Newington College works as a close partnership at a number of levels - students and teachers, teachers and parents, the College and the Uniting Church, our Old Boys, donors and the local community – it is a vibrant network of partnerships.

Newington has an Alumni organisation called The Old Newingtonians’ Union (ONU). There are other affiliated groups such as The 70 Club and the ONU Centennial Trust.

Old Boys’ Reunions are held on the five and ten year anniversaries of boys’ final year of school. Country, interstate and international reunions are held throughout the year.

Mothers of Old Newingtonians (MOONS) have the opportunity to reconnect with friends met during their son’s time at the College through this group.

Our Community Members

According to sociologist Joyce Levy Epstein, “Partnerships recognise the shared responsibilities of home, school and community for children’s learning and development.”

Over the years, Newington has cultivated many effective partnerships among boys, parents, teachers, Old Boys and the community at local, national and international levels.

Such partnerships form the basis of our strength as a College and are fundamental to our aim of providing our boys with a well-rounded and distinguished education.

Our main Community groups are:

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Demographics Project: Frequently Asked Questions

Information about the interlinked issues the College Council is exploring.

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Join the Parents and Friends Association

Time spent at the Saturday sport barbecue, whether you are cooking the sausages or feeding hungry footballers, is also a time to share positive stories, hear that others are sharing the same journey, or maybe clarify how a system works at the College, or who coordinates an event. Joining the Parents and Friends Association at Newington is not just about getting involved but belonging to a tight-knit community.

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Newington Foundation

The Newington College Foundation was established in 1974 to foster a culture of giving within our school community. The Foundation is the major fundraising arm of the College, providing financial assistance in support of our academic and means-tested scholarships, capital development and strategic initiatives. The generosity of our community enables the Foundation to provide ongoing financial support and resources to the College for the benefit of generations of Newington boys.

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Admissions for Old Newingtonians

An alumni year is always referred to as the year that the Old Newingtonian would have completed Year 12

The College recognises the valuable contribution to our community made by inter-generational family connection. The Admissions department is available to discuss enrolment enquiries for any children of Old Newingtonians.

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The Community and Development Office at Newington provides comprehensive support for Old Boys, MOONS (Mothers of Old Newingtonians), past staff, benefactors and friends of Newington to retain their links with the College, their school peers and attend College activities and events.

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