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KINROSS WOLAROI SCHOOL


Kinross Wolaroi is an independent co-educational day and boarding
school for students from Pre-Prep to Year 12. The school offers a unique
opportunity for co-educational learning with separate boarding sites for girls
and boys from Year 7, as the boarding houses are located on two sites 4 kilometres
apart on over 40 hectares. Students at the school are provided with a holistic
academic education and the school has been consistently amongst the highest
achieving schools in NSW. Kinross Wolaroi’s traditional country, family
environment is fused with modern facilities such as an indoor recreation centre
and swimming pool, reference library, music centre and expansive playing
fields. This enables students to discover their talents, nurture them under the
tutelage of highly skilled staff and ultimately succeed in whatever pursuits
they choose to embark upon.

The Wolaroi site is where all day-to-day activities are conducted
and it contains the boys boarding accommodation, while the girls board at the
Presbyterian Ladies College site.

Facilities: Swimming pools (one indoor heated, one outdoor),
expansive sporting fields, research and leisure library, indoor sport and
recreation centre, art and technology centre, six computer laboratories,
recording studio, performance theatre, rehearsal rooms. Many classrooms also
have interactive whiteboards.

Electives Years 7 to 10: French, Latin, World History, Food
Technology, Geography, Commerce, Agriculture Technology, Music, Information and
Software Technology, Physical Activity and Sports Studies, Textiles Technology,
Drama. Others are available upon demand.

Electives Years 11 and 12: French, Music, Agriculture, Religious
Studies, Business Studies, Mathematics, Visual Arts, PD/Health/PE, Hospitality,
Biology, Ancient and Modern History, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Industrial
Technology, Software Design and Development, Latin. Other subjects are
available either upon demand or through distance education and TAFE.

Sport: Sports including rugby union, hockey, cricket, rowing,
basketball, tennis, swimming, netball, triathlon, softball, soccer, equestrian
and diving are offered. Other sports may be played within town competitions.

Co-curricular activities: Kinross Wolaroi offers a wide range of
co-curricular activities of sport, music, drama, debating and cattle management.
A large Cadet Unit also provides invaluable leadership training and outdoor
education. Music is strongly encouraged with numerous bands formed in addition
to the school orchestra, choirs and instrumental ensembles. Other activities
include photography and drama. Students participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award Scheme.

Welfare and personal development: The school operates a tutor house
system for pastoral care in which students meet with their own tutor (a
teacher) each day. Peer support and anti-bullying programs are established. A
careers officer provides guidance and work experience can be undertaken in a
student’s own time. A Director of Learning has also been appointed to offer
accelerated learning for gifted students and guidance for students who need
extra assistance in their subjects.

Special features: Kinross Wolaroi offers Special Achievement and
Academic scholarships and bursaries annually.

From the school: Kinross Wolaroi School, like a traditional country
family, is a school where ideals are based solidly upon friendship, spiritual
strength, the security of family values, hard work and the pursuit of
excellence to the best of one’s ability. Children are taught, cared for and
nurtured in a family environment that fosters a lasting respect for, and
genuine interest in others while bestowing the maturity and special qualities
that equip them for success and happiness in today’s society.

Religion Uniting Church
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day and Boarding
Boys/Girls Co-edu
Years Year 1 - Year 12
Enrolment 1040 students, including 300 boarders
Fees: 4k - 8k
tuition kindergarten $7134, years 1 & 2 $8808, years 3 & 4 $9936, years 5 & 6 $11,427, years 7 & 8 $14,625, years 9 & 10 $14,865, years 11 & 12 $15,714. additional $14,436 for boarders.
Phone
61 2 63******* 61 2 6392 0300
Fax
61 2 63******* 61 2 6392 0410
Address 59–67 Bathurst Road (Locked Bag 4), Orange 2800
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