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.
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, Drama 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 is extensive. We are excited to present the boys with a multitude of opportunities beyond the classroom to discover what’s possible.
- Creative and Performing Arts (Music, Drama, CineArts, Media Production, NewEnigma and Censored)
- Clubs and committees (including: Sustainability Committee, Equity Group, Student Representative Council)
- Chess program and competitions
- F1 in Schools program and competition
- Oratory, Debating, Mooting and Public Speaking
- Outdoor Education (Year 7 and 8 Camps, Newington Challenge and Newington College Army Cadet Unit (NCACU))
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 on the stage, 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.
To help ensure that our boys make the most out of their time here at the College, there are mandatory minimum co-curricular expectations.
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
- Two Outdoor Education Camps (One week in both in Year 7 and Year 8)
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 two to be a sport, per year
- Outdoor Education program is mandatory
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
The Co-Curricular achievements of our boys are recognised through awarding Colours and leadership opportunities to senior boys. These acknowledge the extraordinary achievements of each boy as well his contribution to the broader co-curricular program.