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8 December, 2016      
From the Principal

As another school year passes I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support. Long Bay College enjoys a wonderful community - something that I believe is becoming increasingly rare and valuable in today's society.

Best of luck to our departing Year 13 students. For many of you, it will seem like a distant dream when you first began your journey here. Through your own resolve, your commitment to personal growth, and the support of your families and friends, you persevered to make your time at Long Bay College a great experience. Enjoy the next chapter in your lives, but please stay in touch by joining our Alumni through the Long Bay College website.

To all our students, staff, families and friends, have a safe and peaceful summer holiday.  

Russell Brooke

Academic Prizegiving
Congratulations to all the recipients at the 2016 Long Bay College Academic Prizegiving this week.

Photos from the evening can be found on the Peter Black Photography website.

The following students received a Distinction Award for Contribution to College Life or Academic Honours.  A full list of award winners can be found on the Long Bay College website.

Junior Prizegiving

It seems like only yesterday Long Bay College welcomed its2016 Year 9 students to the school and already they are finishing their first year with us. 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.

Leavers Assembly
Congratulations to our International Students who are leaving Long Bay College this year. The school has welcomed students from all over the world in 2016 who have immersed themselves in the school community and contributed a wonderful flair and flavour to Long Bay College. Best of luck with your adventures, you will be missed!
NZ Warriors
Georgia Hale, Jerome Ropati and Kieran Foran from the New Zealand Warriors visited Long Bay College recently. The players went through some league “skills and drills” with our Learning Support students before enjoying an afternoon tea. Lots of fun was had by all!
Community Fun Day
Thanks to everyone who supported our Community Fun Day over the weekend. It was great to see so many people of different ages & backgrounds coming together to enjoy the day.
2017 Term Dates
Term 1: Wednesday 1 February (all Year 9 and new students), Thursday 2 February (all returning students) to Thursday 13 April (3.15pm).
Course confirmation for Years 10 to 13 returning students on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 January.
Term 2: Monday 1 May to Friday 7 July (3.15pm)
Term 3: Monday 24 July to Friday 29 September (3.15pm)
Term 4: Monday 16 October to Monday 11 December

The School Office closes on Friday 16 December 2016 and reopens on Monday 16 January 2017.
Connor Bell
Congratulations to Year 10 student Connor Bell who competed in the Junior section at the National Secondary Schools in the weekend.

Last year (as a Year 9 student) Connor won the Discus title with a throw of 48.75m. This year he won the title by throwing 65m. Not only this, but he also broke the New Zealand Secondary Schools Junior record by 7m!  This record of 58.12m was set in 2009 by Jacko Gill who has since moved on to represent New Zealand in the Olympics in Shotput. But Connor didn’t only break it once, he broke it four times in a row setting the final distance with his 5th throw. During the competition 4 out of 6 of his throws were past the previous record (all over 63m).

Connor also went on to compete in the Junior Boys Shotput where he was able to win that event also, with a throw of 15.7m.

This is an incredible achievement Connor - well done on your wonderful success!

Year 9 Camp
This year Long Bay College once again held its incredible and very popular Year 9 Survival Challenge Camp.  After six years running, this has become a much loved school tradition.  

The students spent two night camping in tents at Whatipu Lodge campground. Guided by the teachers, the students climbed the rugged Waitakere mountain tops, descended the lush kiwi bush valleys and criss-crossed rivers to finally emerge on the wild West coast. After a day of exploring beaches, cooking for themselves, building bridges in teams, being led blindfolded into the bush and spelunking through the caves, our students finished the journey by walking the last several kilometres up the isolated coastline to be bused home from Karekare Beach.
LBC Planting Day
The new pedestrian entrance to Long Bay College has now been transformed into a native garden. This is part of the OASIS project that the Ecolution Sustainability Group has been working on all year. Thanks to a funding grant from Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, as well as fundraising throughout the year, it is great to see all this wonderful planting. Many thanks to all the volunteers who came along to help out!
Waitangi Trip

Long Bay College Year 10 art student Bea Terreblanche won the top prize for the Waitangi trust art competition earlier this year.

‘Our Nations Children’ was a nationwide student art competition as part of an initiative aimed at having every child visit Waitangi before they leave school to better understand New Zealand’s Heritage. Our Nation's Children started in 2013 with the goal to inspire and educate the next generation of New Zealanders to know and understand the history of the birthplace of New Zealand, and encourage more people to visit Waitangi and Northland.

Thanks to Bea’s success in the competition, 15 Long Bay College students were able to visit the Treaty grounds staying at the adjacent hotel. The activities during their 3 day stay included learning to chant and paddle a waka, visiting the Waitangi museum, sailing, and swimming with the dolphins.

A great time was had by all. Congratulations once again to Bea!


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Junior Arts Show
The Junior Performing Arts Show was a fabulous way to celebrate all that the students have achieved this year. A big thank you to the wonderful seniors and teachers who supported the show, and congratulations to all the students who performed.
Lauren Crowhurst
Congratulations to Lauren Crowhurst for being named the College Sport Young Sportswoman of the Year in Squash for 2016.

This is a fantastic achievement and a great end to Year 13 for Lauren. We would like to wish you all the best in the future.
Allison-Carnie Success
Congratulations to Long Bay College's Sportswoman of the Year 2017 Brittany Allison-Carnie who has been identified by the New Zealand Olympic Committee and added to the NZOC 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games Long List for Beach Volleyball. We would like to wish you the best of luck.

Congratulations also to Junior Sportswoman of the Year 2017 Kayla Allison-Carnie who has been selected for the U14 North Harbour Touch team.
Water Polo
Congratulations to the Junior Water Polo team who won the NHWP B league. A fabulous result from a team that has gone from strength to strength throughout the year.
Congratulations to the Long Bay College Girls tennis team for winning the Term 4 North Harbour Girls Tennis League. Well done to Roxanne Allnutt, Briar Thompson, Jayde Simpson and Emma Hooton, also Anna Thompson for stepping in to help.
Christmas Lights
Former Long Bay College student Tate Dooner is putting on an extraordinary Christmas Light Display in Torbay and raising money for Starship Childrens' Hospital. From the 15-25 December the BIGGEST Christmas Light Display on the North Shore can be seen in Killarney Ave.

Further information can be found HERE.
What's Coming Up?
Thursday 8 December - Final day for Juniors
Friday 16 December - School Office closes
Monday 16 January 2017 - School Office opens
Monday 30 January 2017 - Auckland Anniversary Day
Wednesday 1 February 2017 - First day of school for New students and Year 9 students
Thursday 2 February - All other students start back at school.
Monday 6 February - Waitangi Day

Uniform and Stationery information is on our website’.  Second hand uniform can be purchased or sold through Facebook – Search ECB Uniforms.

Term dates and times are on our website under Our School/Term Dates and Bell Times.
School bus information is on our website School/Buses.
Comprehensive information will be mailed to homes.
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