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Headmaster of Newington College, Dr David Mulford, says, “Newington’s theme of Discover What’s Possible could have easily applied to the college when founded over 150 years ago. In landmark times of Australian history a landmark school was founded.” Newington’s Wesleyan fathers realised, with their links to the colleges of the University of Sydney, that there was a great need for an “educational establishment of recognised quality” to educate younger boys into good men. “The very essence of Newington created so long ago still exists today; you can feel it as you enter any of the college’s three campuses. At the core of this is giving all the boys the opportunity to achieve their personal best — in every area of school life,” says Dr Mulford. His philosophy is reflected in the teaching and learning agenda for every teacher so that boys can learn about themselves as well as the essential academic requirements.

Newington has always been proud of the results its alumni have achieved across so many years. It has an incredibly rich history that speaks to the college’s ability to innovate and keep pace with society’s ever-changing needs. That’s why Newington is continually researching to deliver mutual objectives: a broad curriculum designed to afford the best opportunities — both in and outside the classroom; new ways of learning; motivational coaching methods; flexible facilities; pervasive technologies and so much more.

Dr Mulford reassures families: “It has been our tradition, for over 150 years, to never forget the responsibility that parents place in our hands. We have never lost sight of the role we play — to ensure our Newington boys enjoy their life with us, and then look back on it as a time when they forged friendships, learned many lessons and truly did discover what’s possible — in a unique and stimulating environment.”

Facilities: The Stanmore campus features 25  acres of landscaped grounds, gardens, ovals and playing fields, all for the enjoyment of  students. This includes five turf cricket wickets, 12 astro turf cricket nets, wet weather dropdown cricket nets, three rugby and two football fields, eight Plexipave tennis courts and a rifle shooting range. Two gymnasiums house six basketball courts, three volleyball courts, an indoor swimming pool designed for water polo and a strength and conditioning gym. One of Sydney’s largest rowing boatsheds is located on Hen and Chicken Bay. New buildings in use in 2013 include a magnificent library and mezzanine with seven seminar rooms, IT help bar and training centre, specialist strand-specific science facilities for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, a rooftop science experimental area, new cafeteria, 250-seat lecture theatre, careers centre, Year 12 common room and quiet study/seminar rooms. In 2014 a new Visual Arts Centre with practical workshop spaces and a specialist Photography and Digital Media Studio opened. The Concordia Art Gallery, being both an education and exhibition centre, complements this. Also on site are extensive ICT and AV facilities in all classrooms, a dedicated Music Centre, specialist Technology Wing with design workshops and engineering laboratories, drama theatre, assembly hall, chapel and a health clinic.

Compulsory Subjects in Years 7: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Music, PD/Health/PE, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Technology, Visual Arts and one of French and Mandarin. Boys will also study Latin or receive additional support in Literacy and Numeracy.

Compulsory Subjects in Year 8: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Music, PD/Health/PE, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Technology, Visual Arts and Filmmaking.

Elective Subjects in Year 8: Students choose two from: Game Design, Drama, Commerce, French, Mandarin, Latin, Language Arts, Philosophy, Technology (Timber), Technology (Product Design).

Compulsory Subjects Years 9 and 10: English, Mathematics, Science, Australian and World History, Australian Geography, PD/Health/PE, Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Electives Years 9 and 10: Students choose three from Information Software and Technology, Drama, Commerce, Geography,History, French, Japanese, Latin, Language Arts (Learning enhancement), Music, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Design & Technology, Graphics, Technology, Industrial Technology (Electronics), Industrial Technology (Timber), Visual Arts, Photographic and Digital Media.

Religion Uniting Church
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Boy
Years Kindergarten - Year 12
Enrolment 1600 students, including the two preparatory schools
Fees: 12k - 16k Over 16k
tuition $12,486 to $23,454. boarding $19,933 p.a. (incl. gst)
02 9568******* 02 9568 9333
02 9568******* 02 9568 9521
Address 200 Stanmore Road, Stanmore 2048
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