As proudly regional educators Kinross Wolaroi School developed The Regional Education Enterprise (TREE) to differentiate the learning experience at Kinross Wolaroi School from the conventional text and classroom education of other schools.
Our place-based education philosophy connects our students with nature, sustainability and community, grounding them in real world experience. Moving the focus of our learning outside of the classroom helps students to experience stronger engagement, deeper learning and enhanced wellbeing.
Through the Regional Engagement Enterprise, our students gain an understanding of stewardship, entrepreneurialism and community.
A highlight of the program in the Senior School are internships, which are offered to students in Year 10. Students work a half-day per week for 20 weeks, focusing on a specific project that will benefit the individual, the host organisation and the wider community. Student interns develop their project focus with the internship provider and present it to them at the end of the process.
A wide variety of organisations have been represented in our program, from not for profit to agriculture, law, communications and banking. Having a range of experiences on offer allows students to find a perfect fit and develop meaningful relationships.
Internships are matched to student interests and skillsets but aim to develop and challenge the student's ideas about themselves and their abilities.
After a pitch meeting or job interview with prospective mentors, intern students sign a job contract. They learn the etiquette and rules around working for an employer in a real life setting.
Congratulations to our 2020 interns and thank you to all of our valued collaborators:
Cailin McKay - professional events and promotions at MOJO Events. https://www.findyourmojo.com.au
Harry Gutterson - food industry production and innovation at Fresh Fodder. https://www.freshfodder.com.au/home
Jake Chudleigh - metal fabrication and business management at Almighty Industries. https://www.almightyindustries.com.au/
Liv Fredriksson - artisan cheese making and marketing at Second Mouse Cheese. https://secondmousecheeseco.com.au/
Frank Poulton - Fine leatherwork at Angus Barrett. https://angusbarrett.com.au/
Sophia Nelson - Fine art sales and management at the contemporary, independent Corner Store Gallery. http://www.cornerstoregallery.com/
Chanel Knight - wholistic physiotherapy and health management at Phyzx Physiotherapists. https://phyzx.com.au/
Hannah Richardson - fashion and retail business behind the scenes at Danielle Louise. https://danielle-louise-fashion.myshopify.com/
Isabel Aveyard - restaurant operations behind the scenes at the fast paced and popular Factory Espresso. https://factoryespresso.com.au/
Gian Wynn - insight into the operations of a Government Department and the Public Service at the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/
Our Internship Program is an amazing opportunity for our students to learn, develop and thrive within our community in Orange, NSW. A special thank you to all those businesses and individuals who are involved in supporting and guiding our students.
To find out more about The Regional Engagement Enterprise click HERE.
To view our full internship booklet click HERE.