College News & Events

Newington College new Director of Development

From the Headmaster, Dr David Mulford.

I am delighted to announce that Rod Bosman (ON ’78) has been appointed as Director of Development.  He commenced duties 14 October 2013.  His portfolio covers ONU, Alumni, Development, Fundraising, Archives, Facility Hire and the Foundation.

Rod has a demonstrated passion for Newington.  He has been a Newington parent, a President of the P&F, a President of the Rugby Support Group, a Councillor of the ONU and a member of the Centennial Trust.  This year he has done an outstanding job as Chairman of the Sesquicentenary Committee.  All of these roles have been voluntary and all done with great dedication, commitment, talent and zest.

Rod was for twenty years a Chartered Accountant by profession and has been involved in a number of business operations and voluntary organizations at a senior level.  His support team as Director of Development is as follows:

  1. ONU and 70 Club – Mylee Angelo
  2. Development, Foundation and Alumni – Mona De Araujo
  3. Archives – David Roberts and a squad of volunteers

I look forward to working closely with Rod with his most crucial portfolio areas.

Sesquicentenary Honorary Common Room Staff Luncheon

On Thursday 24 October, thirty past masters visited Newington for their annual Honorary Common Room Staff Luncheon. They were warmly welcomed by the Head of Stanmore, Dr Andrew Hirst who paid tribute to their dedication to teaching at Newington. Click here for photos taken on the day.

Sesquicentenary Memorabilia

As part of our Sesquicentenary celebrations, Newington has created a special limited edition collection of clothing and memorabilia. From Sesquicentenary ties and badges to the College’s very own version of Monopoly, the assortment of collectibles will make it impossible to not be caught up in the festive spirit! Click here to view and purchase Newington College Sesquicentenary Memorabilia.

A Perfect Christmas Gift
Purchase a copy of the History of Newington (Premium) for $150.00 and receive a free Newington Monopoly set valued at $65.00. Boxed and signed by the award winning author and Newington parent, Dr Stephen Gapps, as well as the Chairman of the College Council the Hon RN (Angus) Talbot and the chair of the Sesquicentenary Committee, Mr Rod Bosman. Every premium edition includes a specially created bookmark. Only a few of the 150 numbered, limited edition copies remain. Click here for order form.

Complete our Chapel

The Newington College Chapel has always been a peaceful place of reflection and inspiration for the Newington community. Over the years as people have gathered for special occasions, to celebrate new life and remember those who have passed on, it has become apparent that our Chapel is in need of new seating to complement the beauty of the rest of the space. In an effort to revitalise the Chapel, Newington has decided to install new, hand-crafted Golden Oak timber pews. Already a number of Old Boys have pledged their support in helping us to complete our Chapel.

Each moveable seat is approximately 2.4m long and allows for five people to sit comfortably. In order to fully refurnish the Chapel and seat 350 people, a total of 70 pews are needed. Each pew will cost $1950 and donors will also have the option of a naming dedication for their purchased pew.

If you are interested in helping us complete our Chapel with new, beautiful seating please contact Reverend David Williams (email or Pastor Michael Bennett (email or complete the form below or donate online at our payments gateway at and choose the Alumni and ONU payments option.

Click here to download a form to purchase a Chapel pew.