New College’s mission is to bring about collegiality, academic excellence and service to society, founded upon Christian faith and values.
Coat of Arms
The description of the College Coat of Arms is as follows:
" Argent two chevrons sable, on a
chief azure, an open book proper
between two mullets of eight
points argent ! "
The book is symbolic of the College's relationship with The University of New South Wales; the two stars of the College's link with the Diocese of Sydney; the chevrons of the College's namesake New College, Oxford.
Taken from the Latin version of Psalm 111.10:
'INITIUM SAPIENTIAE TIMOR DOMINI'
'The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom'
There is an 'Arrernte Hanging' in the dining room of New College which symbolises the motto in traditional aboriginal art form.
Seniors who have been in residence for not less than two years are presented with a shield containing the Coat of Arms and Motto, on Valediction from College.