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

Filling in the Gaps – The last box to tick

September 18, 2017 At this time of every year, there are 230-ish boys doing lots of things with the word ‘last’ in front of them.  Their last school assembly, last double Biology lesson, last Cadet parade, last concert, the last time they will walk up the stairs in N-block to a class on … read more

Year 7 Father and Son Breakfast

September 18, 2017 On Friday, 8 September, our Year 7s bought along their fathers, grandfathers, uncles or other significant men to the annual Year 7 Father and Son Breakfast. With over 220 boys and guests in Centenary Hall the coffee and hot chocolate … read more

Maths not a problem for UNSW School Competition Winner Adrian Lo

September 18, 2017 Year 9 student Adrian Lo (9/LE), was awarded 1st Prize in the Junior Division of the UNSW School Mathematics Competition on Friday, 8 September. Adrian is in Year 9 at Newington, and at just 13 years of age, is currently completing … read more

NEWtalks – Real teachers talk about how they teach

September 18, 2017 Newington is committed to continuous improvement. There are many conversations and professional programs at the College which aim to improve teaching and learning. A new program which is available to parents is NEWtalks – a series of presentations from teaching … read more

Continuing Journey of a “New” Boy – From Senior Captain to Year 7 Coach

September 18, 2017 At the Football End of Season Dinner, the audience of supporters, players, coaches and directors were rewarded with a heartfelt speech given by the 2016 Captain of Football, Old Newingtonian and now year 7 coach Sam Mehmet. Speaking about both … read more