Co-Curricular

Boys can choose any combination of any co-curricular opportunities on offer, and in whatever depth they want to do it in. Difference is promoted. Being yourself at your best is our guiding principle.

Co-curricular pursuits

Our extensive Co-curricular program gives boys many opportunities to excel beyond the classroom. Under the same Learning and Teaching framework as our Academic program, students are encouraged to be self-directed, inquisitive and reflective learners both in the rehearsal room and on the playing field.

Sport and Music feature prominently in the co-curricular activities available at Newington, however the list of options and combinations for the boys to choose from grows each year based on demand and the evolving interests of our boys. We are excited to present the boys with a multitude of opportunities beyond the classroom to discover what’s possible.

Unwritten Lessons in Co-curricular

The Co-curricular program at Newington provides enormous scope and opportunity for our young men to develop passions and skills beyond the classroom.

Co-curricular also provides boys with an opportunity to learn how to cope with adversity. These are opportunities – with the support of their Mentors – for students to develop personal and interpersonal skills.

Equally, when things go well in sport or through Service learning activities, students have the opportunity to demonstrate a generosity of spirit and care for others. This is reinforced in our Character Value approach to sport which focuses on the development of the following key attributes: Enjoyment, Growth, Hard work, Resilience, Respect and Unity.

Co-curricular Requirements

To help ensure that our boys get the most out of their time here at the College, there are mandatory minimum co-curricular expectations. In special circumstances an exemption can be granted from an activity by the Head of Co-Curricular.

Year 7 to 8

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
  • No Outdoor Education requirement

Year 9 to 10

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 one to be a sport, per year
  • Outdoor Education mandatory

Year 11

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

Year 11 to 12

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

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Recognising Achievement

The Co-Curricular achievements of our boys are recognised through awarding Colours and captaincy to senior boys. These acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of each boy as well his contribution to that particular Co-curricular area.