Admissions for Children and Grandchildren of Old Boys

The College is keen to attract children and grandchildren of Old Boys to Newington.

Admissions Policy for Old Boys

This policy was effective from the start of Term 1, 2015 and we encourage all Old Boys to register their child or grandchild as soon as possible to secure a priority placement on our Year Lists.

This policy was effective from the start of Term 1, 2015 and we encourage all Old Boys to register their child or grandchild as soon as possible to secure a priority placement on our year lists.

Due to the consistently high demand for places, the College Council endorsed a new Admissions Policy in 2014 to formalise priority status for Old Boys.

The Council has confirmed its commitment to prioritising registrations of children and grandchildren of Old Boys, as long as registrations are received in accordance with the following:

  • ELC and Kindergarten entry – registration and fee must be received and paid by the child’s first (1st) birthday
  • Year 3, 5 or 7 entry – registration and fee must be received and paid by the boy’s fifth (5th) birthday
  • Unfortunately, due to the demand for places, if registration is not made by the relevant birthday, we cannot offer priority and the registration will be placed on the wait list for that year in chronological order of registration.

Rural and Regional Boarding Fee Relief

The Council is committed to growing the Edmund Webb Boarding House in the years ahead and is keen to ensure that regional and rural boarders continue to be well represented.

  • If a boy commences in Year 9 in the Boarding House and resides there for four consecutive years, then the College will waive payment of the Year 9 and Year 12 Boarding fee. Therefore, a four year boarding commitment equates to only two years of boarding fees.
  • If a boy commences in Year 10 in the Boarding House and resides there for three consecutive years, then the College will waive payment of the Year 10 Boarding fee. Therefore a three year boarding commitment equates to one year of no boarding fees.

Please note that this fee relief applies to Boarding only, not tuition fees. Eligible boys are encouraged to apply for a number of Busaries and Scholarships available for rural and regional boys. More  information can be found on Bursaries and Scholarships.

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