Before the ELC

April 3, 2018 For ‘old hands’ at Newington, the site of our new Early Learning Centre is remembered as ‘Mary Andrews House’ or ‘Braeside’. These enigmatic names give just a hint of the site’s long institutional history, of which Newington’s ELC is the … read more

New Swim to Success

April 3, 2018 The Newington Swim Team completed the GPS season on Friday 23 March with a fantastic night of racing at SOPAC. The swimmers conjured up some amazing performances, which ultimately resulted in a GPS Senior Swimming Premiership and a GPS Open … read more

A Gratitude Attitude: re-wiring your brain for the better

March 6, 2018 All of us know the spontaneous emotional boost that comes with being on the receiving end of a random act of kindness, finding an encouraging message from someone, being given a compliment by a colleague, family member or stranger, receiving … read more

Guys and Dolls by the Numbers

March 6, 2018 The Newington College Drama Department held three spectacular performances of the musical Guys and Dolls on March 1, 2 and 3 in the Parade Theatre at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Bravo to the talented cast and crew! Here is … read more

Tupou College Cyclone Relief Container Appeal

March 1, 2018 Newington College has launched a major relief effort for its brother school Tupou College, which suffered major infrastructure damage when Cyclone Gita hit Tonga last week. A 20-foot shipping container will arrive at Newington this week, and the call has … read more

Visual Arts Students Work with Dr Ian Penn

February 14, 2018 Since February 2017, the Visual Arts IBDP students have worked in collaboration with Dr Ian Penn (ON 1970). The boys have formed a strong relationship with the artist who has assisted in their idea development and encouraged them to explore … read more

Towards the International Baccalaureate

February 14, 2018 The wonderful results of our 2017 Higher School Certificate and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program students remind us that the IBDP has now been available alongside the HSC at Newington for ten years. I have been researching this, among many other … read more

Where in the World is Frank Sparrow?

December 14, 2017 Over two nights in late November, our year 7 and 8 boys took to the stage for the Junior Production of Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? by Angela Betzien. A uniquely modern legend, the play reinvents the hero’s … read more

The Changing Rules of Trust

December 14, 2017 In November, global thought leader, author and visiting academic at the University of Oxford SaÏd Business School Ms Rachel Botsman visited Newington for the final lecture in the Centre for Ethics series for 2017. Ms Botsman is known globally for … read more

‘One for Many’ 2018

November 15, 2017 Student leadership is the key to high standards. I heard a Sydney headmaster once say “no school rises above its Year 12.” What he meant by this was the standards most senior years set for the school is the standard … read more

Year 9 Engineering – Our Future Problem Solvers

November 15, 2017 The Year 9 Engineering students have been challenged throughout the year to engineer a range of solutions to various problems. Mechanical Engineering was the focus area in Semester 2 and students were given the task of  engineering a swimming robot. … read more

A New Partnership for Manton House

November 15, 2017 In Term 4, Manton House has been transitioning to a new House charity: the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown. The Asylum Seekers Centre supports people who have arrived in Australia and are unable to go back home because of the … read more