From the Boarders

A message from the boarding prefects.

From the Senior Boarding Prefect

Dear Parents and Boarders,

I am honoured and thrilled to be leading the Boarding House as Senior Boarding Prefect.  I am really looking forward to working with our teachers, staff, parents but particularly the boys, to make our time together a happy and fulfilling experience.

To all new Boarders and Parents, I particularly welcome you to Edmund Webb House. I hope you all get settled in happily and have a successful year ‘Discovering What’s Possible’ at Newington. Please know that I will always make myself available for a chat or a bit of advice if you feel a little lost in the early days. However, I’m confident that you will get to know everything boarding life has to offer in no time at all.

To returning boys, welcome back to the wonderful place we get to call home. I wish you all a successful year. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any ideas, comments or advice on how we can make Edmund Webb even better.

The Newington Boarding House Community has a significant impact around the school. Whether this is through achieving success in the many sports offered at the school or achieving high results academically, we also help enrich the amazing culture of inclusiveness, acceptance and friendship shown at our great College.

Much of the credit for this must go to the boarding house staff who really are like a ‘second family’ to us boys. The staff also help the boarding house function in a smooth fashion and whilst doing this are always there to have a chat.

Personally, boarding at Newington has been the best experience in my scholarly life. I began boarding in Year 8 and immediately nicknamed ‘junior’. I was the only Year 8 boarder in the school. It could have been a scary and overwhelming experience, but due to the friendly nature of all the boys in the house, who showed me great kindness and patience, I immediately loved boarding and everything it had to offer.

Whether it was the extreme accessibility to the school and all its resources, or the realisation that you get to spend every night of the week with your friends, boarding has helped shape me into the man I am today. I encourage all boys to take advantage of the opportunity the boarding house presents to you and strive for greatness, whilst remembering to have some fun along the way.

Sincerely,

Angus Webster
Senior Boarding Prefect 2019

The best part of Boarding, to me, is that it gives every boy the chance to make use of every opportunity the school has to offer.

- Alec Fuller, Former Senior Boarding Prefect