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. At our Lindfield Prep Campus, registrations are open for entry to Kindergarten in 2018.

Registration is the first step in the enrolment process.

You will be asked:

  • Your proposed Calendar Year
  • School Year of entry for your son

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: Kindergarten, Year 3, Year 5, Year 7 and Year 11. However, if vacancies occur, it may be possible to enter in other years.Please note that boys starting in Kindergarten should be five years of age no later than 31 March in the calendar year of commencement.NB: In line with the proposed 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.

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

  1. 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)

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 – during Term 4 when the boy is in Year 4 at his school

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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Sons and Grandsons of Old Boys

There is an Admissions Policy to outline the registration process and deadlines for sons and grandsons 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.

Offer and Enrolment Agreement

Generally, within a week of the interview, a Letter of Offer (or otherwise) is sent to the parents. Included with each Letter of Offer is a copy of the Conditions of Enrolment and the Enrolment Agreement. Enrolment is a contract whereby the College guarantees a place for the applicant to his parents/guardians. Families will normally be given a fortnight to sign and return the Agreement which must also be accompanied by a non-refundable Enrolment Fee. (Currently this is set at $4,500, however, any ONU member enrolling his son or grandson will receive a 10% discount on this fee).

Where families cannot, or do not, respond by the nominated date, then the Offer lapses. The boy remains on the Register, but he is now listed immediately below the last name that is current under Category 3 below. 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 indicate where a boy sits on the waiting list, or how many have registered before him.

Occasional vacancies may occur from time to time in any given year. The same enrolment procedures as described immediately above will 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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