Registration & Enrolment

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What you need to know to enrol

Please be advised registrations are CLOSED for entry to Year 5 or 7 at our Stanmore campus from 2017- 2025. We are unable to accept any NEW registrations for these entry levels. *Before submitting your online registration, please kindly note, the $250 registration fee is non-refundable.

Registration is the first step in the enrolment process.

  1. Boys for Kindergarten to Year 12
  2. Boys or Girls for our Early Learning Centre

You will be asked to nominate:

  • Your proposed calendar year of entry
  • The relevant ELC program for your son or daughter
  • The academic year of entry for your son from Kindergarten to year 12

After your registration has been processed, a letter of acknowledgment is sent from the College. Registration is not a guarantee of a place, but it is usually possible for the school to give an idea of the likelihood of when the confirmation will occur.

The offer of a place at Newington College is dependent upon the initial date of receipt of Registration.

Entry Levels

The key entry levels into the College are: ELC 3-year-old program, ELC 4-year-old program, Kindergarten, Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 11. However, if vacancies occur, it may be possible to enter in other years. The ELC may offer mid-year vacancies subject to availability at the time. Please note: In line with the proposed Early Learning Centre (ELC) at Stanmore, boys starting in Kindergarten at Wyvern House from 2019 and beyond, should turn 5 years of age before 31 January in the calendar year of commencement.

Enrolment Process

Boys and their families are interviewed as part of the enrolment process for available places. But this is also your opportunity to interview us and ask us any questions you might have about the day-to-day activities your son will undertake at Newington. You will also learn about your own opportunities to meet other families and Newington’s many community initiatives.

The interview is our chance to begin to know your son on a really personal level – something that is very important to us and will be a significant part of our commitment. We want to really know him so that he can make the most of his time with us, enjoy College life and achieve his personal best. To ensure that we can give the best advice possible to parents about the suitability of our academic courses to your son’s interests and aptitudes, all boys are assessed by the College prior to enrolment.

K-12 processing of applications and offering of places is done by categories in the following order:

  1. Registered siblings are offered places first
  2. Sons and grandsons of Old Boys (and members of the ONU) are the next in line if registered by the required age, and according to their initial date of registration
  3. The remaining places are offered by date of registration (the earliest application first)

ELC processing of applications and offering of places is done by categories in the following order:

  1. Registered siblings, and children of current staff
  2. Children or grandchildren of Old Boys are the next in line if registered by their first birthday, and according to their initial date of registration
  3. The remaining places are offered by date of registration (the earliest application first)

Interview Timing

(Note: ELC children do not participate in the interview and formal assessment process)

Except in the case of late applications, interviews are conducted as follows: For categories 1 and 2 above:

  • Kindergarten – approximately 12 months prior to the nominated entry year
  • Years 3 and 5 – approximately 18 months prior to the nominated entry year
  • Year 7 – interviews begin during Term 4 when the boy is in Year 4 at his school

Except in the case of late applications, interviews are conducted as follows: For category 3 above:

  • Kindergarten – approximately 12 months prior to the nominated entry year
  • Years 3 and 5 – approximately 18 months prior to the nominated entry year
  • Year 7 – interviews begin during Term 1 when the boy is in Year 5 at his school

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Age Requirements for ELC and Kindergarten

For ELC enrolment in the 3-year-old program, your child must turn three years of age before 31 January in the calendar year of commencement. A two, three or five-day program is offered. Preference will be given to children seeking admission to the five-day program.

For ELC enrolment in the 4-year-old program, your child must turn four years of age before 31 January in the calendar year of commencement. Only a five-day program is offered.

Boys starting in Kindergarten from 2019 and beyond should turn five years of age before 31 January in the calendar year of commencement.

Please note: When boys are enrolled in the ELC, they are enrolled at Newington College. Girls are only enrolled in the ELC for the 3-year-old and/or 4-year-old program in the years before they commence formal schooling elsewhere.

ELC Conditions of Enrolment 

 

Invitation to Interview

Kindergarten to Year 12

Boys and their families are interviewed as part of the enrolment process. This is also your opportunity to interview us and ask any questions you might have about the day-to-day activities your son will undertake at Newington. You will also learn about opportunities to meet other families and Newington’s many community initiatives. The interview serves as an opportunity to check that Newington is the right school for your child.

The interview is our chance to begin to know your son on a really personal level – something that is very important to us and will be a significant part of our commitment. We want to really understand him so he can make the most of his time with us, enjoy College life and achieve his personal best. To ensure we can give the best advice possible to parents about the suitability of our academic courses to your son’s interests and aptitudes, all boys are assessed by the College before enrolment.

Early Learning Centre

Children applying for the ELC will not be required to participate in a formal interview and assessment process. Once enrolment is confirmed, a meeting will be arranged between the family and the Director of the ELC closer to commencement date.

If families choose to accept the offer of a place at the ELC, they are required to read and accept the sign the ELC Conditions of Enrolment and pay a refundable Enrolment Fee, currently set at $2,000.

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Admissions Policy for Old Boys

There is an Admissions Policy to outline the registration process and deadlines for children and grandchildren of Old Boys.

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After the Interview

After attending an interview, families are notified in writing with either an offer of enrolment, or advised that they have been placed on a wait list. Please be advised that wait list status is no guarantee that places will eventually become available. If families choose to accept the offer of a place, they are required to read and accept the Conditions of Enrolment, sign the Enrolment Agreement and pay a Non-refundable Enrolment Acceptance Fee, currently set at $4,500. Boarding students are also required to pay a refundable bond of $1,000.

The Offer and Enrolment Agreement

After attending an interview, families are notified in writing with either an offer of enrolment, or advised that they have been placed on a wait list. Please be advised that wait list status is no guarantee that places will eventually become available. If families choose to accept the offer of a place, they are required to read and accept the Conditions of Enrolment, sign the Enrolment Agreement and pay a non-refundable Enrolment Fee, currently set at $4,500.

The following exceptions apply:

  • Children accepting a place at the ELC in the 3 years or 4 years program pay a fully refundable ELC Enrolment Fee of $2,000. Families of boys who are offered a place at Wyvern House in Kindergarten 2019 will be able to use this $2,000 as part payment of the non-refundable Enrolment Fee, which is currently $4,500. It is expected that all boys enrolled at the ELC will continue on to Kindergarten at Newington College in 2019. However, acceptance into the ELC does not guarantee enrolment in Kindergarten and parents must complete the enrolment process for Kindergarten

  • Boarding students are also required to pay a bond of $1000

  • Any ONU member enrolling his grandchild will receive a 10% discount on this fee

Enrolment is a contract whereby the College guarantees a place for the applicant to his or her parents/guardians. Families will normally be given a fortnight to sign and return the Agreement, which must also be accompanied by the non-refundable Enrolment Fee.

As ELC applicants do not attend an interview, the ELC Letter of Offer and the Conditions of Enrolment will be sent approximately 12 months prior to the calendar year of commencement. All other conditions apply as outlined previously.

Where families cannot, or do not, respond by the nominated date, then the offer lapses. The child remains on the Register, but he (or she in the case of ELC applicants) is now listed in order of registration date.

Depending on the length of that list there can be no guarantee, therefore, a further offer will be made at a later time. However, it may be possible to broadly indicate where a child sits on the waiting list.

Occasional vacancies may occur from time to time in any given year. The same enrolment procedures as outlined previously apply.

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Privacy

Newington College respects your right to Privacy and is bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) contained in the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988. In relation to health records, the College is also bound by the New South Wales Health Privacy Principles contained in the Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 (Health Records Act). Newington Privacy Policy sets out how the College manages personal information provided to or collected by it and is posted on this website.

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