A limited number of scholarships covering full or part tuition fees are awarded each year to both new and continuing students entering Year Seven and Year Eleven. These scholarships acknowledge excellence in academic, all round, and outstanding ability in music.
Applicants in each of the above categories are required to sit for an ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) scholarship test as well as satisfy other specific criteria set by the school. The final determination in the awarding of scholarships is at the discretion of the Principal. All students in receipt of scholarships are expected to demonstrate an excellent work ethic and be actively involved in the wider life of the School. All scholarships are subject to an annual review.
Academic Scholarships are awarded to inspire and develop intellectual curiosity and to encourage students to strive for excellence in all of their pursuits. Academic Scholarships are awarded primarily on the basis of the ACER Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program results. In addition to their results in the ACER test, students are required to provide evidence of high academic achievement from other sources such as school reports, certificates awarded for State and National competitions or recent documents and portfolios of work from outside agencies.
In addition to sitting the ACER Cooperative Scholarship Testing Program, students wishing to apply for a Music Scholarship must attend an audition at the school for their chosen instrument/s. It is recommended that Piano students applying for a Year Seven Music scholarship have achieved either a Grade 5 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent). All other instruments including Voice must be Grade 3 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent). For students applying for a Year Eleven Music scholarship a Grade 6 standard or above is expected for all instruments including Voice.
Year 7 scholarships are tenable for the duration of a student’s high school program. Year 11 scholarships are tenable for two years. Part and full remission of tuition fees may be awarded.
All Round Achievement
The All Rounder Scholarship recognises those students who have demonstrated a high standard of academic achievement across the curriculum and an outstanding achievement in at least two other non-academic fields. Non-academic fields can include but are not limited to Performing/Creative Arts, Debating/Public Speaking, Sport, Leadership, Christian or Community Service.