Dedicated staff make academic life at Kinross Wolaroi School exciting and provide proven results. While supporting student experiences across a range of Co-curricular activities, academics is the very core of why we are here.
KWS is a non-selective school, yet caters for all abilities. We have a flourishing Academic program, offering Languages to Extension level in Latin and French, and the highest levels of English, Mathematics and traditional Science courses.
We also offer outstanding skills courses, with students excelling at the top of the state in Industrial Technology and Hospitality. This complements our excellent relationship with Orange TAFE, providing opportunities for students to gain Work Placement certificates.
Learning enrichment occurs for all students, catering for those with needs at both ends of the spectrum.
From early Preparatory School through to the senior students, KWS's integrated approach to literacy and numeracy has seen each cohort achieve significant progress from year to year. National assessment testing results consistently show higher than state average outcomes across subjects responsible for skills required to communicate effectively and to solve mathematical problems.
The benefit of the School's ‘fully engaged’ learning approach is most evident in the HSC and ATAR results. Over the past decade HSC statistics have demonstrated an education at KWS gives students more ‘Value Add’ to their ATAR than any other school in the region. This means that they achieve a higher than predicted HSC result, based on the student’s ‘expected’ HSC result at Year 10.
KWS consistently produces students who are ranked as some of the best in the state. Each year the names of our students are associated with the Premier’s Award for All Round Excellence, Band 6 scores in 10 or more units, and an ATAR ranking putting them in the top 10% in the state.
In 2016, 13 of our Year 12 students achieved an ATAR of 95 or more and 25 students scored over 90. Eight subjects had 100% of students all achieving Bands 5 or 6. Further to this, more than 50 percent of subjects undertaken by all students achieved a Band 5 and 6 score.