Yrs 4 - 12 | Boarding and Day
13-83 Uralla Road,
ARMIDALE, New South Wales,
Principal: Mary Anne Evans
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Stephanie Thomas
Telephone: (02) 6774 8703
Number in School: 271
Number of Boarders: 91
New England Girls’ School and St John’s Co-Educational Junior School (NEGS) is an independent Anglican school for both boarders and day students, catering for students from Transition to Year 12. Situated on the western outskirts of the city of Armidale, a centre of education midway between Sydney and Brisbane on the picturesque New England tablelands of northern NSW, NEGS boasts 50 hectares of magnificent park-like grounds, modern facilities and a strong community of students, parents, staff and Old Girls.
While tradition as a well-respected leading school in the New England region remains a cornerstone of the School’s Christian ethos, the School is also a modern, outward-looking and globally aware school that is committed to preparing its students to “embrace life with confidence, compassion and creativity”.
Through a strong emphasis on academic achievement, leadership, social awareness, sporting involvement, Christian values and personal excellence, including programs of the calibre of ‘Round Square’ and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, our students establish strong friendships and develop a mature understanding of the part they can play in society, locally, regionally and even globally. One of our unique features is that of a well-established and widely-recognised Equestrian Centre which has now hosted two One Day Events involving dressage, show jumping and cross country events.
NEGS in its past used to be totally boarding but now has 50% of its senior girls in boarding with around 110 girls. There is a supportive learning environment with supervised prep in the Library for Years 7-10 with academic support provided in the Library from recent HSC graduates. Excellence in girls’ residential education is central to the development of the all-round education including the development of the girls’ well-being, leadership skills and preparing students for life.
NEGS is proud to promote the values of integrity, respect and responsibility where living in community requires treating others with consideration, valuing another person’s point of view, developing tolerance and being able to accept and value individual differences – all in a spacious and beautiful rural setting.