Wellbeing is at the core of our philosophy at NEGS. Our commitment is to provide the environment that supports positive relationships in a complex and changing world.

Food & Meal Times

If you were to drop by the NEGS historic dining hall during meal time, it would be a play on more senses than just your taste buds. The lively chatter of hundreds of hungry school girls fills the room, while boarders and day-girls alike queue for a home-style lunch before taking their seats at communal tables. The students tuck into restaurant quality offerings prepared by a crack team of chefs who turn out an average of 135,000 meals annually.   

Our school knows just how important nutrition is for growing minds and bodies, as well as the all-important sense of joy which needs to be spread liberally when it comes to sharing a meal. Our recipe for success is simple; our trained chefs Nick Love and Craig Harris from Paddock2table use only fresh, delicious ingredients with a nod towards sustainability and an eye on food miles. They design a new menu weekly, with a juicy blend of nourishing food and innovative dishes.


Most NEGS students elect to eat our delicious meals in the dining hall, saving parents hours of shopping and preparing school lunches!  With the catering staff accommodating all special dietary needs, and providing morning tea and lunch – it’s a great option for busy parents and hungry children.

A school for you

NEGS Armidale Boarding School
"My favourite thing about being a NEGS girl is being with other girls who like the same things I do. It makes it fun and we always have something to talk about which makes me feel really happy."
Sarah Brown
NEGS equestrian boarding school New England Armidale
"Knowing I was able to bring my horse with me to school made it a really easy choice to come to NEGS. I couldn't imagine being away from Charlie, he's my best friend, and we're so good for each other!"
Fiona White
NEGS Armidale Junior Co-ed School
"At first I thought I was going to be nervous, starting at a new school, but it ended up really easy to fit in at NEGS. The friends I made are lots of fun and I love the animals."
Tom Chappell

Are you ready?

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At NEGS Armidale (located in the New England region), your child will receive a world-class education in a safe and nurturing environment. Our holistic approach to education means we focus not only on academic success, but also on the personal, wellbeing and social development of our students.
NEGS Boarding School Equestrian

'Meet the Principal' Function

Join us for meet our 'Meet the Principal Drinks' on Sunday 21 May in Brisbane. This is a fantastic opportunity to bring your family together and hear first hand from NEGS Principal, Liz Genderen. Learn our philosophy, the values of NEGS Armidale and the teaching style of our Leadership Team.
NEGS Armidale Boarding School

Book a NEGS Tour

NEGS prides ourselves on our exceptional academic programs, including our equestrian program which has delivered Olympic level graduates, plus our agriculture and livestock program, which provides hands-on experience for our students.

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision, and we understand that you may have questions or concerns. Our dedicated staff are here to help you navigate the enrolment process and answer any questions you may have. We invite you to visit our campus, meet our students and staff, and experience the NEGS community firsthand.