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Kinross Wolaroi School is throwing open its doors to the local community this weekend for its popular Country Fair. The Fair will be held on the main Wolaroi Oval at 59-67 Bathurst Road from 10:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday 2 March 2024 and everyone is welcome.

Principal, Dr Andrew Parry, said, “The Kinross Wolaroi School Fair is a tradition that unites the school and the community in a day filled with fun and entertainment. We’re excited to throw open our doors and invite both Orange locals and visitors from all over the region to meet our families and staff and to enjoy a great day together.”

The first Fair since 2019 promises a day brimming with activities. For kids, the rides include Dodgem Cars, Giant Slide, Sizzler, Haunted House, Swinging Chairs, Cup and Saucer, Disco Show and a jumping castle. There will be a petting zoo, free magic shows, face painting, cupcake decorating, sideshow activities, free kids races and a kids activity tent. For adults there will be a cake stall, Devonshire tea, three coffee vans, a great selection of market stalls, plants, produce and pre-loved goods. With hot dogs, barbecues, ice cream, hot chips, homemade lemonade, juice, local wine and beer, fairy floss, popcorn and Vietnamese chicken salad, there’ll be food and snacks for the whole family.

For those who haven’t been to the school before, the community is also invited to take a tour of the campus at 10.25am, starting from the main reception building.

Dr Parry said visitors would be supporting an important cause: “The aim of the Fair is to raise funds for the complete restoration of the magnificent Wolaroi Mansion. The building isn’t just an iconic one for our school, it is a significant feature of the city’s heritage.”

Built in 1884 for J.C. McLachlan and converted to a school in 1893, the mansion is listed as a Schedule 8 Heritage Item of State Significance. The renovated building will accommodate new teaching areas and an expanded boarders' dining room. With the addition of a lift and ramps, it will be fully accessible and will once again be a showcase and focus of the school and Orange’s local history.

Kinross Wolaroi School would like to acknowledge the generous support of Beyond Bank Australia as Major Sponsors for the 2024 Country Fair on 2 March.

For more information on what’s on and where to park, go to the Fair page at:

More information: Jennifer Divall  E | M | 0422 063 445

Key Facts:

Kinross Wolaroi School Country Fair will be held on Saturday 2 March from 10am to 3pm. The school is throwing open its doors to the community to raise funds for the restoration of the heritage listed Wolaroi Mansion.

About us:

Kinross Wolaroi School is an independent Uniting Church co-educational early learning, primary, and secondary day and boarding school, located in Orange, a rural city 260 kilometres west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Founded in 1886 it has 1100 students and is one of the nation's largest co-curricular boarding schools, with 350 boarders, mostly from metro, regional and remote NSW.

Contact details:

More information: Jennifer Divall, Head of Marketing & Communications, Kinross Wolaroi School

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M | 0422 063 445


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