Why NEGS?

NEGS. More than a school.


At NEGS, we believe that in an ever-changing world, modern schools must be fluid, agile and offer so much more than simply an academic education. We see ourselves as a conduit to the outside world, developing future leaders that can confidently take up their place on whatever their chosen path may be.

Originally founded in 1895, NEGS is located on the outskirts of Armidale, in northern New South Wales. This highlands city is renowned for its natural beauty, four seasons, esteemed university and sense of community. We deliver co-educational learning in our Junior School and a regional boarding school for girls in their senior years, offering metro-standard facilities in warm country surrounds.

We believe your child’s school needs to be both a platform for self-expression and a framework for resilience, offering guidance and the freedom for each student to discover their strengths, using these as the building blocks for their version of a life well lived. If the foundations are strong, the ensuing structure, built brick by brick, will last a lifetime; a legacy of compassionate education and result driven strategies offered here at NEGS.

Resilience, aptitude and a desire to excel are all key attributes to enjoying life far beyond the school gates. These traits are gained at NEGS through small bespoke classrooms and a chance for each student to be truly known. The NEGS Junior School has a family atmosphere where parental involvement is embraced. We cater for boys and girls from Transition (3-4 year-olds) to Year 6, and pride ourselves on our thriving, accomplished and happy students.

We offer modern opportunities like STEM and Coding Club, and our dedicated team of teachers brings enthusiasm and energy to lessons, encouraging discussion and spirited academia. The Junior School also has access to the Senior School’s state-of-the-art facilities, giving your child’s passions outside the classroom a chance to truly develop and shine.

Our hands-on electives in Senior School are second to none, with excellent agricultural electives and industry rich experiences giving our young women a chance to find what truly fires their enthusiasm and passion. Our world-class equestrian centre is overseen by a former Olympian, while for the first time outside major metropolitan high schools, NEGS has partnered with Hockey NSW, Netball NSW and NSW Rugby to deliver exclusive Player Pathway Programs incorporating high-performance coaching.

Driving through the tree-lined entrance of our regional boarding school, there is an immediate feeling of space. The grounds undulate away from a mix of new and heritage listed buildings, the girls learning and growing on a sprawling 50 hectares. Country boarding schools for girls offer the chance to rub shoulders and meet friends from all walks of life, opening eyes and doors to a million different possibilities. While unified by school uniform, the background of each NEGS student is as unique as she is. From the red dirt country of the vast Northern Territory to the bustling city streets of Sydney, life-long friends are made here, bursting with the very essence of friendship.