Registration & Enrolment

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What you need to know to enrol

Please be advised registrations are oversubscribed and CLOSED for entry to Year 5 and 7 at our Stanmore campus from 2021 - 2023. Kindly note that if you choose to proceed and register for these entry years, 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 – Year 11

After your online 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 provide a status update approximately 2 years prior to entry (12 months for Kindergarten)

K-11 processing of applications is done in the following order:

  1. Registered siblings of current Newington College students
  2. Sons and Grandsons of Newington College Old Boys
  1. Remaining applicants.

Factors used for selection include date of registration, Old Boy affiliation, reports reflecting good engagement, effort and behaviour and other information you provide showing your son’s character and capacity to thrive at Newington.

All boys who wish to progress their enrolment applications for Years 5 at Lindfield Prep or Wyvern and 7 at the senior campus will be asked to sit a learning profile assessment at the College approximately 2 years prior to entry. Enrolment interviews will take place prior to enrolment if the above criteria are satisfactorily fulfilled.

Enrolment interviews will take place prior to enrolment if the above criteria are satisfactorily fulfilled.

ELC processing of applications is done in the following order:

  1. Registered siblings, and children of current staff
  2. Children or grandchildren of Old Boys provided they are registered by their first birthday, and according to their initial date of registration
  3. Remaining applicants. These places are offered by date of registration with the earliest application offered first.

 

 

 

Entry Levels

The key entry levels into the College are: ELC 3-year-old program, ELC 4-year-old program, Kindergarten, Year 5 and Year 7. 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: boys applying for the Early Learning Centre at Stanmore and planning to continue into Kindergarten at Wyvern House, should be five years of age before 31 January in the calendar year of commencement at Wyvern House.

Enrolment Process

Enrolment Process

Boys and their families who progress to the next phase after their assessment will be interviewed as part of the enrolment process for available places. 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 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.

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:

  • Kindergarten – approximately 12 months prior to the nominated entry year
  • Years 5 – approximately 18 months prior to the nominated entry year
  • Year 7 –Term 4 when the boy is in Year 4
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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.

Before a place is formally offered and enrolment is confirmed, a meeting will be arranged between the family and the Director of the ELC.

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.

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 $4500. Boarding students are also required to pay a refundable bond of $1000.

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 $2000. Families of boys who are offered a place at Wyvern House in Kindergarten will be able to use this $2000 as part payment of the non-refundable Enrolment Fee, which is currently $4500. It is expected that all boys enrolled at the ELC will continue to Kindergarten at Newington College. 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 child or 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 6 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 there is no guarantee, that a further offer will be made at a later time.

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

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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Please be advised registrations are oversubscribed and CLOSED for entry to Year 5 and 7 at our Stanmore campus from 2021 – 2023. Kindly note that if you choose to proceed and register for these entry years, the $250 registration fee is non-refundable.

If you think you may have already registered your child, or you wish to register for entry outside the main entry years, please contact the Admissions Department on 9568 9333 before continuing with a new online registration. If you simply wish to defer or bring forward the desired year of entry, a new registration is not required.

Before submitting your online registration, please note, the $250 registration fee is non-refundable.

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