Wet Weather

Wet Weather Guidelines at Newington

What to do when there is wet weather

  • All boys are expected to meet under the Space Frame when there is wet weather
  • Some boys will train, others will go to video rooms to review games or be coached on their sport in a classroom environment
  • We have limited undercover facilities and these will be allocated as deemed appropriate

Extreme Weather Conditions

Extreme weather conditions include rain, heat, air quality and wind.

Newington will only cancel training/games when the weather makes play unsafe. Extreme weather conditions include:

  • Rain
  • Heat
  • Air quality
  • Wind

Newington College will inform parents of cancellations due to extreme weather conditions via SMS and on SPACES before 1:30 PM. Students will be notified by lunch time. The Library will be made available to students who require supervision until the time sport training was scheduled to finish (eg. 5:00 PM).

Rugby Johnson Oval Winter

Saturday Sport

  • In the case of inclement weather conditions on Saturdays, please contact the Wet Weather phone number 02 9432 1222
  • We will communicate any game cancellations at approximately 7:00 AM (morning fixtures) and 11:00 AM (afternoon fixtures)
  • We apologise to those parents who are inconvenienced by this approach for inclement weather cancellations.

Unfortunately our aim to maximise playing opportunities over a large number of venues means that decisions can only be made on a case by case basis. Fixtures will be updated on SPACES at the same time here.

Lightning and Thunder Guidelines

Our lightning and safety code is based on the 30/30 rule which calls for all play to be stopped when the lightning/thunder ratio reaches 30 seconds or less (ie. the time between when a lighting flash is followed by the sound of thunder is 30 seconds or less).

What does this mean?

  • When the 30 second ratio has been reached, this means that the lightning is 10 km away and the next strike has a “significant risk” of hitting the people who have seen the lightning and heard the thunder
  • All participants must be aware that in the event of lightning, play must not resume until 30 minutes after the last lightning strike and thunder
  • All play must cease immediately if there is hail. All students, coaches, spectators should seek cover immediately.