Kinross Wolaroi School
59-67 Bathurst Road
Tel: 02 6392 0300
Fax: 02 6392 0410
Religious Affiliation: Uniting Church
Welcome to Kinross Wolaroi School
Kinross Wolaroi School is a Uniting Church day and boarding school nestled in the beautiful city of Orange on the Central
Kinross Wolaroi School is a non-selective school and caters to all abilities. There is a flourishing Languages mathematics english and Science program offering Languages to Extension level in Latin (the only school west of the Blue Mountains to do so) french and the highest levels of English mathematics and traditional Science courses. There are also excellent skills courses - with students excelling at the top of the State in Industrial Technology and Hospitality. Learning enrichment occurs for all students from the gifted and talented to special needs.
Life Beyond the Classroom
The outstanding facilities and grounds of Kinross Wolaroi School provide a wonderful playground for the extensive array of co-curricular activities. The School's Co-curricular Program is seen as a most important part of each student's all-round education. All students are expected to participate in sport and cadets or music. Students may choose to participate in other activities from any programs operating within the school. The out-of-classroom curriculum complements the formal curriculum and provides additional opportunities for character development decision making problem solving and leadership. Through these activities students gain wider experiences amore complete knowledge of themselves and a stronger relationship with individual members of the teaching staff and other adults. Kinross Wolaroi School strives to educate the whole person academically spiritually physically culturally socially and personally. The diverse co-curricular program is designed to ensure participation in properly directed activities such as music drama sport and other athletic pursuits community service and adventure training so that each student's life can be enriched by the provision of opportunities for the development of initiative character personality sportsmanship leadership and unselfishness.
Boarding at Kinross Wolaroi School
Boarding at Kinross Wolaroi School aims to provide a "home away from home" for all students. The boys live at the main (Wolaroi) campus and the girls at the PLC campus 4km away. Boarding is divided into two junior houses for the Year 7s and five boarding houses for Years 8 to 12. Kinross Wolaroi School has an environment where students feel safe nurtured and able to fulfil their potential. Year 12 student are usually provided with single rooms and Year 11 boarders are accommodated with twin rooms.
The Prep School strives to enrich the learning of all students which occurs when it is enjoyable stimulating and exciting. Interactive whiteboards are in each classroom and assist in providing dynamic Hands-on learning. Students and teachers have access to the gymnasium indoor heated swimming pool and school library and each one of these facilities has been constructed to meet the needs of all students from Pre-Prep to Year 12. The Preparatory School has a qualified Gifted and Talented teacher as well as a Learning Support teacher. Boys and girls engage in the world 'beyond the four walls' through the Internet school excursions our Outdoor Education Programme fundraising for local national and international charities and visiting speakers and groups.
Pre-Prep is a part of the Early Learning area of Kinross Wolaroi School. It caters for children in the year before they begin school. The aim of Pre-Prep at Kinross Wolaroi School is to provide a learning environment which encourages each child to: - Take an active role- Successfully interact with peers and adults- Use all senses to explore and learn- Use self expression and effective communication through language dramatic play and the arts- Develop positive attitudes towards oneself and others- Develop competence- Develop confidence in oneself- Develop cross cultural acceptance of a variety of nationalities. Pre-Prep gives an opportunity for children to develop individually in an atmosphere of care and acceptance with: - Stimulating experiences with a variety of equipment and resources. - Freedom to be creative and develop self-esteem. - Programmes designed for children to think for themselves to become independent and to be a cooperative member of a group- A chance to relate to adults and children outside the family- A valuable experience where a child can laugh cry shout and be silent and know that he/she is understood. Every child should continue to develop and progress through the experiences the teacher provides. Social/Emotional development: Feeling good about oneself being prepared to persevere despite difficulties getting along with others being able to play alone and in a group. Pre-Prep focuses on: - Cognitive Development: Matching sorting remembering concerning problem solving producing original creative ideas. - Fine Motor Development: Drawing cutting painting manipulating all sorts of objects and materials. - Gross Motor Development: Jumping Hopping skipping rolling. - Perceptual Development: Visual scanning discriminating between different sounds integrating information from a number of senses. - Language Development: Understanding language producing speech sounds correctly
Come to Kinross Wolaroi School’s annual Open Day.
See the students’ work on display the music ensembles playing for the crowd and view the wonderful facilities and spacious grounds that facilitate learning.
Students will be conducting personal and group tours of the boarding houses and grounds. Hear first hand of the fantastic opportunities at the feet of our students.