. Any infringements of these rules are regarded as a major breach of school conduct and carry serious consequences.
  • Medication prescribed for use during the day must be left at the Medical Centre and collected as required.
  • Damage to school buildings or any other school property must be reported promptly to the Property Manager, any Deputy Principal or Teacher.
  • Dangerous items are not permitted at school or to be in the possession of any student. These items could include but are not limited to drugs, matches, cigarette lighters, aerosol cans, any potential weapon, and materials or implements commonly associated with the use/misuse of illegal or dangerous substances.
  • Chewing gum is not permitted while at school.
  • There are signs and markings around the school to identify out-of-bounds areas to students. The Auditorium and Gymnasium are available for student use only if a supervisor is present. Please see out-of-bounds map.
  • Students are not to park on the school site during the school day, and must not interfere with parked cars or bikes or use parking areas as access ways. 
  • The staffroom is private to the staff. 
  • No student may be on the roof of any school building at any time. 
  • Students must not leave the school grounds unless they have obtained an official exit pass from the Student Centre. A note, email or telephone call from a parent/caregiver to the Student Centre explaining a valid reason for the exit pass is required before one will be issued. This is so all parties know the safe whereabouts of the students.

Long Bay College is a school with high standards and values. There is an expectation that all students will wear their uniform with pride. This means wearing the uniform correctly at all times and taking personal presentation seriously. The school requires that correct uniform is worn in the correct manner when students are at school, travelling to and from school and representing the school at events.

Uniform Stockists

The Uniform Shoppe, Long Bay Village, 83 Te Oneroa Way, Long Bay.
Phone: 027 303 8087

Price lists are available through the College website: longbaycollege.com/enrolment/uniform

Second hand uniforms – for purchase and sale of second hand uniforms, search the local Facebook community pages. However as we are implementing a new school uniform in 2022, Year 9s and Year 12s will not be able to purchase second hand uniforms in 2022.

Wearing our uniform with pride

  • The school uniform must be clean, in good repair and worn correctly. It is recommended school clothing is clearly named. No garments other than approved items may be visible including undershirts (white V neck undershirts available from the Uniform Shoppe) this relates to both new and old uniforms.
  • Non-regulation uniform or jewellery will be confiscated and returned on Fridays.
  • Students who arrive at school incorrectly dressed should have a note from their parent/caregiver explaining the reason and report immediately to the Student Centre.
  • Students without an acceptable reason for being incorrectly dressed may be withdrawn from class to work on an individual programme for the day and may receive a lunchtime detention.
  • When in a public place, students in Long Bay College uniform are representing the College and school expectations apply.
  • In all matters relating to uniform, a Deputy Principal will determine what is and what is not appropriate, taking into account students’ safety, community expectations and any other factors deemed relevant.

Uniform passes

As a general rule, no non uniform items are permitted. Students may not wear non uniform unless a school-wide non uniform day is declared. In exceptional cases, each of which is treated on its merits, students may be given a uniform pass from the Student Centre. A letter from home is required explaining the situation for the incorrect uniform. On arrival at school, the student must request a uniform pass from the Student Centre and carry the pass throughout the duration of the school day.

Students may not wear Long Bay College hoodies and sports clothing in place of a school jersey or jacket.

Junior uniform (Years 9 and 10)

  • The junior uniform consists of the Mykonos blue shirt in either the non-pocket, pocketed, short or long sleeve designs.
  • Students have the option of the school skirt, shorts or trousers to be worn as part of their core uniform requirements.
  • Only the Long Bay College jacket is permitted to, from and at school to be worn over shirt and/or jersey.
  • Long Bay College jersey to be worn over
    school shirt.
  • Blazer and tie for senior students and students representing Long Bay College.  
  • Tie is to be knotted at the collar and worn only with trousers (shirt tucked in) or skirt
  • School scarf and/or beanie to be worn Term 2 and 3 only.
  • Only school cap to be worn.
  • Lace up or slip on shoes must have a closed heel. They are to be plain black, with an all leather/leather look surface. No boots (or shoes with logos) sneakers, canvas shoes
    or jandals. (please visit the school website
    or see over the page for more detail in
    approved designs)
  • LBC uniform ankle socks, black or flesh coloured stockings/tights are to be worn with the school skirt. 
  • LBC uniform calf socks are to be worn with shorts or trousers.
  • Plain black sandals may be worn in summer with no socks. 

Senior uniform (Years 10 to 13)

  • The senior uniform consists of the senior striped shirt in either the non-pocket, pocketed, short or long sleeve designs.
  • Students have the option of the school skirt, shorts or trousers to be worn as part of their core uniform requirements.
  • Only the Long Bay College jacket is permitted to, from and at school to be worn over shirt and/or jersey.
  • Long Bay College jersey to be worn over
    school shirt.
  • Blazer and Tie for senior students and students representing Long Bay College.  
  • Tie is to be knotted at the collar and worn only with trousers (shirt tucked in) or skirt
  • School scarf and/or beanie to be worn Term 2 and 3 only.
  • Only school cap to be worn.
  • Lace up or slip on shoes must have a closed heel. They are to be plain black, with an all leather/leather look. No boots (or shoes with logos) sneakers, canvas shoes or jandals. (Please visit the school website for more detail in approved designs.)
  • LBC uniform ankle socks, black or flesh coloured stockings/tights are to be worn with the school skirt. 
  • LBC uniform calf socks are to be worn with shorts or trousers.
  • Plain black sandals may be worn in summer with no socks.

School Footwear Guidelines

Other uniform items

  • School hoodies are available as part of the College’s sporting uniform but are not to be worn as part of the main school uniform. 
  • PE uniform.
  • The PE uniform is compulsory to all students participating in PE throughout all year levels.

Sports uniform

Students that are representing the school at sporting occasions are required to wear their sport uniform. The sports uniform should not be worn at any time with the main school uniform or as a replacement to the PE uniform.

Hair, jewellery, tattoos and makeup

  • Any request to wear non-regulation items
    must be made in writing to the Year Level Deputy Principal.
  • Only one small (no more than 3mm) plain stud (without gemstone) or small plain hoop (no more than 10mm in diameter) may be worn in each earlobe.
  • No other jewellery is permitted (including face or body piercing ornamentation, including
    clear inserts). 
  • Makeup is not to be worn, including false eyelashes.
  • Tattoos must be covered and not visible when wearing school uniform. 

Hair

  • Moderate styles and ‘natural’ colours are expected (any exceptions are at the discretion of the Year Level Deputy Principal). 
  • Students must be clean shaven while attending College.
  • There are occasions when hair must be tied back for safety reasons.

Nails

  • Students must keep their nails natural looking and should be no longer than fingertip in length. Nail polish or artificial nails (acrylic, wraps, gel or press on) are not permitted.

School bags

  • No advertising other than the maker’s name.
  • No graffiti.

In all matters relating to the uniform and student presentation, the relevant year level Deputy Principal will determine what is and what is not appropriate, taking into account students’ safety, community expectations and any other factors deemed relevant.

Digital technologies are an important part of your world as you use them to connect with each other, to learn new skills and pursue interests. Technology also offers new opportunities for teachers and leaders, as well as new ways for you, your whānau, iwi and community to contribute to your learning.

From 2022, BYOD laptop is compulsory for Year 9/10 students. It is our philosophy that a laptop brought to school is for education purposes and sits alongside the many other teaching and learning tools we provide. It is important the laptop brought to school meets specifications, which are outlined below.

School software and connectivity support can be provided by the school IT technician. 

Specifications

Please read through the BYOD specifications, prior to buying a new device. Be sure you understand the processes surrounding warranty, replacement, and repair through your chosen retailer. 

Long Bay College requires students to work on a laptop, which is robust enough to run the various digital technologies that allow the best range of opportunities for learning. This allows students to be able to use the device’s hard drive. Chrome books do not have this capacity which means they are not appropriate for use. 

The operating platform we use is Microsoft 365, which includes Microsoft Teams.

Providing equitable access to students to procure a device is important. Long Bay College has partnered with Noel Leeming to bring you exclusive offers. We also have several support systems in place.

Specifications 

Laptop

Operating System 

Recommend Windows 10 Laptop 

Processor 

Intel Core i5 minimum, i7 recommended or equivalent 

Main Memory/RAM 

4 GB minimum, 16+ GB recommended for Digital Technology, Media, Visual Art, DVC 

SSD 

128 GB minimum , 256 GB or higher recommended for Digital Technology, Media, Visual Art, DVC 

Graphics Card 

Recommended for Digital Technology, Media, Visual Art, DVC 

External Ports 

2 (or more) x USB 3.0 

Wireless Adapter 

Wi-Fi compatible – Update to 802.11n/ac/ax standards are supported Note: 802.11 ac/ax preferred

Security 

Antivirus Software (Windows Defender is highly recommended)

Battery life 

Needs to last the school day i.e. 7 hours 

Screen size 

Minimum 11”

 

Other considerations

  • Weight and portability, especially for juniors. Students carry their device from class to class throughout the day. 
  • Long battery life (7 hours +) – Students may not be able to charge their device at school. 
  • Robustness – an excellent quality build with robust hinges and a rugged hard shell to provide durability.
  • Headphones may be necessary for listening to sound. The device needs a headphone port.
  • Warranty – students using the device will want faults fixed quickly, having a 2 or 3 year warranty is recommended. The college does not offer repair services. 
  • Insurance – the college insurance does not cover personal property. You will need to ensure you are covered for replacement should the device become lost, stolen or damaged.

Support for a BYOD purchase

To ensure students reach their full potential in the face of financial hardship, Long Bay College will endeavour to assist families with a laptop purchase through the school or through links to support agencies. 

There are a number of avenues open for support, ranging from BYOD pricing for Long Bay College Students at Noel Leeming, Interest Free Loans, in association with Noel Leeming and Good Shepherd NZ’s NILS (No Interest Loan Scheme), through to loan laptops direct through the College (limited number available). 

Do I qualify for NILS?

  • You will need to be:
  • Entitled to a Community Services Card.
  • Reside in your current premises for more than three months.
  • Show a willingness and capacity to repay.

Long Bay College Support

Who is the individual support for?
Children and young people who attend Long Bay College as a domestic student, whose families are in financial hardship. 

What can I get help for?
The support is to provide a laptop for schoolwork, for at school and completion of work at home. For enquiries please email [email protected]

When will my application be reviewed?

This laptop remains the property of the school and its allocation will be reviewed annually. 

What information do I need to submit an individual grant?
A copy of your child’s birth certificate OR passport OR resident visa.

Your valid Community Services card OR two months of bank statements for all accounts.

How are individual applications assessed?
Each application is considered on its merits and allocation of a laptop is at the discretion of Long Bay College. Please include as much information about you and your children’s circumstances to assist in making their decision by emailing us on: [email protected]

School owned devices have an insurance excess of $100. A refundable bond of $100 is required. 

We expect all members of the Long Bay College community to use digital devices with respect.

Digital devices are permitted at school but students are discouraged from bringing them unless for educational purposes. Classroom use of devices, such as mobile phones, laptops and tablets as tools for learning is increasing. However, use of these in the classroom is at the discretion of the teacher and must be appropriate to the purpose of the lesson. 

The school will not be held responsible for any lost, damaged or stolen devices.

Netsafe

NetSafe New Zealand provides some excellent resources to help manage the complexities of cyberspace. We strongly encourage students and their caregivers to visit Netsafe’s website: netsafe.org.nz

While cell phones are permitted at school, use of them at school must be appropriate. It is not acceptable or appropriate for students to send/receive text messages or phone calls in class. If appropriate, permission may be given by teachers for mobile phones to be used as a tool for learning, eg to take a photo, video record an experiment, or to access information. 

At all times, during class time, assemblies and between classes, mobile phones and headphones are to be switched off and in bags. 

The school upholds and expects students, staff and parents/caregivers to uphold the principles of the Harmful Digital Communications Act: 

What are harmful digital communications?

Under the Act, harmful digital communications can be private messages or public content where someone uses the internet, email, apps, social media or mobile phones to send or publish harmful content.

For a communication to be considered harmful under the Act, the content needs to:

  • Affect an individual; and
  • Cause (or is likely to cause) that individual serious emotional distress; and
  • Seriously breach one or more of the 10 communication principles outlined in the Act.

The 10 communication principles

The 10 principles say that a digital communication should not:

  • disclose sensitive personal facts about a person;
  • be threatening, intimidating, or menacing;
  • be grossly offensive;
  • be indecent or obscene;
  • be used to harass a person;
  • make a false allegation;
  • breach confidences;
  • incite or encourage anyone to send a deliberately harmful message;
  • incite or encourage a person to commit suicide; and
  • denigrate a person’s colour, race, ethnic or national origins, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

The inappropriate use of any electronic device may result in serious consequences.

Where to catch buses

  • All school buses arrive and leave from school in the bus stop area outside the school main gates.
  • In the afternoon, school buses load on both sides of Ashley Avenue outside the school boundary in the bus bays on both sides of the school gates.
  • Those catching public (not school) buses stop at various locations close to the school, as identified on the map under the Journey Planner on the Auckland Transport website Journey planner  – www.at.govt.nz

Free buses

Some students are entitled to free bus transport. These students mostly live in Okura and north of Bawden Road. Contact the teacher in charge of buses to check your eligibility.

Bus travel expectations

When travelling by bus, we show Care and Respect within the Long Bay College Community by:

  • Wearing our full school uniform with pride while on the bus.
  • Using the pedestrian crossings to cross the road in front of the school.
  • Promptly entering the school grounds after arrival at school on the bus and not lingering in front of the school or in surrounding streets.
  • Lining up in a single line BEHIND THE CONES on the footpath while waiting to board a bus after school.
  • Students must behave in a way that reflects the school’s values. All instructions from the bus driver must be followed without question to ensure all passengers are safe. Behaviour which does not comply with school expectations may result in the students concerned being denied access to bus services for a period of time.

Complaints and queries

Complaints about bus services, or about the behaviour of students on the buses, should be addressed to [email protected]

Further information

For further information, including details of school routes, timetables and costs, please go to: at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/journey-planner

Further information can be found on the school website: longbaycollege.com/school-information/getting-to-school/