Kinross Wolaroi School

59-67 Bathurst Road, Orange, NSW, 2800

Scholarships Offered

A General Excellence Bursary covers 50% of the annual tuition fees applicable to enrolment and acknowledges an all-round high achiever. In 2022 it will be available to Year 11 day students only. No family discounts or other remissions will apply. The scholarship does not cover charges for school services not included in the tuition fee, for example, uniform shop purchases, private music lessons, musical instrument hire, participation in Cadets or School bus services.

Who can apply for a General Excellence Scholarship?

  • Applications will be accepted from current students of Kinross Wolaroi or a student who is not yet enrolled at the School.
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  • Applicants must be entering Year 11 in 2022 as a day student.

Additional criteria for General Excellence applicants:

Applicants are assessed using a combination of the following selection criteria:

  • excellent academic records
  • sporting achievements
  • participation and achievement in the arts (music, performance or visual arts)
  • examples of leadership and community service
  • demonstrated contribution to the candidate’s current school community and passion and potential for contributing to Kinross Wolaroi School.

Applicants may also submit any further documentation they consider relevant to support the application for the General Excellence Scholarship. Supporting documentation must be uploaded online as part of your registration no later than Monday 1 February 2021. Applications will not be accepted unless submitted in full.

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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 2022 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. A Music Scholarship covers 50% of the annual tuition fees applicable to enrolment and a Crescendo Music Scholarship covers 100% of the annual tuition fees applicable to enrolment.

To learn more about our music program, please head to our Performing Arts webpage: https://www.kws.nsw.edu.au/school-life/co-curriculum/performing-arts

  • Applications will be accepted from current students of KWS or a student who is not yet enrolled at the School.
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  • Applicants must have reached a minimum performance standard of Grade 4 AMEB or equivalent to apply.
  • Applicants must be entering Year 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11 in 2022

Additional criteria for Music Scholarship and Crescendo Music Scholarship applicants:

  • As part of their supporting documentation, applicants must provide any copies of music certificates they have received.
  • Applicants should be at a minimum level of Grade 4 AMEB (or equivalent).
  • Applicants must attend a music audition and complete a sight reading and listening test.
  • Successful music scholarship recipients must be involved in at least 3 co-curricular Performing Arts ensembles for the duration of their scholarship.
  • Successful music scholarship recipients will be strongly encouraged to take Elective Music in Year 9 or 11 (depending on entry level at KWS).
  • Please note that private music tuition does not have to take place at KWS.

Music Audition:

  • Applicants must attend a music audition which will comprise: playing one piece which best highlights their capacity on their chosen instrument/s (around 2-4 mins. duration); sight reading a short passage; listening test. Sight reading and listening tests will be within the ability range of the applicant.
  • If the applicant chooses to audition with an accompanist, this must be arranged by the applicant. Students may also audition without an accompanist.
  • Applicants are expected to bring an extra copy of the music to be performed for the staff to peruse during the performance.

Review of Music Scholarships and Crescendo Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships and Crescendo Music Scholarships are subject to annual review by the School. Each student’s progress, performance and commitment throughout the year will be reviewed at the end of each year. Scholarship students are expected to be fully involved in the Music Program and are required to commit to a minimum of three ensembles. Scholarship students will also be expected to perform at various school events as nominated by the Head of Performing Arts.

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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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A Boarding Bursary covers 100% of the accommodation component of the annual boarding fee, not including the ‘food’ component.

Who can apply for a Boarding Bursary?

  • Applications will be accepted from current students of Kinross Wolaroi or a student who is not yet enrolled at the School.
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
  • Applicants must be entering Year 7 to 11 as boarders in 2022.

Additional criteria for Boarding Bursary applicants:

As part of their supporting documentation, applicants must provide a handwritten essay as follows:

  • Applicants who are current students of Kinross Wolaroi should write about what they most enjoy about boarding and how they 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 who are NOT current students of Kinross Wolaroi should write about what they are most looking forward to as a boarder 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.

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Important dates

Aug 31st 2020
2022 Applications Open:
Feb 1st 2021
2022 Applications Close:
Feb 15th 2021
2022 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-Kinder 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.

To find out more about our school, please head to our Vimeo channel to view our video catalogue: https://vimeo.com/kinrosswolaroischool

Admissions:

If you are interested to learn more about enrolment at Kinross Wolaroi School, please contact our Admissions Team on 02 6392 0303, or via email on admissions@kws.nsw.edu.au

 

Kinross Wolaroi School

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

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