Student Leadership Initiatives

Our Leadership Program starts a lifelong conversation about citizenship, social responsibility and community-mindedness.

Leadership in the Senior Years

In Year 11, boys build on their earlier leadership roles and formally prepare to take over from the current senior student leaders. Those boys selected to attend the Year 7 camp as senior leaders never forget the opportunity to proudly introduce the young students to the Newington community.

After completing five years in High School at the College, we believe that all our boys are leaders in their own right. For this reason, at the end of Year 11 in the model of ‘participative service leadership’ all students are automatically made into House Prefects. Under this System, all Year 12 students are required to contribute to the daily operation of the school through House Prefect duties and to offer themselves as an example for all younger boys to follow.

From the Year 12 student body one boy is chosen to lead the school as Senior Prefect, acting as a dynamic exemplar for the whole school to look to and emulate. Two Deputy Senior Prefects are also appointed as well as one Captain and two Vice Captains for each of the School’s eight houses. Together, these young men form the exceptional team that guides and unites the school’s student body.

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Senior Prefect Leaders 2021

Conor Corcoran (Senior Prefect), Rohan Gandhi and Nicholas O'Shea (Deputy Senior Prefects) are the student leaders for 2021. Their motto is "Your Voice. His Support. Our Community."

Your Voice. His Support. Our Community.

On Wednesday, 21 October 2020 the Newington College’s Senior Leaders revealed the motto for 2021 during Assembly. “Your Voice. His Support. Our Community”. It aims to promote the theme of unity across the College. Senior Prefect Conor Corcoran addressed staff and students to provide context around the theme and motto. 

Conor explained that the motto addresses three key concepts that Year 12 will promote during the year. Firstly, Your Voice. There will be a focus on student-driven initiatives by listening to boys’ concerns and acting on issues important to them. ‘Your Voice’ acknowledges how each boy’s voice is valued.

Secondly, His Support. Conor explained this focus on mateship and the power of giving a helping hand. He wants to tackle the issue of men’s mental health and break down the barriers surrounding this topic.

And thirdly, Our Community. Conor acknowledged that due to Covid restrictions Newington’s spirit and energy has taken a hit this year and hopes to re-ignite and celebrate it once again. He believes when we come together as one, the power of the Newington community is at its finest.