Where did 2015 go? It seems like only yesterday Long Bay College welcomed its Year 9 students at the Powhiri. There were a lot of nervous smiles, perfect uniforms and backpacks nearly as big as them! It has been privilege working with these students and watching their development. This term has been very busy with junior exams, camps and numerous sporting and cultural events, and the students certainly deserve a well-earned rest.
Over the last few weeks it has been great seeing so many of our students' efforts and achievements acknowledged at the Arts, Sports and Academic Prizegivings, and at the Year 9 Junior Prizegiving. Congratulations to all of our winners.
To all of the Year 9 students, keep working hard next year: persevere, be the best that you can be and continue to make connections within your learning. Make good choices! As we prepare for our 2016 intake of new students, I am sure that our current Year 9 students will make excellent role models, make them feel welcome and be great ambassadors for our school.
Micky Smith, Director of Learning, Year 9