Why choose LBC? We are: A leading school in our changing world. One of the highest-ranking secondary schools in New Zealand (state co-educational). Providers of clear, achievable pathways which lead to success and qualifications. Committed to internationalisation, valuing the global perspective our International students bring to Long Bay College. Forward-thinking, using the latest digital technology as an educational tool. Cutting-edge, providing a student-centred, holistic approach which encourages teenagers to grow. We have: Eleven faculties offering courses and pathways in Business and Economics; Language, Literature and Social Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; a wide range of Technologies; Health and Sport; Maths; and Sciences. NCEA accredited courses that promote skills necessary for today’s rapidly changing world. English language classes for academic purposes, catering for all levels. High-quality teaching staff with smaller interactive classes. Teachers who are passionate about their subjects, students’ success and their teaching. A strong culture of inquiry learning to engage students and produce confident, life-long learners. Modern, innovative facilities and learning environments. An after-school / holiday Academy to accelerate English language learning. Global and community partnerships and linkages for learning. A committed International Department. International students from more than 18 different countries. Access to expert guidance and mentors. A wide range of co-curricular activities to join, including sports, music, drama, dance, debating and problem-solving. Opportunities to develop leadership skills. A vibrant and well-positioned campus close to local sporting facilities, shopping, beautiful parks and beaches. Overseas travel opportunities to China, India, America, Australia and Pacific Islands. Why Auckland? Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city and economic hub It has 30% of the country’s population It is located on a beautiful harbour surrounded by stunning beaches It has a mild climate throughout the year It is regularly ranked among the top cities to live in It has all the benefits of a large city – with major sporting events, concerts, shows, cafes and restaurants, and well-known brands in modern shopping malls. Auckland is a multicultural city and home to many nationalities. People from all over the world choose to live and study in Auckland, making it a vibrant, exciting place to be. It celebrates cultural diversity and is known for events like its Chinese New Year Lantern Festival, Pasifika Festival and Diwali. Why New Zealand? New Zealand is famous for being one of the most beautiful, peaceful countries in the world. Similar in size to the United Kingdom or Japan, it has a fraction of the population. It is one of the safest places to live, ranked in the top 10 countries in the world. Lush green countryside, snow-capped mountains, marine reserves, beautiful beaches and vibrant cities provide many exciting recreational activities in New Zealand. An outdoor adventure paradise, it is also a haven for relaxation with well-kept parks, walkways and recreational areas to enjoy, even in the biggest cities. The youngest country in the world to be settled, with Maori arriving about 900 years ago, many different cultures have now made New Zealand their home. New Zealand is a country where hard work, innovation and resourcefulness are highly valued. This means New Zealand-trained professionals are in demand around the world. Home of the mighty All Blacks, champions of the America’s Cup, land of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and renowned for a positive, friendly, ‘can-do’ Kiwi attitude, New Zealand has a lot to offer! Top 10 things to do while you study in New Zealand: Go swimming with the dolphins in the Bay of Islands Go snorkelling and glass-bottom kayaking at Goat Island Get your adrenaline pumping and try extreme sports in picturesque Queenstown Hike over the Tongariro Crossing See glow worms at the Waitomo Caves Visit the natural hot springs in Rotorua Climb to the top of Rangitoto Island, home of New Zealand’s youngest volcano Take a trip to Hobbiton Tour New Zealand’s two very diverse islands with one of our recommended tour operators Try out some of the many activities Auckland itself has to offer – sail, kayak or go stand-up paddle boarding off local beaches; bungy jump off the Sky Tower; surf in Piha; enjoy high-wire adventures among the tree-tops and the many hiking/biking trails around Woodhill Park; ferry over to Waiheke Island; discover some of New Zealand’s unique wildlife at Tiritiri Matangi; go jet-boating around the Harbour; or climb the Harbour Bridge itself.