Founded in 1863 on principles of inclusivity and diversity, Newington College is committed to educating the whole boy. We motivate our boys to discover what’s possible within themselves and to achieve their personal best, no matter what their interests.
Personal best at Newington is not about measuring yourself against another’s marks. It’s about overcoming setbacks to find the inner strength to do better, to work more effectively and to give back to your community.
We provide an internationally respected education that empowers boys to become men of substance and resilience who make an active and positive contribution to society.
With three Sydney campuses, two in the inner city and one on the lower North Shore, we are blessed to host boys from all over metropolitan Sydney, rural New South Wales and beyond. Newington families tell us they value the opportunity for their sons to embrace an inclusive community and philosophy.
As educators we see the power of different perspectives to challenge the way we think and teach.
To this end, the College proudly offers both the Primary Years Programme, the International Baccalaureate Diploma and a Vocational Education and Training program as well as the HSC. We encourage our boys to be open-minded, tolerant and to think freely in an environment that provides access to the best teachers, facilities and opportunities.
Five pillars of distinction mark out the unique qualities of a Newington education: an excellent learning and teaching program; an emphasis on well-being, character and service to others; an engagement with spirituality, values and ethics; a diverse range of exciting co-curricular opportunities and a strong emphasis on community.
These values are underpinned by our quality staffing and a focus on long term sustainability.
Newington College is dedicated to imagining a better future and exploring our creativity. We are consistently looking to find new and innovative ways to educate our young men and to support them to discover what’s possible.
The College focuses on educating for a positive psychology to help our boys grow into resilient, empathetic and ethical men. This is supported by our mentor, leadership and service learning programs and the core values of caring for others, leading through serving and embracing our diversity.
One of the most exciting aspects about learning at Newington is the range of experiences, learning opportunities and teaching styles that the boys have access to. We tailor our teaching to best support the way that your son learns.
He will come to understand himself as a learner, play to his strengths and work on developing new skills—for those inevitable times when learning is complex or difficult.
The Newington Learner is reflective, self-directed and inquisitive. He develops critical and ethical engagement, independence, resilience and strong creative and collaborative skills.
We put students at the centre of our decision-making to improve their learning experiences and analyse their progress to develop a learning plan that will best guide them.
In partnership with our extensive co-curricular and pastoral care programs, our broad curriculum provides a well-rounded, liberal education designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and understanding they will need to face the challenges of the years ahead.
We offer the IB Diploma Program and an extensive Vocational Education and Training Program alongside the HSC so that the boys have a multitude of options when they choose the educational pathway that best suits their learning style. We provide quality assistance to students whether it be greater challenges through our High Academic Potential Program or additional support through our Learning Enhancement Department.
We adapt to students’ changing needs throughout their years at school to help every boy realise his potential.
At Newington College we believe that technology plays a vital role in helping students learn. We see the value of technology in not just ‘substituting’ things students would do - for example, a laptop replacing pen and paper - but rather to augment, modify and redefine learning activities.
Technology opens new ways of engaging and nurturing learners.
From K-12 the boys use Laptops and iPads in class to enrich their classroom experience through our part supplied part Bring-Your-Own device program. Through the introduction of online tools and innovative applications, our teachers use technology to enrich learning, leaving students with skills, tools and ways of thinking that will be beneficial well beyond their schooling.
Technology allows the boys to create, connect, organise and personalise their learning. It empowers them as independent and creative problem solvers, encourages collaboration skills and helps them to develop research patterns that will service them for life as ethical and informed learners.
Newington College is committed to providing all students with the opportunity to experiment and thrive in a large and varied range of co-curricular activities. Boys combine academic life with a seemingly limitless number of sports, arts, outdoor education and hands-on learning programs that are designed to complement their studies. They are supported and encouraged in the journey to discovering their own unique passions and interests.
Sport and Music feature prominently in the co-curricular activities available at Newington, however the list of options and combinations for the boys to choose from grows each year based on demand and the evolving interests of our boys. We are excited to present the boys with a multitude of opportunities beyond the classroom to discover what’s possible.
The philosophy of Sport at Newington is to build a culture of ‘Being your best’ and doing it with humility, respect and enthusiasm.
Sport is an important part of the development and well-being of adolescent boys and is a compulsory activity for all students at Newington College. We offer a wide range of competition and non-competition sports at various levels. Sport enables lasting friendships, an appetite for being physically and mentally healthy and reinforces some of the important lessons about teamwork, responsibility, character and collegiality.
Creative and Performing Arts are fundamental at Newington College. We provide a wide-ranging, quality creative arts education to all boys from K–12, including extensive co-curricular opportunities in the areas of Drama, Film & Media, Music and the Visual Arts.