The Newington learner is:
- Reflective – engaged, ethical, critical
- Self-Directed – independent, responsible, resilient
- Inquisitive – creative, collaborative, passionate.
Year 7 and 8
Our Year 7 and 8 curriculum focuses on the key literacy and numeracy skills that will create a strong foundation for later learning. Students develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration, and learn important numeracy, language and verbal communication skills.
As students settle into school they begin to discover and hone new interests and skills through our elective curriculum. They choose two electives on top of their core subjects.
Year 9 and 10
This is an exciting stage of learning for students as they get to make substantial decisions around the shape and focus of their learning. Their three electives make up a third of their curriculum in years 9 and 10, giving them a real chance to chase their interests, their curiosities and their passions.
At Newington, students can choose from 28 different electives including Cambridge IGCSE subjects.
Students choose from the HSC, International Baccalaureate Diploma Program or Vocational Education Pathways in Year 11 and 12 at Newington.
The Inclusive Learning Department Is a highly skilled team who plays an integral role in the education of students with disabilities, those who are neurodiverse, and students who are gifted or twice exceptional.
A range of additional programs are available to compliment the support provided in the classroom.
The Extended Study Day program is available for Years 10-12 students three evenings per week whilst the Year 12 Study Centre is available to our Year 12 students every day from 7.30am – 7.00pm.
Each afternoon from 3.30pm to 4.45pm, specialist tutors assist individual students to improve their skills and knowledge.
Language and Cultural Exchange
Students are encouraged to participate either as exchange students or as hosts to broaden their understanding of different cultures and to gain a greater appreciation of their own country.
While in secondary school, students can realise their dream of living abroad through a Language and Cultural exchange. Organised through the Language Department, student exchanges provide an opportunity to practise a language or observe customs and cultures in much more depth
Our exchange students enjoy a different setting for their studies and often undertake supplementary language lessons while at their host schools. The reciprocal nature of these exchanges often means that the Newington community have the unique opportunity to hosts exchange partners.
- Promoting intercultural understanding
- Establishing friendships across diverse backgrounds and cultures
- Developing a sense of international citizenship
- Enhancing foreign language study
- Fostering a commitment to the principles of peace, social justice and mutual respect.