Parents & Friends Association Welcome Letter
There are many opportunities to become involved with the school, beginning right from the start of your son’s journey here
As President of the Newington College Parents & Friends (P&F), I’m delighted to welcome you and your family. There are many opportunities to become involved with the school, beginning right from the start of your son’s journey here.
Your P&F offers a parent’s perspective on the whole experience. And importantly we offer a ready-made community to be part of. Three words sum up what the college’s P&F is all about:
- Community support
Supporting boys on their journey through college underpins our vision of a stronger community through a connected community. The P&F provides opportunities for parent/guardians/friends to connect with each other and the school. Our efforts contribute to improvements in the facilities and resources for our boys. We also provide a parent perspective on school life to the school executive, enabling a collective parent voice to be heard.
Here’s a taste of what we do.
- Second hand clothing store
- Second hand book exchange – Online, second hand book exchange
- Sponsoring a lecture series featuring well-known speakers, as well as the Literature and the Science/Technology/Engineering/Maths (STEM) festivals.
- Activities at the school’s annual community day Back to Newington Day
Popular networking groups, including NEW Women, Creative Arts Association and a range of Sports support groups, form part of the P&F. You can choose to join any of these groups.
Mr Andrew Loveridge
Important dates for you to diarise
|Morning tea with new parents and guardians. Hosted by NEW Women Association||Pop in for a cuppa or a coffee after dropping off your son for his Experience Year 7 Day. We’ll be there to break the ice, introduce you to new families at the school and help you make contact with new parents from your area. We’ll also show you the second hand clothing store and answer any questions we can as parents.||Friday
9 Dec 2016
|8:30 AM until 10:00 AM||Old Chapel|
|Welcome to New Parents – Hosted by Newington and P&F Association||Relax with new parents in an informal atmosphere while meeting members from the P&F support groups.||Tuesday 7 Feb 2017||6:30 PM||Space Frame|
|NEW Women Year 7 Mother/Son dinner. Hosted by NEW Women||Not to be missed – be escorted by your son (wearing his new blazer uniform!) to a special dinner. An annual event offering mothers the chance to meet each other and the boys who will share your son’s college life||Tuesday 14 March 2017||6:30 PM||Centenary Hall|
Your P&F connects you to a fantastic community made up of parents, guardians and friends of Newington College. If you are feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment, remember we’ve been there. Come along to the December 9 morning tea and talk to us. Bus and train transport, uniforms, SPACES, Saturday sport, keeping on top of it all as parents – we’ll share our knowledge with you.
Prefer to ask questions by phone/email? Once you have access to SPACES, you can find all the contact details for our executives here or contact P&F@newington.nsw.edu.au