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Timeline for Year 7, 2015 Scholarships

Online applications open
13 January 2014
Online applications close 28 April 2014
Supporting document submissions close 28 April 2014
Scholarship examination date
10 May 2014
Drama Auditions 24 May 2014
Music auditions 17 May 2014

Christ Church offers a variety of scholarships each year including academic, music, drama, boarding, general excellence, financial need, Old Boys' Association and indigenous. To be eligible for a scholarship, all applicants must have Australian residency or citizenship. Applications for most scholarships are to be made ONLINE via the school website.

 

Year 7, 2015 scholarships

Boys who will be in Year 6 in 2014 are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to enter Christ Church in Year 7, 2015. It is possible to apply for more than one scholarship. The scholarship application fee applies whether it is for one or more scholarships.

Online scholarship applications

Applications for the Year 7 academic, music, drama, Old Boys' Association, financial need and boarding scholarships can be made online via our website from 13 January 2014 to 28 April 2014. Supporting documentation will only be accepted once the online application has been completed.

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Scholarship examination

Boys applying for the Year 7 scholarships are required to sit an examination at Christ Church on Saturday 10 May 2014. The examination is organised and managed by an external testing authority - Academic Assessment Services based in the Eastern States (http://www.academicassessment.com.au/). If a boy lives a distance from the School, either overseas, interstate or in regional Western Australia, then he may be able to sit the exam at his current school (conditions apply).

Council Entrance academic scholarships

Council Entrance scholarships (five) for general academic excellence are awarded annually to boys entering Year 7. Applicants are required to sit a scholarship examination at the School. Each scholarship has a value of 50% of the school tuition fees plus free tuition on one or two instruments and while subject to annual review, is tenable for the duration of a boy's education at Christ Church.

The Old Boys' Association scholarship 

The Old Boys' Association (OBA) will award the Ruth and Vern Eagleton scholarship to the son or grandson of a life member of the OBA entering the School in Year 7. The scholarship for 2015 is named after Vern Eagleton, one of the School's former students who attended Christ Church from 1922 to 1930, and his wife Ruth. Applicants are required to sit a scholarship examination at the School. The scholarship has a value of 50% of the school tuition fees and while subject to annual review, is tenable for the duration of a boy's education at Christ Church.

 

Music scholarships

Music scholarships are awarded annually to boys entering Year 7 who show outstanding ability, enthusiasm and commitment on one or more instruments. Each scholarship has a value of 50% of the school tuition fees plus free tuition on one or two instruments. The scholarship, while subject to annual review, is tenable for the duration of a boy's education at Christ Church. In order for the School to understand each boy's academic level and musical ability, applicants are also required to sit the scholarship examination and to attend an audition at the School on Saturday 17 May 2014, for which the applicant needs to prepare two contrasting pieces. Candidates will be notified of their audition time at least one week before the audition date and boys may arrange their own accompanist if desired. The audition lasts for 10 minutes. No scales or technical work is required, however, candidates will be asked about their aspirations and commitment to ensembles and choirs. Candidates playing two instruments for the audition are to play one piece on each instrument. Contact Kevin Gillam, Director of Music, on 9442 1646 and kgillam@ccgs.wa.edu.au or Karen Sim, Music Administrative Assistant, on 9442 1648 and ksim@ccgs.wa.edu.au for further information.

Drama scholarships

Drama scholarships are awarded annually to boys entering Year 7 who show outstanding ability, enthusiasm and commitment to the Dramatic Arts. Each scholarship has a value of 50% of the school tuition fees and while subject to annual review, is tenable for the duration of a boy's education at Christ Church. In order for the School to understand each boy's academic level and ability in drama, applicants are also required to sit the scholarship examination and to attend an audition at the School on Saturday 24 May 2014. The audition is selective and consists of drama exercises, games and some basic improvisations. This is followed by the performance of a two-minute monologue and a short interview. The monologue, selected by the Head of Drama, will be sent to applicants two weeks before the audition and will need to be learned off by heart and rehearsed with animation and energy. Contact the Drama department on 9442 1579/1559 for further information.

The Old Boys' Association Scholarship Trust - financial need

The Old Boy's Association Scholarship Trust will award the Arch Campbell Memorial scholarship to a boy entering Year 7 in 2015. This scholarship is open to all students who fit the required criteria and carries a value of 100% of the school tuition fees and while subject to annual review, is tenable for the duration of a boy's education at Christ Church. Applicants are considered on their ability to benefit from a Christ Church education and must clearly demonstrate financial need. Applicants are required to sit the scholarship examination and parents or guardians are required to provide evidence of financial need by submission of a statutory declaration of family income and other requested documents.

Regional Residential (boarding) scholarships

Regional Residential (boarding) scholarships are awarded for all-round achievement and are valued at 50% of the boarding fee. The scholarships are open to boys entering the Senior School as boarders in Year 7. Applicants should come from a rural background with a residential address in regional Western Australia. The award of a scholarship is based on all-round ability, however, in order to assist us understand each boy's academic level, applicants are required to sit a scholarship examination either at the School or, if they live too far from Christ Church, at their current school (conditions apply). Please note, it is vital that applications for boys sitting the exam elsewhere are submitted no later than 28 April 2014, in order to allow for external examination conditions to be established. The award of a scholarship is tenable for Years 7 to 10 in the first instance and for Years 11 to 12 subject to continuing satisfactory reports to the Headmaster on the student’s work and contribution to Christ Church.

General Excellence scholarships (Years 8 to 11)

A limited number of General Excellence scholarships are available to boys entering Years 8 to 11 in 2015, who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend Christ Church. An applicant must demonstrate outstanding potential to benefit from the School's stimulating and diverse programmes. Applications should also include evidence of a boy's ability to make an active contribution to the School and be a positive role model for others. Boys are not required to sit an entrance examination. Rather, scholarships are awarded by the Headmaster based on a boy's comprehensive application and a personal interview. In addition, parents are required to provide evidence of financial need by submission of a statutory declaration of family income and other requested documents. The scholarships attract a reduction in fees as determined by the Headmaster and will continue until the student completes his education at Christ Church. Such continuance of the scholarship is subject to the applicant’s adherence to standard enrolment protocols and to periodic review in which the holder demonstrates consistent and exemplary standards of effort, progress, involvement, contribution and influence within Christ Church. For more information, click here.

Indigenous scholarships (Senior School)

Indigenous scholarships are awarded to indigenous boys at various levels of entry to the Senior School and are unique in nature. The intent of the scholarships is to provide exceptional educational opportunities for indigenous boys who have the potential to lead within the community. Each scholarship provides full boarding and tuition fees and is tenable for the duration of a boy's education at Christ Church. For more information, click here.