We are delighted that Kinross Wolaroi School has been granted membership to Round Square, a worldwide association of schools which share a commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility through service, challenge, adventure and international understanding. Membership will assist us in creating courageous and compassionate leaders who are prepared to discover and embrace cultures and nationalities in ways that promote meaningful understanding and respect.
Round Square is an internationally diverse network of 230 like-minded schools in 50 countries on six continents that connect and collaborate to offer world-class programs and experiences, developing global competence, character and confidence in our students.
Round Square schools share a commitment to experiential learning: learning by doing – a philosophy already embraced by Kinross Wolaroi School. The Regional Engagement Enterprise (TREE) pioneered by Kinross Wolaroi School is an example of one of the many ‘hands on’ learning experiences we provide in our broad educational offering. Many of life’s lessons are learned through practical experience and these often remain with us throughout our lives. They help us build character, discover our capabilities and find purpose.
Round Square schools are founded on a philosophy which embraces six pillars or IDEALS that are embedded within their academic, co-curricular and pastoral programs:
- International Understanding
- Environmental Stewardship
These IDEALS form the foundation for the development of creative, responsible, and caring global citizens.
We have engaged in the Duke of Edinburgh Award program for many years and it is growing in popularity at Kinross Wolaroi School. The Award strongly aligns with the philosophy of Round Square and a number of our students achieve the pinnacle of the scheme, the Gold Award. We have also developed an extensive International Student Exchange Program with us presently having a relationship with nine schools around the world. Round Square will provide opportunities for more students to be able to benefit from such enriching and valuable experiences.
In September 2022, six students and two staff attend our first International Round Square Conference, held in England at Oxford University. Residing in university accommodation and engaging in discussion and activities, the experience was life-changing for our students.
“I am very excited by what we can gain and contribute to Round Square. Its philosophy is in perfect harmony with how we at Kinross Wolaroi view education, where we see education of the whole person as the whole point. We celebrate our regional heart yet appreciate the importance of possessing a global outlook.” – Dr Andrew Parry, Kinross Wolaroi Principal.
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