From the Director of Boarding

In 2018 Newington College welcomes a new Head of Boarding, Mr Nathanael Coull.

Welcome

Our close knit community provides a safe and welcoming home away from home through the school year.

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Newington’s Boarding community. The Boarding staff aim to ensure that Edmund Webb House will provide a safe and secure base for you to enjoy all that Newington has to offer.

Boarding is a unique opportunity that is not available to most students. For that reason, we hope that boarders will throw themselves into College life and make the most of the opportunities available to them.

Director of Boarding - Mr Nathanael Coull

This year Newington College welcomes a new Head of Boarding, Mr Nathanael Coull. He will commence at Edmund Webb House, Newington College in January 2018.

Nat started at Melbourne Grammar in 2002 where he is the Head of Health and Physical Education Faculty as well as Head of Athletics and Cross Country.  He is completing his Masters in Education at Melbourne University and holds a Bachelor of Education (with Honours). He was a boarding tutor (Year 9–12) for 10 years and in that time, acting Head of House in 2016. 

Whilst at Melbourne Grammar the VCE results achieved by those students he taught and others in his faculty consistently ranked Melbourne Grammar near the top of the state.

Nat is a talented runner having competed at National level as a junior and as a Masters athlete.  He is married to Jane Coull, who prior to starting a family with Nat, worked in International Human Resources in Melbourne and Singapore. Jane and Nat have three children Zac 10, Sam 6 and Phoebe 4 and they are all very excited with the prospect of joining our community.

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Supporting our Boys

The Boarding staff and their families are here to support all of our boarders. Our boarding house has a strong sense of community.

The Boarding Community

There will be several opportunities for all of the Boarding community to come together, whether it be through our formal welcome Chapel service and dinners or the informal Sunday BBQs during the year. We hope that these occasions will encourage regular communication between parents, Boarding staff and boys. For those who are unable to attend, I encourage regular communication with me via, email, phone, Skype or facetime to ensure that we are all doing what’s best for the boys.

There will be bouts of homesickness for even the most confident boarder and parents will also experience a sense of loss. It is a natural sign of the love of family and one’s home environment. It is also part of stepping outside of our comfort zone. However, this provides a great opportunity for growth.

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