Q&A with Wyvern Visual Arts Teacher Meredith Buining

November 22, 2021 Meredith Buining is an artist and visual arts teacher at Wyvern House, Newington College’s prep school at Stanmore. She is passionate about the arts and how they can nourish lives. Let’s learn why she thinks the visual arts culture is strong … read more

The history of Newington’s Houses

October 28, 2021 Start of the House system At the 1931 Speech Day, the new Headmaster, Philip Le Couteur, announced that a House system would be introduced, as part of a range of innovations, with a competition shield presented by a parent, Mr … read more

How we behave when no one is watching

October 6, 2021 The Ethics Club is open to students in Years 8 to 10 and immerses boys in complex ethical concepts through collaborative dialogue. Earlier this year the club considered topics such as love, consequences and what we do when no one is watching. So, what do you do when no one is watching? … read more

Q&A with Head of Studies Andrew Millar

August 18, 2021 As the College’s resident astronomer and Head of Studies, no two days are the same for science teacher Andrew Millar. We check in with him below to talk about his passion for science, rockstar alter ego, and nights spent stargazing … read more

Remote Learning Survival Guide

July 29, 2021 Being away from the College is far from ideal, but we’re lucky to have a great collection of resources here at Newington to help us learn throughout difficult circumstances. So, we’ve collected our favourite tips and tricks from teachers across … read more

Philosophical thinking starts early

July 8, 2021 Dr Britta Jensen recently joined Newington’s Philosophy and Religious Studies (PRS) staff. She is leading the development of a new, bespoke program of philosophy for Newington’s younger learners, with Newington now the first school in NSW to offer a philosophy … read more

Q&A with Head of Boarding Xavier Gargan

July 2, 2021 Newington’s Edmund Webb Boarding House is home to 50 boys from greater Sydney, regional Australia and overseas. Xavier, his wife Sally and their three children, Rory, 8, and twins Ethan and Charlie, 6, will now join them in calling the … read more

National Reconciliation Week

June 4, 2021 National Reconciliation Week takes place every year from 27 May to 3 June. The theme for 2021 is More than a word. Reconciliation takes action. On the Saturday of Reconciliation Week, Aboriginal Elder Mr Brendan Kerin from the Metropolitan Local … read more

Why Mr Parker got a late note

May 20, 2021 Two years ago, a random Year 8 student at the school won a ‘Golden Ticket’. It meant I had to go to all his classes for a day, do all of his work and do all of his homework. This … read more

Q&A with History and English teacher Jeremy Green

May 20, 2021 History and English teacher Jeremy Green doesn’t just work at Newington College; he lives here as one of several mentors in the Edmund Webb Boarding House. It’s a busy and active life for the keen surfer and sailor, who was … read more

Q&A with Head of Drama Paul Eastway

May 18, 2021 Before becoming the Head of Drama at Newington, Paul Eastway shared the stage with names from John Bell to Muhammad Ali. Below, we find out why he swapped being ‘big in Japan’ for the classroom. How did you come to … read more

How to talk to kids about consent

February 28, 2021 The stories of young women being sexually assaulted at parties that have emerged in recent weeks have been individually shocking and cumulatively harrowing. Those who have shared them have called for hundreds of schools – especially boys’ schools – to … read more