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Kinross Wolaroi School welcomes Dr Andrew Parry as principal

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Kinross Wolaroi School reserves 40pc of its enrolments for boarders in recognition of its high number of students from regional NSW.

Kinross Wolaroi School reserves 40pc of its enrolments for boarders in recognition of its high number of students from regional NSW.

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Students thrive in an inspirational learning environment that blends modern facilities and heritage buildings with breathtaking grounds.

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Kinross Wolaroi School offers a place where students thrive in an inspirational learning environment that blends modern facilities and heritage buildings with breathtaking grounds.

The school has more than 350 boarders.

The school’s boarder program has run for more than 100 years and offers single-sex accommodation, which allows the school to cater for the individual needs of both genders in a safe and secure environment.

A spokeman said each student’s academic, co-curricular, moral and spiritual development, together with their physical wellbeing, was achieved within this setting.

“As a school we celebrate success, but we respect the value of resilience,” he said.

“The school views the development of positive attitudes to learning as essential to student success. We aim to equip our students with the knowledge, skills, values and confidence to become enterprising, innovative and compassionate members of the global community.”

With more than 92 per cent of its students hailing from communities across NSW, the school actively supports regional families by reserving 40pc of enrolments for boarders. 

The co-curricular program offered at the school is designed to ensure participation in properly directed activities such as music, drama, sport, community service and adventure training.

The curriculum is offered across all year levels and subjects and is continually being improved to ensure all students are socially responsible, spiritually aware and fully engaged in their learning.

The school takes great pride in seeing its students succeed and the results achieved from our boys and girls rowing teams are of particular note.

It has a dedicated facility and resources necessary to support its talented rowers.

The school is developing a whole-of-school agriculture program it says will benefit all stages of learning through the provision of dedicated agribusiness studies.

The program is centred on the operation of a viable commercial farm, building on the existing co-curricular cattle program whilst endeavouring to maximise the value of its on-farm activities.

The reinvigorated agricultural program will give the preparatory school access to activities that include vegetable gardening and cropping, as well as programs where young children are encouraged to work and become familiar with livestock and other farm animals.

The senior school will benefit from the program as students will have access to a traditional agriculture curriculum as well as new opportunities across multiple curriculum areas that can use the school’s farm assets as a teaching resource. 

The school received another boost this year, appointing one of Australia’s leading educators, Andrew Parry, as the new principal of Kinross Wolaroi School.

Dr Parry, with his wife Josephine, went to the school from The King's School in Sydney, where as deputy headmaster for many years, he earned the respect and admiration of students, staff, parents and alumni as an outstanding educator and passionate leader.

Dr Parry has a lifetime of experience of living and working in leading independent schools in Australia and England and brings with him extensive operational experience across all aspects of life at a boarding school.

His academic qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy (University of Cambridge), Master of Philosophy (University of Cambridge) and a Master of Education (University of Sydney).

Dr Parry believes education should be deliberately structured to develop the whole person.

The school said he is widely regarded as a leader who engenders the passion necessary for students of all levels and abilities to develop academically, culturally, socially, physically and spiritually.

Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a strong capacity to build dynamic teams and unify and engage communities.

“At Kinross Wolaroi School we aim to provide an innovative and dynamic learning environment that affords a range of opportunities for success, self-discovery and leadership,” Dr Parry said.

“Our environment must challenge students to strive for excellence in all areas of endeavour and to achieve to the best of their ability.”

The school welcomes queries about its boarding program for 2018 and beyond. 

  • Visit www.kws.nsw.edu.au
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