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Kinross Wolaroi School

Year Levels: Yrs 7-12

59 – 67 Bathurst Road,

Telephone: 02 6392 0300

Principal: Dr Andrew Parry

Head of Boarding Contact Information

Head of Boys Boarding: Ms Hannah Whittemore
Head of Girls Boarding: Ms Hannah Whittemore
Telephone: 02 6392 0326

Number in School: 1101 (Senior School: 804 / Junior School: 297)
Number of Boarders: 305

Located in Orange NSW, Kinross Wolaroi School is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for students from Pre-Kinder to Year 12. Boarding is offered from Year 7, with separate boarding sites for boys and girls. 

We are a close-knit, engaged, friendly community that has been educating children of rural communities for over 130 years. Kinross Wolaroi School values its history, yet it blends traditional values – courage, respect, inclusiveness, resilience and commitment – with an innovative and outwardly focussed approach to education.

Your child will experience a first class and dynamic teaching environment that will provide them with the academic and personal skills to flourish. We passionately believe that enjoyment of learning and the wellbeing of our students is central to their success. We encourage the development of a spirit of independence that will allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

The heart and soul of the school is our home in rural New South Wales. Our boarding families hail from the length and breadth of the state and make up roughly 40% of our Senior School students. Kinross Wolaroi is one of Australia’s largest co-educational boarding schools, with the unique advantage of offering girls boarding on a separate campus. Our two school campuses are conveniently located just few minutes from the Orange CBD, with easy access to transport links and accommodation. We are a school where families of boys and girls can be educated together in a location which offers easy access for rural parents, and with a family friendly fee structure.

The school boasts one of the region’s most comprehensive co-curricular programs. Sports include rugby, netball, rowing, cricket, hockey, football, water polo, swimming, athletics, equestrian and much more. One hundred hectares of grounds include facilities such as eight ovals, an indoor pool, an indoor recreation centre with abseiling wall, weights and fitness rooms and a rowing clubhouse on Spring Creek Reservoir. Other opportunities include debating and public speaking, chess, music tuition and ensembles, regular performances and an annual musical. A drama theatre and performing arts centre support a range of performance opportunities. The Cadet Program – compulsory from Year 7 to Year 9 – combines outdoor skills and adventure as well as leadership development opportunities to all students. Boarding life is supplemented with a busy and entertaining schedule of fun activities for every weekend of term, as well as structured times for home study.

Driving our educational program is our cutting-edge ‘TREE’ initiative – The Regional Engagement Enterprise. This program is core to our identity, offering every student in every subject an opportunity to connect to our place and lifestyle -  be it local history, delivering a paddock to plate menu at a local food fair, applying mathematical concepts to develop farm sustainability models, or gaining a better understanding of the impact of drought on natural systems – our region is our classroom and our community are their educators. 

Academically, Kinross Wolaroi Schools’ HSC performance places in the top 20% of NSW high schools. Even though we are academically non-selective, 20% of students achieved an ATAR of over 90 in 2019, with our School Dux achieving a mark of 99.00. Forty-eight percent of all individual subject results for the 2019 cohort were in Band 5 or 6. The school provides both academic challenge and academic care across the full range of abilities. 

At Kinross Wolaroi your sons and daughters will encounter many challenges, choices and opportunities so that they can grow and discover their abilities and passions in life. Here they will develop the self-confidence, resilience, social skills and character that can contribute so much to success in later life. 

We look forward to welcoming you and your family.

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