Established in 1886, the history of Kinross Wolaroi School has been well chronicled, with documented triumphs and hardships throughout the years serving only to add to the rich fabric of the school as it is known today.

Following the amalgamation of the prestigious Orange schools, Wolaroi College (formerly Wolaroi Grammar est. 1886) and PLC Orange (est. 1928) in 1975, Kinross Wolaroi School has become one of the leading independent co-educational boarding schools in regional Australia, where students thrive in an inspirational learning environment that blends modern facilities and heritage buildings with breathtaking grounds.

A broad curriculum offers a diverse range of challenging academic subjects with a focus on academic effort and progress. The school also offers skills-based practical courses. This diversity of subjects enables staff to tailor a teaching program that is a platform for the future working life of any person, of any ability.

Learning enrichment is available for all students, ranging from support for those with learning difficulties to extension and gifted and talented programs.

The school curriculum provides a rounded education where your child will be stimulated to learn in an atmosphere of engagement, involvement and commitment by skilled and dedicated teachers and staff.

Primary and senior academic programs are complemented by a vibrant co-curricular program, where students discover and are encouraged to develop their individual talents.

The co-curricular program offered at Kinross Wolaroi School is both diverse and engaging. It is designed to ensure participation in properly directed activities such as music, drama, sport, community service and cadets. Co-curricular activities are a cornerstone of the school’s philosophy. Outstanding facilities and grounds provide a wonderful playground for the extensive array of co-curricular activities available to all students.

The school strives to educate all students academically, spiritually, physically, culturally, socially and personally. An important element is the provision of the widest possible range of activities outside the classroom.

The co-curricular program is seen as a valuable addition to each student’s all-round education. All students participate in the performing arts, sport, cadets or music. Students may choose to participate in other activities from the many programs operating within the school.

Based on Christian values and teachings of the Uniting Church, KWS celebrates diversity and encourages students to be true to themselves and the values of the school and their families. Through the pastoral care programs, teachers enjoy a close relationship with their students. Knowing them as individuals gives them a much greater appreciation of each students’ educational and social needs.

At the heart of KWS has been the boarding program which has provided a home away from home to boarders at the school for well over a century. With more than 350 boarders, the school’s commitment to boarding ensures an authentic boarding experience and vibrant school community and spirit. Single sex-accommodation allows the school to cater for the individual needs of both genders in a safe and secure environment. Students’ academic, co-curricular, moral and spiritual development, together with their physical wellbeing, is achieved within this setting.

As a school, KWS celebrates success, but respects the value of resilience. It aims to equip students with the knowledge, skills, values and confidence to become enterprising, innovative and compassionate members of the global community. For more than a century, KWS has been motivating students to become men and women of integrity.

Facilities: Set on 100 acres; an indoor, eight-lane, 25m heated swimming pool and an outdoor recreational pool; two fully equipped Recreation Centres; seven playing fields; extensively refurbished boarding accommodation; a fully equipped modern auditorium; an exclusive on-water Rowing training facility and boat shed; two on-site agricultural plots plus 1200 acres of farming land; Early Learning Centre.

School Information

Kinross Wolaroi School
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Uniting Church
  • Year: Pre-Kindergarten - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day and Boarding
  • Enrolment: 1150 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered:
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: Yes
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: Own Preschool
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: Affiliated After School Care
  • Fees: 8k - 12k Tuition starts at $8728
  • Address:Locked Bag 4 (59-67 Bathurst Road), Orange NSW 2800
  • Phone:(02) 6392 0300
  • HSC Subjects offered:Creative arts, history, English, Religion Languages, maths, performing arts, science, personal development, social science, technical and applied studies
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:arts, sport, cadets or music
  • Entry Year for Boarding:Year 7

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