Kinross Wolaroi School
Located in the thriving regional centre of Orange, strengthening rural communities in the Central West of NSW has been as the heart of Kinross Wolaroi School for over 130 years.
From its humble beginning in 1886 as Weymouth House School for boys (which grew to become Wolaroi College; to the introduction of a second school – Presbyterian Ladies College Orange in 1928) to the eventual amalgamation of the two schools to become Kinross Wolaroi School in 1975, the School has had a rich boarding heritage and connection with generations of regional families seeking a co-educational and independent boarding and day school for their family from Pre-Prep to Year 12, with separate boarding sites for boys and girls from Year 7.
Kinross Wolaroi School opens up a world of opportunity for students in the Central West of NSW. An unrivalled regional academic program is complemented by a vibrant co-curricular program where students discover and develop their individual talents. Our students thrive in an inspirational learning environment that blends modern facilities and heritage buildings with breathtaking grounds.
When students come to Kinross Wolaori School, they join a family where an inclusive community and grounded culture create a sense of belonging. Respect for our Christian heritage and a spirit of service and social justice encourages Kinross Wolaroi students to become valuable contributors to their communities.
There are currently over 1000 students in which approximately 350 of those are boarders.
As a school we celebrate success, but we respect the value of resilience. For over a century, Kinross Wolaroi School has been motivating students to become men and women of integrity.
Kinross Wolaroi School’s vision is expressed in the 2018 strategic plan, which is based on the premise of a commitment to continuous improvement and personal best achievement by discovering and developing individual and collective strengths. The vision focuses on ensuring out students are involved, engaged and committed to their personal development and educational growth by providing high quality educational opportunities that:
- Deliver best practice student-centered learning that is focused on effort, improvement, perseverance and longer term commitment.
- Develop a culture that supports and encourages personal bests.
- Build creativity and collaboration across key learning areas.
- Develop a reputation for evidence-based innovation in education.
- Achieve value-added educational; outcomes for all students.
- Up hold and reinforce the Christian values of the Uniting Church among the entire School community.
We believe this goal can only be best realized within a nurturing, supportive, innovative and engaged learning environment where an unrivaled regional academic program is complemented by a vibrant co-curricular program where all students have the opportunity to discover and develop their individual talents.
When students come to Kinross Wolaroi School, they join a family where an inclusive community and grounded culture create a sense of belonging.
Our strategic priorities are to:
- Deliver best practice student-centered learning.
- Enrich the wellbeing of students, staff and families.
- Support teachers in continuous learning and skills development.
- Strengthen relationships within the school and wider community.
- Ensure the school is well resourced for future growth.