School Life

This is a very exciting time for you and your family to decide which school will best suit your future. There are so many reasons to consider NEGS in Armidale and we know everyone is different in their needs and decision-making. We welcome the opportunity to invite you into our family.


More than 20,000 graduates and a worldwide network of outstanding women.


Finding who you are and discover your talents by exploring different opportunities.

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Embracing life through new experiences and making life long memories and friends.


NEGS School in Armidale delivers a world class equestrian program which is an enriching experience that helps students to develop important life skills and responsibility, whilst pursuing their passion for horse riding.

Junior School

We are delighted to welcome you to NEGS Junior School. While this website serves as a fantastic introduction to our school, we know there is nothing more immersive than visiting our campus and experiencing NEGS Junior School for yourself.

Witness how we are growing curious learners; young people who are creative, confident and disciplined. Call our friendly enrolments team on 02 67748700 to arrange a tour, or click on the link below.
We believe in a holistic education, one that provides our students with the social skills, physical health and wellbeing that gives them the emotional strength to deal with life’s ebbs and flows.

At NEGS Junior School we offer a broad, challenging academic curriculum, intertwined with pastoral care initiatives and sporting and cultural pursuits.

Small, bespoke classes and a rich family focus promotes a fun atmosphere where boys and girls are engaged, motivated and empowered in their learning.

Our comprehensive wellbeing program draws heavily on the principles of positive psychology, where we develop each student’s sense of self-efficacy with an emphasis on the foundational character traits that cultivate leaders of the future; hard work, self-discipline, aptitude and plenty of joy.

A supportive and nurturing environment

Our small Junior School campus creates a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters confidence and enthusiasm for learning within each student.

The development of fundamental skills in an enriching classroom environment means that early literacy and numeracy skills are supported by opportunities to ‘learn by doing’. This means that the explicit instruction of reading strategies are coupled with cross-curricular studies. Curiosity and wonder drives the learning cycle meaning that continuous assessment informs and shapes our teaching programs.

Specialist teaching staff complement literacy and numeracy development in the Key Learning Areas of Music, Library, Languages, Agriculture and Sport.

Students in Kindergarten to Year 2 have access to desktop computers, as well as the integration of laptops into daily classroom activities. Information technology is enriched by classroom blogs, tablets and interactive whiteboards.

Access to the Senior School’s Sporting Complex and daily fitness sessions means that our young students can take advantage of beautiful outdoor play spaces and high quality facilities.

Academic skills are refined in preparation for high school

Our Year 3-6 students participate in innovative, creative learning experiences that value intellectual rigour, creative thinking and diversity.

The integration of technology into the classroom experience ensures that our students are equipped with the skills to develop a global perspective in an online world.

Students in Years 3 and 4 have access to chrome books in class and students in Years 5 and 6 bring their own laptops to school for the first time, in preparation for Senior School.

Distance Education Re-imagined

Nine-year-old Imogen Cadzow starts her day like any other NEGS Junior School student. She puts on her school uniform, grabs her books and her violin for her music lesson and gets ready for a full day of learning. The only difference? Imogen lives on her family’s remote cattle station some 200 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory.

Imogen is the school’s first-ever distance education student, taking part in the innovative program first trialled in 2018 and formally rolled out in 2019. Unlike traditional Distance Education models which typically only have a maximum of 1.5 hours per day of direct contact with peers and teachers, Imogen takes part in a full day of education and activities via video conferencing and Google meetings, even attending assembly and the library through her laptop. She makes friends, learns Mandarin and has to put her hand up to ask a question, just like her primary school peers.

For Imogen’s mum, Bec Cadzow, the program has made an enormous impact. Not only does Imogen get to meet and interact with the cohort of girls she will one day board with at NEGS in senior years, but her daughter can learn independently without the need for full-time parent supervision or a hard-to-find expensive governess. “Imogen has been learning to play the violin via Google meetings with her teacher once a week,” Mrs. Cadzow said. “She has had lessons for only a few months, and already she is doing brilliantly.”

NEGS Online allows students from any location in Australia to participate and interact with teachers and fellow peers, with worksheets and information uploaded through specialised software. Imogen visits NEGS for at least one week a term for NAPLAN and end-of-year activities, as well as participating in camps, swimming, cross country, and athletics carnivals. With 11 places available for Years 3-6, it’s a chance for remote students to learn school etiquette and practice in social situations before they head off to boarding school.

As the first Independent School to offer Distance Education via this model, the program ensures distance is no longer a barrier to quality education. As a rural boarding school, we have wonderful connections with remote families and this program allows us to offer these children the opportunity to experience the quality learning programs that are available at NEGS. As technology opportunities grow for accessible remote communications, we hope to expand this program to more students, right across the country.

NEGS Junior School’s generous student to teacher ratio ensures that our students receive a differentiated program that highlights the learning needs of every child.

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

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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.
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'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.
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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.