We began the year with sadness in our hearts as we said goodbye to our school community’s much loved Science and Technology teacher, Mr Jonathan Simons (Jono). In late December 2020, Jono passed away at the age of 57. A celebration of his life was held on January 14 at the Ruakaka Fire Station, a place which was an important cornerstone of Jono’s life. Jono taught at Long Bay College over the past 14 years and will always be remembered for his kindness, caring nature and wonderfully sharp sense of humour. Our thoughts are with his family.