Vision and Strategy

Our vision is to empower boys to develop great hearts, inspired minds and strong wings, ready to make a positive contribution to society and the future.

Pathway to the Future

The Strategic Plan for 2020-2024 builds upon the beliefs developed by the pioneers of the College. It takes stock of what we do for our boys, identifies what we really want for (and from) each of them, and offers plans to make it happen. It also reflects on the vital role of staff. We hope this combination will make our boys fit for the future that will define their adult lives.

Every year the Headmaster, with the Senior Executive of the College, reports on the outcomes for the year’s goals against the Strategic Plan and also sets the goals for the coming year.

At a glance

The future is an exciting, challenging place. The future of work, the future of truth, the future of the planet, the future of our humanity and more requires us to think again about practices and approaches that best fit our students for the future.

Newington College is in a great place today. We are fortunate to have excellent staff, a strong community and rigorous academic, pastoral and co-curricular programs.

The future is an exciting, challenging place. The future of work, the future of truth, the future of the planet, the future of our humanity and more requires us to think again about practices and approaches that best fit our students for the future. To promote this, we will reaffirm a culture that is vibrant, caring and courageous.

Great Hearts, Inspired Minds, Strong Wings, Firm Foundations
What do boys need to navigate the future and be the best versions of themselves? With ‘Great Hearts, Inspired Minds and Strong Wings’, they will flourish. ‘Firm Foundations’ will ensure our College remains efficient, sustainable and robust.

Download the Strategic Plan for 2020-2024.

Great hearts

Great Hearts

  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Kindness
Inspired minds

Inspired Minds

  • Curious
  • Open-minded
  • Rigorous
Strong wings

Strong Wings

  • Independence and teamwork
  • Critical and ethical thinking
  • Physical and artistic expression
  • Communication
  • Creativity and agility
  • Faith and meaning
Firm foundations

Firm Foundations

  • Diverse
  • Robust
  • Vibrant
  • People-focused

Our Aims and Values

• Embracing our diversity • Learning with rigour • Exploring our creativity • Leading through serving • Building our character • Nurturing the spiritual • Caring for others • Imagining a better future