Service Learning and volunteering updates
Newington’s Service Learning and volunteering programs with various organisations that take place off-campus or involve visitors to our campuses will be placed on hold until further notice as the situation around coronavirus continues to unfold.
This decision has been taken after much consideration. These important programs aim to enhance our boys’ awareness of the inequalities that exist within our local, national and international communities. They encourage students to consider their individual roles and responsibilities within the broader community.
We have stressed to the boys that it is their social responsibility to contribute to keeping their families, community and country safe during these unsettled times. It is their responsibility to follow guidelines around hygiene, social distancing and self-isolation. We will reinstate Service Learning programs as soon as we are able, within the context of keeping the community and our students safe.
Information about coronavirus changes by the day and we are keeping abreast of advice from the Department of Health, NSW Health, the World Health Organisation and other reliable authorities. Links to these organisations will be readily available to the Newington community via our website, along with all information related to COVID-19 as it relates to Newington.