Service Learning Tour – Journeying into the Heart of the Matter

August 1, 2017 Over the last couple of years, senior boys have had the rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of Aboriginal history and culture in action through the Red Centre tours led by Science teacher and Head of Service Learning, Mr Mick … read more

Congratulations to Dr Roger Davidson OAM (ON 1940)

June 20, 2017 Readers will be delighted to learn that one of the most loved and respected members of the Newington community, Dr Roger Davidson (ON 1940), was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. … read more

Year 11s serve up good cheer at Exodus Dessert Van

June 20, 2017 Our Senior Service Learning boys have almost completed their fourth term volunteering in the Exodus Foundation Dessert Van, a Friday night shift that sees representatives from each House accompanied by their parents serve dessert to up to 120 homeless clients in Woolloomooloo. The … read more

Mr Garner recognised for 10 year Service

May 31, 2017 Earlier this month, Newington technology teacher and Duke of Edinburgh co-ordinator Mr Dominic Garner along with 25 others were recognised for their contribution and long service to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Scheme at a ceremony in Parliament House. … read more

Is it time we talked? – Pornography and Young People

May 31, 2017 ‘Pornography’ and ‘young people’ are not words we like to see in the same sentence. It’s not a topic that makes for easy conversation, nor is it a topic that we are well-equipped to tackle. In the second Wellbeing Series … read more

Year 11 IB Boys bring Science to Life

May 31, 2017 Recently, our Science Superlabs played host to two classes of budding scientists from Year 1 at Wyvern House. This was the first step in a new initiative aimed at enlivening the STEM curriculum for the Wyvern boys and giving them … read more

New into Fencing Nationals

May 31, 2017 Congratulations to our Fencing teams who have made it into the Nationals in Brisbane this coming June. Coming equal third out of 11 teams was our Senior Foil A team made up of: Winston Lin Jack Murtough-Coombes  Deklan Rollason  Ben … read more

Anzac Day 2017 – Re-dedicating Johnson Oval

May 10, 2017 One of the highlights of the Anzac Parade was the re-dedication of the Johnson Oval — named in memory of Gunner Jack Johnson (ON 1913) — as a war memorial a hundred years after his death in the First World … read more

From the Editors’ Desk: 8th Biennial Literature Festival

May 10, 2017 Amidst the hustle and bustle of students moving from one workshop to the next, exploring a poetic device one minute and juggling a literary trick the next, a small group of boys from Year 7 to Year 11 were busy … read more

Football’s Iberian Odyssey through Spain and Portugal

May 10, 2017 The 2017 European Football Tour finally took flight on 8 April, after months of planning, agonising and “dreaming”. Thirty students from Years 8–11 gathered at Kingsford International Airport and were warmly wished “bon voyage” by parents and families. Thereafter, a … read more

Centre for Ethics open with A.C. Grayling

May 10, 2017 The humanities are the key to cultivating our ability to think critically, to question and to evaluate the world around us said Professor A. C. Grayling at the first Centre for Ethics lecture for 2017. Professor of Philosophy and Master … read more

Michael Swordfish is back!

May 10, 2017 Michael Swordfish is back for a return season at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP). It will be shown as a double bill production alongside Girls like that by Evan Placey. Written by playwright Lachlan Philpott and inspired by … read more