Celebrating the achievements of our Alumni
Many individuals and families have made outstanding contributions to the welfare and future of the College through their voluntary support and participation in college life during and often beyond their sons’ schooling.
An initiative of the College Council, the Newington Medal was first awarded in December 2006 and is the most prestigious Award the College can bestow on an Old Boy. Meritorious and commendable achievement is assessed on the:
- Recipient’s contribution to his nominated field of endeavour
- Extent to which the recipient’s contribution has benefited the community
- Benefit derived by Newington through the recipient’s contribution to the life and future of the College
The Newington Medal recognises Old Boys whose services and contributions have made a significant difference to the welfare and future of the College and to the quality of life of Australians or to humanity in other countries around the world. By awarding the Newington Medal the College aims to:
- Acknowledge Old Boys who have sustained the College’s vision through their post-school achievements
- Encourage greater association by Old Boys in the life, values and history of the College
- Identify Old Boys who are exceptional role models for current students
Medal Criteria, Nominations and Recipients
- Australia – Greg Grogin (ON 1976)
- International – Ian Diery (ON 1967)
- International – Brian Sommerlad (ON 1958)
- Australia – Mr Ben Swane AM (ON 1944)
- Australia – Dr David Lo AM (ON 1953)
- International – Professor Chris Rodger (ON 1973)
- Australia — Judge Harry Bell (ON 1943)
- Australia — Rev Dr David Manton (ON 1953)
- Australia — Hon RN (Angus) Talbot (ON 1943)
- International — Not Awarded
If you would like further information in relation to the Newington Medal, please contact the Community and Development Office firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (02) 9568 9374.
ONU Centennial Trust
The Trust recognises and financially rewards Old Newingtonians who have excelled in their chosen field and who contribute in a meaningful way to the community. The Trust awards funds in the order of $10,000 – $20,000 in any one year to up to four recipients so they may undertake study or research. To be eligible, applicants must have completed at least one year of Senior School at Newington College. There is no age restriction although preference is given to applicants under 40 years of age.
Who can apply?
To be eligible, applicants must have completed at least one year of Senior School at Newington College. There is no age restriction although preference is given to applicants under 40 years of age.
How do I apply?
Applicants must complete and submit an ONU Centennial Trust Application Form by the end of June. You can apply online below.
For a full list of ONU Centennial Trust recipients
- 2019 Ciaran Frame (ON 2012)
- 2019 Nicholas Blefari (ON 2008)
- 2018 Matthew Han (ON 2014)
- 2017 Christopher Baldwin (ON 2006)
- 2017 Daniel Crockford (ON 2009)
- 2016 Dr Thomas Patterson (ON 2009)
- 2016 John Keene (ON 2014)
- 2015 James Henderson (ON 2008)
- 2014 Edmond Cheng (ON 2013)
- 2013 Alan Truong (ON 2005)
- 2012 Paul Bonnitcha (ON 2000)
- 2012 David Thode (ON 2002)
- 2012 Paul McMullen (ON 2004)