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​Long Bay College’s motto is ‘Success with confidence and creativity’. Long Bay College is a highly regarded state school with 1,820 boys and girls. International students make up approximately 6% of the school roll.
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Long Bay College has a modern campus with world class facilities. Students can choose from a wide range of subjects. Teachers are highly trained and contribute a creative spirit to the wider school life with flair and passion. Each year we welcome international students from a diverse range of countries and we encourage all of them to work hard towards their long term goals. International students are encouraged to choose from a wide variety of sports and arts clubs.

‘Success with Confidence and Creativity’

Long Bay College is a co-educational secondary state school with 1650 boys and girls.  The College offers high quality academic programmes, exciting sporting and performing arts opportunities and a modern campus with world class facilities. Students can choose from a wide range of subjects and our teachers are highly trained and contribute a creative spirit to the wider school life with flair and passion.  Academically, our students achieve above average results and we have students studying at university level as part of our accelerate programme.  International students who study at Long Bay College go on to study at university either in New Zealand or overseas.


Long Bay College is located in a beautiful setting on Auckland’s north shore with good transport links to the Auckland city centre and Auckland International airport (45 minutes drive). The school has spacious grounds and is close to Long Bay regional park and beach.  Facilities include: modern classrooms with the latest technology, music suite, new library with study areas, purpose built Science block with laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Purpose built Technology block with specialist facilities for Cooking and Culinary subjects, Art, Fabric and Fashion, Woodwork and Automotive Engineering.  Sports facilities include: indoor fitness centre with rock climbing wall, dance studio, tennis courts, sports fields for cricket, football and rugby.

After School Clubs and Activities

Students at Long Bay College enjoy a wide range of opportunities to participate in after school clubs and activities.  International students can join sports teams and clubs throughout the year.  Long Bay College enjoys a reputation for excellence in the performing arts and international students are able to participate in a wide range of activities including Dance, Drama, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Music productions.  International students often participate in one of the College’s many shows and performances. 

International Department

Long Bay College has an experienced team of staff in the International Department who look after students’ pastoral and academic needs.  An extensive Orientation Programme introduces international students to the College’s ‘way of life’ and helps students to settle into school life and make friends very quickly.  An academic International Dean helps students with their subject choices and timetabling issues and also provides an interface between teachers and students. 

Total roll : 1820 - International roll : 6-8%

Homestay Family Accommodation

International students live with a local home stay family.  All the families are carefully chosen and monitored by the Homestay Co-ordinator.  Students have their own room in a large home which is usually within walking distance of the school and one of the local beaches.

Start Dates

The New Zealand academic year runs from early February to December and is divided into four terms.  International Students at Long Bay College can start in February, April, July and October.  Please see our website for more information on enrolling and student fees ( or email the International Department on


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Ashley Avenue, Long Bay, Auckland


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