Sport & Outdoor Education

At Kinross Wolaroi School, Co­curricular sport plays a vital role in educating the whole person. It is a compulsory activity from Year 3 onwards. Training sessions are held twice weekly, with matches held once a week, usually on Saturdays.

Our sporting opportunities and facilities are among the very best. While aiming to win is an important part of sport, participation and involvement are even more important. It is expected that in striving for the good of the team, students will give their best and work with their teammates to achieve goals.

The diversified Co-curricular sporting program also seeks to foster growth and development of individuals by providing pathways to representative selection. Indeed, many of our students have gone on to achieve state or national representation in their chosen fields of endeavour.

The Co-curricular program provides a wonderful opportunity for Boarding students. Often our boarders come to Kinross Wolaroi School from small, rural communities where competition and representative opportunities are limited. Our experience is that these boarders relish the opportunity to be involved in a highly structured program that caters for individual and team pursuits.

Inter-House competitions are conducted throughout the year to develop team spirit and encourage exciting participation. In addition to House competitions, the School is involved in a number of associations to give students the best possible competition. These include Orange town competitions, Western Associated Schools (WAS), Independent Sporting Association (ISA), Association of Independent Coeducational Schools (AICES) and the NSW Combined Independent Schools (CIS). These associations provide a wide range of representative pathways for teams and individuals in their chosen sports.

The School supports and fosters a range of more specialised options, such as equestrian. If a student has achieved a representative level in an area that the School doesn't provide for in the formal Co-curricular program then the School may consider dispensation for that student to pursue their talents in their chosen sport.

The two School sites have eight magnificent playing fields for sporting activities. These include three rugby fields, two football fields, two hockey fields, a full athletics track, 10 turf cricket practice nets and three cricket wickets. The girls' Boarding site at PLC has an outdoor pool and extensive open spaces for general fitness. The cross-country is held at the PLC site each year.

The Indoor Recreation Centre on the Wolaroi site is an ideal environment in which day students and boarders can foster their sporting aspirations. The centre has a heated indoor pool, strength and fitness training rooms, an aerobics room, a gymnastics pit, an abseiling wall, three full-sized indoor courts for tennis, netball, basketball, badminton and volleyball and five indoor cricket practice nets. The netball faciIities at Anzac Park and Orange Hockey Centre are in close proximity and are the venues for tennis and basketball.

The rowing program has a rowing shed and pontoon situated ten minutes away, at Spring Creek Reservoir. In addition, a rowing training room is situated in the School gymnasium.

Teaching staff are required to support Co-curricular activities, which assists in developing connection between staff, students and families beyond the classroom. Outside expertise is also brought into the School to support the specialised needs of the Co-curricular program.

Professional development opportunities are provided for all coaching staff to develop their competencies and skills, and to meet required accreditation benchmarks for coaches as determined by the sporting associations in which the school participates.

School sporting teams can also be involved in a range of sporting tours, including international tours for rugby, netball or hockey.


Teams are either entered in local town competitions or internal matches are played. Depending on the students’ age, the following sports are played:
Basketball | Cricket | Swimming | Tennis | Touch Football

During the winter season, all teams play in external competitions. Training takes place two afternoons per week and games are played on Saturday and occasionally Sunday. The following sports are offered:
Hockey | Netball | Rugby | Soccer

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Girls' Sports
Athletics | Basketball | Cross Country | Football (Soccer) | Hockey | Netball| Rowing | Rugby | Swimming | Tennis | Touch Football | Triathlon | Water Polo | Weights & Fitness

Boys' sport
Athletics | Basketball | Cricket | Cross Country | Crossfit/Fitness | Football | Rowing | Rugby | Swimming | Tennis | Triathlon | Water Polo | Weights & Fitness