Newington College opened in 1863 as a boarding school and has maintained a boarding facility since moving to Stanmore in 1880. The Edmund Webb Boarding House can currently accept up to 50 students from Years 9-12. Further details about boarding can be found on the Newington College website at www.newington.nsw.edu.au/boarding.
a) Rural and Regional Bursaries
Students who are Australian Residents and live in a rural or regional area may have some of the boarding fees waived if they are ongoing boarders in the Boarding House. The provisions are as follows:
- If a boy commences in Year 9 in the Boarding House, and resides there for four consecutive years, then the College will waive payment of his Year 9 and Year 12 Boarding fee. Hence a four year boarding commitment equates to 2 years of no boarding fees.
- If a boy commences in Year 10 in the Boarding House and resides there for three consecutive years, then the College will waive payment of his Year 10 Boarding fee. Hence a three year boarding commitment equates to 1 year of no boarding fees.
b) Eileen M Johnson Bursary
This covers 100% full boarding fees for a regional student entering the school as a boarder. It can be any level across Years 9 to 12. The tuition fees are still payable.
The bursary was established by a regional old boy in memory of his mother. She was the one, who after seeing first-hand the leadership and accomplishments of old Newingtonians in their home area, insisted her son attend Newington.
The Eileen M Johnson Boarding Bursary extends for every year of the recipient’s secondary education, subject to the boy achieving satisfactory standards and acceptable outcomes during each year the Bursary is awarded.
c) Rev James Phillips Bursary – NB: Not available until 2019 entry
This covers 100% full boarding fees for a student entering the school as a boarder. It can be any level across Years 9 to 12. The tuition fees are still payable.
It is named after Rev James Phillips whose son, Arthur James Phillips (at Newington in the late 1880s), bequeathed a sum in perpetuity in memory of his father, Rev James Phillips, to fund bursaries for sons of Methodist Ministers, of other Denominations’ Ministers, or of Old Boys, to attend the College as boarders.