Meeting of Minds

Meeting of Minds – held annually in August at Newington College, Stanmore

Meeting of Minds presents an opportunity for like-minded Year 7-8 students from schools across NSW to get together for a day of collaborative inquiry at the Critical Thinking Quarters, Newington College. 

2024 information and registration can be found here: https://events.humanitix.com/2024-meeting-of-minds

Information about previous years can be found below.

In 2023 students focused on the topic: Character and worked together on a deep dive into the virtue courage before working collaboratively around understanding and application of Aristotle’s theory of the Golden Mean. Communities of inquiry were facilitated by FAPSA-trained facilitators. Thanks to the enthusiastic teachers and students from: Central West Leadership Academy, Domremy College, Emanuel, Meriden, Newcastle Grammar School, Newington College, North Sydney Girls High School, Redlands, Rosebank, and Sydney Boys High School. 

The pictures below show the spirit of the event.

In 2022, to introduce this year’s topic: Identity, Headmaster Mr Michael Parker, presented an interactive Thought Experiment: the Brain Swap. Sessions 2 and 3 involved small group conceptual activities and community of inquiry, led by FAPSA-trained facilitators.

Thanks to the enthusiastic teachers and students from: Central West Leadership Academy, Meriden, Newington College, North Sydney Girls High School, Rosebank, St Patrick’s, and Sydney Boys High School for their participation in this inaugural year.