Message From The ONU President


Welcome to 2013, the 150th Anniversary of Newington College. I am honoured to be the ONU President in the year that Newington celebrates its Sesquicentenary. The members of the ONU are the living history of Newington, with every person having his own story, experience and reflections of what it means to be an Old Newingtonian. These successes may be attributed to the time they spent at Newington during their formative years. A special welcome, and congratulations to our newest members, the cohort of 2012, on your HSC/IB results and achievements. We wish them well for the future.


Since the ONU’s inaugural meeting in 1895, we have developed into one of the most enviable Old Boy networks and reunion programs among Australian schools. The ONU is proud to support the Tongan bursary/scholarship program, the ONU mentoring and employment program, the ONU Depression initiatives, and the college built environment through direct contributions to fundraising and capital works.

Our Sesquicentenary Events

This year, Newington College and the ONU will commemorate the Sesquicentenary with a special program of celebratory events – teeing off with the Golf Day on Thursday 28 Feburary followed by the 70 Club Luncheon on Tuesday 12 March. The ONU Golf Day, at the prestigious Lakes Golf Club, will help raise funds to provide much needed support to any member of our Newington family living with depression – one in six Australian men are living with this condition. We believe that in accordance with the values instilled in us at Newington, we have a duty to help those amongst us in need. To register for this memorable ONU Golf Day click here and for more information alumni@newington.nsw.edu.au

Sesquicentenary ONU Dinner

The highlight of the our calendar is the ONU Sesquicentenary Dinner on Saturday 25 May at Doltone House, Pyrmont. All Alumni across the generations are invited to this special reunion dinner to formally acknowledge the contribution of the ONU to the development of Newington. It promises to be an exceptional night! If you wish to captain a table of ten contact alumni@newington.nsw.edu.au. To book and pay online click here

In 2013, the words ‘Dear Newingtonia, my love for thee shall never, never die’ will resound amongst all of us who have worn the Black and White, as they have throughout the last 150 years.

James Jordan (ON ’81)
ONU President