What makes Newington so special is its people.
At Newington, our boys are at the centre of everything we do. Irrespective of our roles at the College, we see ourselves as equal contributors in providing our boys with an excellent education across a balanced curriculum encompassing the spiritual, academic, cultural, physical and practical areas of learning. Critical to this is quality staffing, a foundation of our strategic plan.
With more than 300 employees across teaching and non-teaching roles, set across 4 campuses, the College provides its staff with outstanding resources, a values driven culture and a commitment to continued professional learning and development.
Learning is at the heart of what we do at Newington and that includes learning opportunities for our people. We want our people to pursue a life long journey of learning and self-improvement. We offer a number of internal and external training opportunities to help our staff progress their careers.
Passion and Collegiality
The first word that comes to mind when I think of the work culture at Newington is: inclusive. In my role as Head of Learning Enhancement, I am in the fortunate position to work with a number of staff across many different departments. Everyone is driven by the same desire to plan and deliver lessons and programs which includes all students. Whether it is the English Department, the Sports Department or the Cafeteria, our staff are sensitive to the needs of the boys and go out of their way to ensure such needs are being met. One of our strengths as a staff is always asking “How?” and when answering that question nothing is ever too hard.
Newington is more than a community – it is a family. We look out for each other. We care for each other. We help each other. The students benefit from such genuine and authentic support as it gives us the strength and courage to continue taking risks in the learning environment in order to discover what is truly possible.
– Rebecca Panagopoulos, Head of Learning Enhancement
I have always felt that the greatest reward in teaching English comes from the opportunity to inspire and challenge students as they make their way through the often complex but exciting world of literature. At Newington College, teachers have the privilege of so much more; not only do we share a learning environment with impressive, talented and creative students that make our experience worthwhile but we also work beside exceptional staff who are innovative, progressive and who see their profession as a vocation, not a job.
Essentially Newington College is a supportive and vibrant community that engenders strong values and a genuine sense of pride in all our achievements.
– Caterina Troncone, English
A Culture of Sharing
Before working at Newington, I used to work in a small Catholic Year 7-10 boys school. I made the move back in 1989 to satisfy my desire to teach HSC Science. Twenty nine years later, this move was a decision that I have never regretted.
At Newington there is a great culture of teachers sharing their knowledge and resources with each other. I have learnt so much over the years from some of the best Science teachers in the state. The professional development here is real and not a tokenistic ‘tick a box’ exercise. We are regularly challenged to learn and try new things and are never at risk of professionally stagnating.
We are so lucky here, as each day we get to work with boys who are equally hungry to learn and invariably aspire to do well.
– Mick Madden, Science and Head of Service Learning
Newington is very much made by the people found within its walls. There is a friendliness and camaraderie amongst both teaching and non-teaching staff that I have not experienced at any other school in which I have worked. The quality of resources available to teaching staff is exceptional and has very much enhanced my teaching, as has the school’s commitment to, and encouragement of, continual personal and professional development. Equally as important as my colleagues is the quality and diversity of students that I have the pleasure of teaching and interacting with every day. The discussion I have in the classroom, quick chats along a corridor or simple acknowledgements out on the field help to create and deepen relationships that foster an amenable and engaging learning environment for staff and students alike.
– Rukevwe Bateren, Science and Head of Metcalfe House
Beyond the Confines of Curriculum
At Newington there is a clear focus on our professional development and innovative education. As such, the College has been willing to try new initiatives that provide both staff and our boys with a chance to engage in learning experiences that go beyond the traditional confines of curriculum and orthodox assessment.
The nature of teaching at a school like Newington means that you fulfil a number of different roles that extend beyond the realm of the classroom teacher. On any given day I could be coaching my football team at an early morning training session, helping with the athletics team, attending Professional Learning Groups or assisting in my role as an Officer of Cadets in the Outdoor Education Program. This is all in addition to my job as a History Teacher and Year 10 Mentor.
– Tom Ruddock, History
If you are wanting to apply for a current career opportunity, please note that all applications must be submitted through our online application system.
Before you Apply
- Applicants must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold an appropriate permit to work within Australia.
- Under Child Protection legislation, a current Working with Children clearance is a prerequisite for all employees and volunteers in child-related employment. Newington College requests that applicants provide this clearance with their application. For more information please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian
Teaching Positions only:
- Applicants must be accredited to teach in NSW and hold a NESA registration number. For more information please visit the NSW Education Standards Authority Website
- Applicants must hold a current first aid certificate, or be prepared to acquire a first aid certificate.
When friends and acquaintances ask for my advice about which school to send their children, I never hesitate to tell them that if I had a son, my choice would be unreservedly Newington College.
The happiness, engagement and job satisfaction of our staff is central to their success at Newington. The College strives to provide our staff with a good work-life balance that enables them to enjoy every facet of their life.
In addition to a meaningful and rewarding career, our staff receive a comprehensive range of benefits which include:
- Competitive remuneration packages
- Options for salary packaging
- Co-curricular payments and clothing allowance
- Tuition fee remissions for sons of staff attending Newington
- Internal and external professional development opportunities with industry leaders
- Tertiary study rebates
- Support for Teacher Accreditation requirements
- Mentoring from some of the best and most respected educators in Australia
- Industry health fund
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Provision of College IT equipment – laptop computers / iPads (subject to roles)
- On-site health centre with full access to a school nurse
- Flu shots and health checks
- Use of College sport facilities which include a gymnasium, pool, tennis courts and sports ovals;
- Subsidised group fitness classes
- Family supportive practices