On July 22, we were delighted to open up our school so 2021 prospective students and their caregivers could explore the site and feel all the feels of life at Long Bay College. Despite the inclement weather, we had record numbers attend the evening, keeping our Prefects and other student leaders busy as they toured groups around the school. The evening gave our community the opportunity to learn about our unique culture of care, our range of subject options, our students’ academic achievements and to see our facilities. Importantly, community members could meet our talented teaching staff – a key reason why Long Bay College is a fantastic choice for secondary school.
The sausages for the sausage sizzle, supplied by New World Long Bay and cooked by Browns Bay Rotary members, were a welcome addition on a cold night.
The Auditorium was packed out during our two presentation sessions. Members of our Senior Leadership Team spoke about their vision for the school and the support structures we have in place for our students, starting from Year 9. Our Deputy Head Girl, Amelia Claridge was tasked with the important role of M.C., which she performed exceptionally. Year 9 student, Renee Gambling spoke confidently about her experience of starting at Long Bay College this year, and our a capella group Voxette performed a beautiful version of ‘Danny Boy’.
We were thrilled guest speaker Sir Graham Lowe attended Open Evening. He spoke so warmly about his experience of Long Bay College as a parent, proudly telling prospective students and their caregivers how well the school is developing the potential of his children and their peers. Graham is a Football and League coaching icon and began the Lowie Foundation to help youth from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed, for which he received a knighthood last year.
Many thanks to all our students and staff for creating a fantastic event. The feedback from our community has been extremely positive.
To view a video of our Open Evening presentation, please go here.