community service Events
Boys in all year groups are encouraged to get involved in service opportunities at the College as well as in their local, national and international communities. It is our hope that through these service opportunities boys will develop a greater sense of empathy for their fellow ‘man’ as well as experience a greater sense of global interconnectedness
RED SHIELD APPEAL
The Salvation Army provides help and hope for over one million people around Australia every year including people who are hungry, homeless, abandoned or abused. In order to raise funds for the organisations vast network of social services, the Salvation Army runs the annual Red Shield Appeal Doorknock.
Each year Newington boys in Years 10–12 come together as a team whole-heartedly embrace the opportunity to give back to their local community by volunteering their time and raising much needed funds for this worthy charity.
In 2016, over 330 Newington boys signed up for the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock and raised an amazing $21,500 thanks to the generosity of so many giving members of the community.
RELAY FOR LIFE
Each year the College’s Edmund Webb Boarding House gets involved in the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life. This event provides communities with the opportunity to recognise and celebrate those who have overcome cancer by participating in a 24 hour team relay event. All proceeds raised from the day go to research, prevention and support services for people living with cancer.