About the project

Well located in the heart of Sydney’s inner city, Newington College is a GPS Uniting Church day and boarding school that has been educating boys of all faiths and denominations for over 150 years. Diversity differentiates Newington from other independent schools and this incorporates a rich ethnic culture, enormous subject choice and a vast array of co-curricular opportunities. Nurturing boys to discover what’s possible, the College’s liberal and holistic education caters for the needs of students from Kindergarten to Year 12. The academic program encompasses a broad range of disciplines and challenges boys to achieve success by fostering learners who are inquisitive, self-directed and reflective—all key contributors to long-term academic performance. Newington is an accredited International Baccalaureate World School. Five key ‘Pillars of Distinction’ set Newington’s priorities and goals into the future: Learning and Teaching, Wellbeing, Character and Service; Spirituality, Values and Ethics; Co-curricular Engagement; Community in Partnership. As his motivation, interests and talents emerge, Newington aims to give each boy as much assistance as possible, helping him to explore and develop passions and areas of excellence. This ethos underpins all actions within the College and is relevant not only to the boys but also parents, teachers and staff. The College encourages boys to be open-minded and tolerant, to think freely and not be bound by traditional or conventional ideas; to be imaginative and creative, to be themselves, at their best. The ‘Newington man’ is a man who knows what he stands for and why; he is resilient and a man of substance; he is positive in his contributions to society.


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