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6 November, 2015      
 
From the Principal
The study workshops have been in demand. Where are we heading with these? What we know is that for students who are sitting exams, last minute “close to exam” summary revision improves achievement. Furthermore we find that when the students are with a “different” teacher, concepts and ideas that had not been obvious before “click” into place. We often hear comments such as “Why didn’t my teacher tell me that?” This is simply a new face and a new way of explaining, causing the understanding to form more clearly.
 
In the NCEA environment there is no need for a single leaving date. Students all have different needs. Some need to stay until they have completed all their internals, others want to sharpen their grades, those sitting externals need to hone their skills right to the last minute.
 
This is our second year of developing this programme. In 2016 we will expand on this concept even further as we seek to enable our students to achieve their very best and we will increasingly customise the Term 4 arrangements and exams to meet the achievement needs of students.
 
This is a stressful time in households as students cope with exams and parents cope with the mad end of year rush. All the best for the next few weeks and may calmness and gentleness be with your family.

Finally, congratulations to the student leaders for 2016. You will find a full list of these appointments further in this newsletter.

Russell Brooke
Principal

2016 Student Leaders

Congratulations to our student leaders for 2016. They are as follows:

Head Boy: Patrick Smith                                           Head Girl: Tayla Baxter
Deputy Head Boy: Liam Quinn                                 Deputy Head Girl: Rachel Le Roux
 
School and Community Culture:  
Prefects: Erin Beattie, Sandy Morris, Kate Bodger, Justin Boy, Leah Grant-Moore, Rebecca Le Maitre, Emma Turton        
                                                                 
Sports Leaders: Scott Burfoot, Anna Thompson
Prefects: David Innes, Phoebe Trist, Calvin Richmond, Ai Shan Cheng, Tayne Morgan 
 
Academic Leaders: Megi Pasham, Tom Wilshaw- Sparkes
Prefects: Lauren Crowhurst, Sophia Gailer, Femke Jager, Nickolay Valentinovich, Emily Yee 
 
Arts Leaders: Sha- Hade Bradley, Charlotte Morley
Prefects: Millie Fairley, Jack Scott, Madison Reid, Logan Delaney, Lily Olney, Owen Caithness
 
International Leaders: Daniel Metcalf, Tara Ravi
Prefects: Georg Jaeschke, Jael Kalberer, Maya Latoalevi-Nosa, Jessica Macgee, Byren-Rose Short
 
Digital Leaders: Kylie Lin, James Daish
Prefects: Shane Du Plessis, Nick Hill
 
Sustainability Leaders: Kayla Berg, Josiah Mathew
Prefects: Luane Hing, Laura McNamara, Gustavo Viana
                                                                                                                  Patrick Smith & Tayla Baxter
 

Arts & Sports Awards

Congratulations to all those students who received an award at the recent Arts Awards and Sports Awards.

For a full list of recipients please click here.

40th Anniversary

This term we have been celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Long Bay College. Over the past few weeks there have been a number of sporting events where experience has won out over youth and the Old Boys and Girls teams have remained victorious over our current sports teams. However the current Long Bay College students are planning a comeback for 2016!

Last week we also saw some of our Alumni catch up with school friends and staff from the past at a 40th Anniversary function where founding principal Ian Sage cut the birthday cake.

Former Black Cap and ex-student Paul Wiseman also presented to the school an autographed New Zealand shirt that he wore for his last game as a Black Cap. We will have this framed and on display in the school next year.

Dance Trip

Over the September holidays sixteen Long Bay College students travelled to Los Angeles to learn about how to succeed in dance.

The group was introduced to dancers, choreographers and directors at the Millennium Dance Studio, IDA Dance Studio, The Edge Studios, Disneyland Performing Arts and Cruise Lines Performing Arts.There they observed some masters at work and learnt a variety of different styles from tap to twerking, burlesque to ballet.

Our students also performed on stage at Disneyland and on Hollywood Boulevard outside Madame Tussauds with hundreds of people stopping by to watch the performance on the street.

Classics Trip

Also in the term break, four students (Tyla Lorimer Y12, Annie Osborne Y12, Amelia Burgisser Y13, and Lucy Waddingham Y13) visited Europe with Head of Classical Studies Dean Thompson.

The trip began in Athens, Greece where the group visited such iconic spots as the Acropolis and the Agora. Students also marvelled at the masterpieces in the Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum, and the Temple of Poseidon at Cape Sounion. A bus trip around Greece visited sites such as Olympia, birthplace of Western notions of sport, and Delphi, home of the Oracle.

A short flight took the group to Rome. Students visited many sites including the Colosseum and the Pantheon. There were also day trips to Pompeii and Tivoli.

Young Designer Awards

[Left to right] Kahli Foote, Max Crawford, Felix Ye, Elizaveta Zyuzina, Zene Krige-Joubert
 
The tradition of excellence in Design and Visual Communication [Graphics] continues at Long Bay College. For well over a decade, students of this subject have gained some of the top awards in national competitions and earn mostly excellence and merit grades in NCEA. 
 
The Young Designer Awards is an annual, prestigious national design competition for secondary school students, held in Christchurch and judged by a panel of industry experts.
 
Working from a given design brief in a range of categories, five Long Bay College students were recently awarded some of the top places in the 2015 competition.
 
Year 10
Kahli Foote: 1st place Residential Architecture
Max Crawford: 1st place Furniture Design
 
Year 11
Elizaveta Zyuzina: 2nd place Residential Architecture
 
Year 12
Zene Krige-Joubert and Felix Ye: 3rd equal place Residential Architecture
 

Student Accounts

Just a reminder you can view the current balance of your account by logging onto the Parent Portal on our website and clicking on Fees. 
 

Movie Night

For the first time in Long Bay College Water Polo history, we have a team of girls going to play in the Premiere League in Wellington in April next year. The girls are training hard for this, but need your help to get there.

We have secured two of the biggest movies to come to New Zealand this year - James Bond 'Spectre' and 'Star Wars'.

Spectre - Thursday 12th November at 7pm
Star Wars - Monday 21st December at 7pm

Both movies are being held at Berkeley Cinema in Takapuna. Tickets are $30 per movie or $50 for a ticket to both and each ticket comes with a complementary drink or food item from the candy bar.

There will also be lots of great raffles and spot prizes. Please email longbay.polo@gmail.com to book your seats and thanks for supporting our amazing girls!

Mufti Day

On Friday 13th November the Junior Student Council are holding a Mufti Day to help support the City Mission and raise awareness of those less fortunate.

From now until the 13th November there will be a can collection outside the Student Centre for cans of food or other non-perishable items.

Liggins Institute

Earlier this year a group of Year 13 Biology students went with Mrs Hanoosh and Mr Landeg on a trip to the Liggins Institute, which is a world class biomedical research institute within the University of Auckland.

Students learned about some of the biotechnological research and did some hands-on experiments using gel electrophoresis and PCR. They also met with some of the scientists and gained insight into the daily work life of a scientist.

Fletcher's Trip

Year 13 students Thomas Morrison and Mackenzie Farrell recently visited the Fletcher’s construction site at Kirkbride Rd in Mangere to see some of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. They were shown around the site and saw tunnelling and construction techniques used to manage the site’s many technical difficulties like very low water table and peaty ground substrate.

Thomas and Mackenzie have had their interest in Engineering piqued as a result of the tour, and intend to study Engineering at Canterbury University or Auckland University next year.

Wellington Trip

In August, an Accounting and an Economics class travelled to Wellington for an overnight school trip. The purpose of the trip was to learn more about the handling of money and government workings in our capital city.

The itinerary included visits to Statistics NZ, the BNZ Museum and Grant Thornton New Zealand. The students also went to the Reserve Bank where they saw some of the new money and a million dollars in cash!.

Students also saw the amazing Gallipoli exhibit at Te Papa and had the opportunity to visit Parliament where they were able to sit in the Gallery during question time.

Economic Achievements

Year 13 student Mackenzie Farrell was awarded a High Distinction in the recent New Zealand Economics competition placing him in the top 5% in New Zealand. The following students also received a Distinction: Hyemi Park, Thomas Morrison, Dian Jacobs, Liam Morris, Beth Maynard, Wiremu Smith, Kane Evans, Josiah Mathew, Catriona Miller.

At the Monetary Policy Challenge, these students received a Merit: Beth Maynard, Mihnea Enache, Hyemi Park, Salina Nou.

Congratulations to you all.

Gateway Trip

Recently, students taking part in the Gateway Programme visited RPM Engineering and the Armed Forces.

The RPM Engineering visit allowed six senior students the opportunity to explore how CAD technology is used in the workplace. The students got to see all the machines in use.

The Armed Forces visit involved students having a tour of the Hobsonville Air Force base. They visited the parachute, electrical and radar divisions, and were able to climb on board the Hercules to learn how it operated.

Years 10 and 11

We are living in a world that is forever evolving and changing. For our students, it means that their schooling is an emerging environment; far different and more dynamic than when we were at school.

Our Year 10 and Year 11 students face many continual pressures. For some, it is figuring out how they can use their devices for their studies rather than just for the latest app or game. Others are thinking about the career path they could follow, while pondering ever changing pre-requisites and grades necessary for entry into different tertiary courses or apprenticeships. Some of our students must manage all this while juggling learning needs, family demands or a pressure cooker of sport, music, drama and other busy calendars. Amongst this, we expect them to take responsibility, learn from their mistakes, aim high, be the best that they can be, manage their time … the list goes on!

This year our Year 11 students have taken the above in their absolute stride, and I am very proud of them. The number of students who will achieve Level 1 this year with a Merit or Excellence endorsement is high. Most students have taken the opportunity this year to study hard, take their studies seriously, and most importantly, self-manage. Between study, internal assessments and homework, it has been wonderful seeing so many students in Year 11 gain awards for co-curricular activities in assemblies and at prize giving ceremonies. Gaining such valuable experience will put them in good stead for NCEA Level 2 in 2016. I wish them well.

Many of the Year 10 students are in the middle of learning NZQA jargon like internal assessments, endorsements, credits, university entrance, etc. Most will have already gained some credits this year and will start 2016 on the right track. For them, managing their time and processing their learning style will be of importance. There are many support people in the school – such as careers advisors and faculty deans – who can also assist them in this.

We are living in a world that is forever evolving and changing. I am so pleased to see students at Long Bay College being flexible and purposeful with their education. 

Melissa Ibbett, Director of Learning, Years 10 and 11

Languages Week

Long Bay College celebrated International Languages Week during Week 5 of Term 3. 

A range of different activities took place during the week. There were quizzes and games, a French breakfast, an international lunch, a bake sale of French pastries and Spanish churros, international music in the canteen, and a mapping activity to show the diversity of languages spoken at our school. 

The week was lots of fun, for both students and teachers, and it was wonderful to see students of so many nationalities coming together.
 

Auckland LingoFest        

During International Languages Week, Long Bay College students of French participated in the inaugural Lingofest, held at King’s School.

Our participants were: Niamh Chambers, Abbie Henneker, Tyler O’Malley, Sophie Nuttall, Mathilde Rowe, Mary Shin, and Amber Taffs.  The students performed the play “Veux-tu Danser”, entirely in French, without scripts. 

Congratulations to Abbie, who won the medal for best actress in the senior section, and to Amber, who also gained a prize for her lip sync!
 

Oral Health Services

Healthy teeth play an important role in a child’s development,
helping them to eat and speak properly. Nice teeth are also important for self-confidence later in life. Children in New Zealand are entitled to free basic oral health services from 0 to 17 years of age, until their 18th birthday.

If your child is in school Year 9 or above, you can choose your dentist. They can either be seen by the dental bus at school for their annual check-up or register with a dentist of their choice (but not both). The benefit of registering with a practice, is that if an emergency arises (either toothache or accidents), they will be seen by a dentist familiar to them at a location and time convenient to them. It also has the benefit of continuing treatment at the same surgery (who holds all the previous records) once they leave school.

Simply call your dentist and book an appointment and they will provide the necessary documentation for them to enrol. This can only be done if they have not been seen by the dental bus this year.

Coaching Staff

Long Bay College is looking for motivational, inspirational coaches who are seeking a rewarding experience for 2016 while being fully supported by the school Sports Department.

You may currently be a student at school with a commitment to sport and brilliant communication skills, or a member in the community wanting to be involved in coaching a team and creating a positive and enjoyable environment for our players.

Applications are now open and we would like to hear from anyone willing to make a contribution to school sport. Please go to the sports office and express your interest or email Miss Bell, Director Of Sport, sbell@lbc.school.nz.

Netball Premier Team

Long Bay College Premier Netball team had their last run for the year with a game against the Hong Kong U21 squad that is currently touring New Zealand.

The Hong Kong girls ranged in age from 15 to 20 years and were very fit and fast. The game was played in six 10 minute bouts and Long Bay College had a great win with the final score being 57-33.

Brianna Orams

Congratulations to Brianna Orams who has won the Cambridge to Hamilton 11km Paddle Race. The Year 10 Long Bay College student is currently the top New Zealand U18 Stand Up Paddle Champion.

Well done Brianna!

Charlise Casas-Clarke

Congratulations to Charlise Casas-Clarke (Year 9) who has been invited to attend the Term 4 New Zealand Football Talent Acceleration Programme (TAP) for 2015.

This TAP training programme is for nationally identified players in the U16 age groups. TAP is designed to complement a regional programme and has a main focus on technical development with an additional requirement to develop the strength to handle a future increase in training loads. TAP acts as a pathway for players to be selected into national squads.

Charlise was also MVP at Winter Tournament and is a great asset to the Girls 1st XI at Long Bay College, we wish her all the best for the programme.

Cameron De L'Isle

Year 13 student Cameron De L'Isle was selected in the New Zealand M20 Elite Orienteering Team that competed in a test match series against Australia. 

This is a huge achievement for Cameron who due to a broken leg was not able to do the trails for the New Zealand schools team and the New Zealand junior worlds team earlier this year.  

At our recent Sports Awards, Cameron was awarded the Brockliss Trophy for the Outstanding Sporting Achievement of the Year in New Zealand Secondary School Sport in National Competition.

 

Charlotte Wear

Year 9 student Charlotte Wear recently competed in a Pony Derby at Equidays in Mystery Creek, Hamilton and finished in third position amongst a large field of riders. Well done Charlotte!

Erin Beattie

Erin Beattie (Year 12) has been selected in the Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club’s Premier Womens side for this season.  Congratulations to Erin for this selection.
 

Cameron Baker


Cameron Baker (Year 12) recently competed at the Judo New Zealand National Competition where he won gold in his weight and age group of 81kg. 

Cameron also won silver in the Junior Mens 81kg category and bronze in the Junior Open Mens.  A fantastic achievement Cameron.

Dion Hawke

Congratulations to Dion Hawke (Year 12) for his commitment to umpiring hockey. Dion's continued improvement has been recognised by North Harbour Hockey umpires recently when he was announced as a finalist for ‘Most Improved Young Umpire’.   

Hockey NZ also appointed Dion to umpire at the Premier U15 tournament during the recent school holidays. As a result of his performance during the week, he umpired the bronze medal match. Well done!

Sportsperson of the Year

Congratulations to Cameron De L'Isle (Orienteering) and Lauren Crowhurst (Squash) who have been shortlisted for the ASB Young Sportsperson of the Year awards to be announced at the end of the year. We wish you both the best of luck.

Tegan Stent

Year 12 student Tegan Stent recently travelled to Queensland, Australia with the New Zealand U17 mixed touch team.  The team had great success winning all their games of the tour.  Well done Tegan!
 

Rachael McHugh

Year 11 student Rachael McHugh travelled to Canberra to represent New Zealand in the Australian Junior Volleyball championships. She played in the U17 Women’s Challenger Category and her team won the division.

What's Coming Up?

Activities for International students:
 
Monday, 9 November                                 International Trip to Kelly Tarltons
Wednesday, 11 November                         International Trip to Muriwai Surf School
Friday, 13 November                                  International Trip to Bethells Beach
Monday, 16 November                               International activities at MERC, Long Bay
Wednesday, 18 November                         International Trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island
Friday, 20 November                                  International Trip to Okura Bush Walk
Monday, 23 November                               International Trip to Rainbows End
Wednesday, 25 November                         International Trip to Rangitoto Island
Friday, 27 November                                  International Trip to Long Bay Beach
 
 
 
 
Monday, 9 November                                 L1A Physical Education Trip to Woodhill Forest
Monday, 9 November                                 Auckland Philharmonia Concert, Auditorium
Tuesday, 10 November                              English for Academic Purposes Trip to Northcote Marae
                                                                   and Museum – details to be confirmed
Tuesday, 10 November                              L1A Physical Education Trip to Woodhill Mountain Bike
                                                                   Park and Tree Adventures
Wednesday, 11 November                         Late Start Staff Professional Development Day
Wednesday-Thursday, 11-12 November   Dance Show, Auditorium
Thursday-Saturday, 12-14 November        Auckland Secondary Schools Indoor Volleyball 
                                                                   Championships, Trust Stadium, Henderson
Week of 16 November                               Dental Bus on campus for Junior students
Week of 16 November                               Year 9 Camps
Week of 23 November                               Year 9 Camps continue
Monday-Saturday, 23-28 November          North Island Secondary Schools
                                                                   Indoor Volleyball Tournament
Tuesday, 1 December                                Board of Trustees Meeting, Staffroom, 7pm.  All welcome
Thursday, 3 December                               English for Academic Purposes Long Bay Park and
                                                                   Coastal Walk
Friday, 4 December                                    BOOK RETURN and YEARBOOK DAY
Monday, 7 December                                 Academic Prizegiving, 6.30pm,
                                                                   Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Monday, 7 December                                 Final Day for most Juniors
Tuesday, 8 December                                Junior catch up day
Tuesday, 8 December                                Final day for staff
Friday, 18 December                                  School Office closes

 
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