Beyond the classroom
Newington’s Co-Curricular program gives students the opportunity to excel beyond the classroom across an extensive list of options. Students are encouraged to be self-directed, inquisitive and reflective learners – whether it’s in the rehearsal room or on the playing field.
Our Co-Curricular program gives students the opportunity to develop key attributes such as persistence, resilience, respect and unity.
Stanmore Secondary Campus
Our extensive Co-Curricular program uses the same Learning and Teaching framework as our Academic program and provides enormous scope to develop passions and skills outside the classroom.
To help ensure students make the most out of their time here at the College, there are mandatory minimum co-curricular expectations.
Applies from Term 1 in Year 7 to the end of Term 4 in Year 8
Minimum Expectation: equivalent to two full co-curricular commitments –at least two to be sport, per year
Two Outdoor Education Camps (One week in both in Year 7 and Year 8)
Applies from the start of Term 1 in Year 9 to the end of Term 4 in Year 10
Minimum Expectation: equivalent to two full co-curricular commitments – at least two to be a sport, per year
Outdoor Education program is mandatory
Applies from the start of Term 1 in Year 11 to the end of Term 3 in Year 11
Minimum Expectation: equivalent to two full co-curricular commitments – at least one to be a sport, per year
Outdoor Education voluntary after Year 10
Applies from the start of Term 4 in Year 11 to the end of Term 3 in Year 12
Minimum Expectation of one full co-curricular commitment, except if a boy has aspirations for Full College Prefecture
Outdoor Education voluntary
Lindfield Preparatory Campus
Lindfield’s Co-Curricular program adds diversity and richness to the academic program at the school.
We encourage our students to be involved in as many activities as possible to make the most of their time at Newington. They may just find activities that develop into lifelong passions.
Lindfield Co-Curricular options
Taking part in a variety of activities allows students to stretch their boundaries, take risks and ultimately discover what is possible
The Co-Curricular program at Lindfield includes:
- Chess and inter-school competitions
- Art, Origami and Drawing
- Debating Club (Year 5/6 participate in the IPSHA debating competition)
- Public Speaking
- Lego Club
- Drama and Performing Arts (Theartresports)
- Swimming, Athletics and Cross-Country squads
- Milo Cricket and Auskick AFL (for K–2 students)
- STEM Club
- Hip Hop
- Martial Arts
Wyvern Preparatory Campus
Our students are encouraged from an early age to become involved in our Co-Curricular program to expand their interests and broaden their opportunities.
The benefits of participation in co-curricular activities include supporting physical, cultural, spiritual and mental development. It allows students to discover new and existing passions and interests, and to engage with a broad range of ideas, teachers and outside groups.
Wyvern Co-Curricular options
There are various activities on offer after school hours throughout the year.
Wyvern’s Co-Curricular program includes:
- Coding club
- Hip Hop Dancing
- Public Speaking
- Lego Club
- Martial Arts Lessons
- Robotics club
- STEM club
- Art Club
- Drama Club
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Football, Rugby and Cricket skills
- Individual coaching in Swimming and Tennis – available through the Senior School campus.