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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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]
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recommend Windows 10 Laptop
Intel Core i5 minimum, i7 recommended or equivalent
4 GB minimum, 16+ GB recommended for Digital Technology, Media, Visual Art, DVC
128 GB minimum , 256 GB or higher recommended for Digital Technology, Media, Visual Art, DVC
Recommended for Digital Technology, Media, Visual Art, DVC
2 (or more) x USB 3.0
Wi-Fi compatible – Update to 802.11n/ac/ax standards are supported Note: 802.11 ac/ax preferred
Antivirus Software (Windows Defender is highly recommended)
Needs to last the school day i.e. 7 hours
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).
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 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:
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:
The 10 principles say that a digital communication should not:
The inappropriate use of any electronic device may result in serious consequences.
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.
When travelling by bus, we show Care and Respect within the Long Bay College Community by:
Complaints about bus services, or about the behaviour of students on the buses, should be addressed to [email protected]
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/