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

Year 12 Visual Arts show off their ‘Constructed Realities’

August 23, 2017 On Tuesday, 8 August, Concordia Gallery and the Newington Visual Arts department had the pleasure of officiating Constructed Realities, the Year 12 HSC Visual Arts Body of Works Exhibition. Constructed Realities presented the work of our graduating Visual Arts students … read more

What’s your ‘Why’?

August 23, 2017 It’s not everyday that a Wallaby player guest speaks at our assembly. Rarer still, is for that international sportsman to be an Old Boy who, at the current peak of his career, has something to say about overcoming negativity and … read more

Basketballers selected for Australian Schoolboys

August 23, 2017 Brandon Freire and Matur Maluach gained selection in the Australian Schoolboys Basketball team at the completion of the School Sport Australian Basketball Championships held in Canberra last week. With NSW fielding two teams, Brandon and Matur played for the NSW … read more