It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the NEGS website and take the opportunity to introduce myself as the Principal at the helm of one of the most established co-educational junior and senior girls’ school in the region.
It is an exciting time for NEGS as we seek to consolidate our position as the leading boarding school in NSW and continue to build on our academic and sporting reputation whilst preparing students for happiness and success in their future lives.
The size of NEGS and our continued emphasis on developing and maintaining positive relationships means that we know each and every student as an individual. Whilst academic success is a strong focus, we also give serious consideration to the student’s emotional and spiritual needs. NEGS has invested significant time in researching the benefits of wellbeing and believe that investing in the mental health of our students leads to improvements in social, emotional, behavioural and academic outcomes.
Leading this energetic, talented and caring community of staff and students is an extraordinary privilege and together we look forward to continuing to deliver an outstanding and well-rounded education both within and beyond the classroom.
For those who are interested in finding out more about NEGS please contact our team,Visitors are always welcome.
Mr. Andrew Travers, the Head of the NEGS Junior School, holds a Master of Education (School Leadership) from Charles Stuart University, a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) from the University of New England and a TAFE Diploma in Child Studies (0-12 years). In addition, he holds grade certificates for various Woodwind instruments from the Australian Music Examination Board.
Mr. Travers comes to NEGS with an extensive career specialising in Primary education. He began his career at Trinity Grammar School where he taught at both the Preparatory School and Junior School. He then taught at the Junior School of The Scots School, Bathurst, where he was Co-ordinator of ICT and Science and taught Years 5/6 and Years 1/2. Additionally at Scots he was a Senior Boarding Master. For the past five years Andrew has taught at Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School where he was a member of the Executive team, Head of Innovation & Process, Sports Master and Year 6 teacher. He has also been extensively involved in Music and Performing Arts. He has a keen interest in sport and for five years was the Convenor of CIS Rugby for NSW, and has coached many sports including rugby, basketball and sailing.
Mr. Travers believes it is his role and responsibility to ensure that the girls and boys of NEGS Junior School have the opportunity to grow and develop their knowledge through a structured, evidenced-based learning environment that ensures that all students are nurtured to grow both academically, spiritually and socially. He believes that by building strong, supportive and challenging curriculum foundations in literacy, numeracy and 21st century technology students have the opportunity to reach their full learning potential and be well equipped to participate in the global world of the 21st century. Mr. Travers supports an active life style and promotes students to be a part of sporting teams and participate in both school and community activities. He believes through involvement in the marvel of the discovery of learning, together with the arts and sport enables each child is able to develop into a reflective communicator and inquirer, which he believes are imperative in the education and wisdom journey.