Christ Church offers a variety of scholarships each year including academic, music, drama, boarding, general excellence and indigenous. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must have Australian residency or citizenship.
Timeline for Year 7, 2015 Scholarships
|Online applications open
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|Scholarship examination date
Year 7, 2014 Music and Drama Scholarships - Auditions
Applications have now closed. The auditions for drama scholarships will be held at Christ Church on Saturday 18 May 2013 while music auditions will take place at the School on Saturday 25 May 2013.
Year 7, 2015 Scholarship Applications
Please note: Applications for scholarships must first be made ONLINE though our website before submitting any documentation to Christ Church. Online applications for Year 7 academic, music, drama and boarding scholarships will open via our website in mid-January 2014. Boys applying for these scholarships are required to sit a scholarship examination at the School. If a boy lives a distance from Christ Church, either overseas, interstate or rural then he may be able to sit the exam at his current school (conditions apply).
Council Entrance 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.
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 two weeks later, for which the applicant needs to prepare two contrasting pieces. Candidates will be notified of their audition time 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 email@example.com or Karen Sim, Music Administrative Assistant, on 9442 1648 and firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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 a few weeks later. 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 Drew Stocker, Head of Drama, on 9442 1579/1559 or via email at email@example.com for further information.
Financial need - The Harriott Family Memorial and The Dean C Bowker Scholarships (2014)
Two scholarships (applications now closed), The Harriott Family Memorial Scholarship and The Dean C Bowker Scholarship, are funded by the Old Boys' Association Scholarship Trust. The scholarships are available to any Australian boy commencing Year 7 in 2014. 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. Applicants will be considered on their ability to benefit from a Christ Church education and must demonstrate a financial need. Applicants are required to sit the scholarship examination and parents must provide a statutory declaration of family income and assets.
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). Applications for boys sitting the exam elsewhere will close at least two weeks before the scholarship exam 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
General Excellence Scholarships are offered annually to boys not yet enrolled at Christ Church, who demonstrate outstanding potential to benefit from the School's stimulating and diverse programmes. Applicants are expected to demonstrate how they could contribute to the School and have a positive influence on others. Scholarships for General Excellence are offered to boys applying to enter the Senior School from Years 8 to 11 on the basis of a formal application and interview. Boys are not required to sit an entrance examination. General Excellence Scholarships attract a reduction in fees as determined by the Headmaster. A scholarship will continue until the student completes his education at Christ Church. However, this 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 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.