Kinross Wolaroi School

59-67 Bathurst Road, Orange, NSW, 2800

Scholarships Offered

The Ex-Student Scholarship is sponsored by the KWS Ex-Students’ Association and is available to the child of an Ex-Student of Kinross Wolaroi School.  Applicants must be entering Year 11 in 2021 and demonstrate academic excellence through success in the Scholarship Test. As part of their supporting documentation, applicants should provide evidence and details of the applicant’s parent who attended Kinross Wolaroi School, including when they were enrolled. Applicants may also submit any further documentation they consider relevant to support the application for the scholarship.

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Kinross Wolaroi School Music Scholarships are awarded annually as a means of encouraging students to realise their potential and strive for excellence. The scholarship covers ongoing full or partial remission of tuition fees, or may cover ongoing full or partial remission of music tuition and instrument hire fees for students from Year 7 to Year 11.

  • Applicants must have reached a minimum performance standard of Grade 2 AMEB or equivalent to apply.
  • Applicants must be entering Year 7, 8, 9 or 10 in 2021

The applicant must attend a music audition and complete a sight-reading and aural test:

  • Auditioning applicants will be examined on works of their own choice and will be expected to bring with them copies of the music to be performed for the staff to peruse during the performance.
  • Applicants will be required to perform two (2) contrasting works (if two instruments, one work on each instrument). It is preferred that they perform with an accompaniment. Applicants must supply their own accompanist but are welcome to perform unaccompanied if this poses a problem.
  • A sight reading and aural test within the ability range of the applicant will be given.
  • Applicants may also submit any further documentation they consider relevant to support the application for a Music General Excellence Scholarship.

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In pursuit of academic excellence, Kinross Wolaroi School will offer a limited number of academic scholarships each year to students in Years 7 to 11. The Academic Scholarship is awarded annually to students who demonstrate academic excellence through success in the Scholarship Test. The scholarship provides full or partial remission of tuition fees. Applicants may also submit any further documentation they consider relevant to support the application for an Academic Scholarship.

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Applicants for a Boarding Scholarship must be entering Year 7, 9 and 11 as boarders in 2021.

Additional criteria:

As part of their supporting documentation, applicants must provide a handwritten essay about what they are most looking forward to as a boarder at KWS and how they will contribute to the community of the School. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words and must be the applicant’s own work.

Applicants may also submit any further documentation they consider relevant to support the application for a boarding bursary.

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Important dates

Oct 28th 2019
2021 Applications Open:
Feb 1st 2020
2021 Applications Close:
Feb 17th 2020
2021 Scholarship Examination Date:

About Kinross Wolaroi School

Kinross Wolaroi School opens up a world of opportunity for students in Orange, in the Central West of NSW. With a rich boarding heritage and connection with generations of regional families seeking a co-educational and independent boarding and day school for their family, Kinross Wolaroi School accepts students from Pre-Prep to Year 12, with boarding from Year 7 on separate sites for boys and girls.

An unrivalled 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. Our Regional Education Philosophy provides contextual educational experiences that connect our students to nature, to the environment and to their community, grounding them in real world experience.

When students come to Kinross Wolaroi 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 1100 enrolled students, of which approximately 320 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.

About our Scholarships: 

To acknowledge our diverse student population and encourage excellence, each year Kinross Wolaroi School offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to day and boarding students (both current and future) entering Years 7 to 11.

Kinross Wolaroi School works in partnership with Academic Assessment Services to deliver the Scholarship Program.

All applicants must sit the KWS Scholarship exam to be held on site at Kinross Wolaroi School in our Derek Pigot Auditorium. For further information and application details, please refer to our website https://www.kws.nsw.edu.au/admissions/scholarships

Applicants must provide the School with copies of the student’s two most recent school reports and a copy of the student’s most recent NAPLAN results. If you are applying for more than one scholarship category, you will need to check the scholarship criteria for all applicable categories. After the Scholarship Examination Day, shortlisted candidates will be invited to a selection interview with the Principal.

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Kinross Wolaroi School

Kinross Wolaroi School, Orange, 59-67 Bathurst Road, Orange NSW 2800, Australia

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