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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

Q&A with English, Philosophy and Religious Studies Teacher David Conway

February 22, 2021 To Newington students, David Conway is an erudite teacher of English, Philosophy and Religious Studies. Scratch the surface and there’s much, much more. Tell us about your background as an archaeologist. How did that happen and where did it take … read more

Q&A with Head of Moulton house and PDHPE teacher Steve Muir

June 19, 2020 This month’s teacher spotlight is on Newington jack-of-all-trades Steve Muir. Mr Muir is our New Zealand born and bred Head of Moulton House and one of our PDHPE teachers. On weekends, he transforms into a master of music, enjoying jam … read more

Year 6 Wyvern student Jed Robertson uncovers Newington family history

June 9, 2020 Year 6 Wyvern student Jed Robertson recounts the moment he found out about his Newington family history. During my COVID isolation, I had to sit at the dining table and eat dinner with my parents every night. It was extremely … read more

Q&A with Head of Languages Marnie Foster

May 26, 2020 Marnie Foster is Head of Languages at our senior campus in Stanmore. Ms Foster decided to move to Sydney to work at Newington as it is ‘a college that values language learning as part of holistic education. A place where … read more