Christ Church offers a variety of scholarships including academic, music, drama, boarding, general excellence, financial need, Old Boys’ Association (OBA) and Indigenous. The award of a scholarship is at the discretion of the Headmaster, and not all scholarships are awarded each year. A scholarship recipient receives a reduction on school fees to varying degrees. However, it is worth noting that school fees at Christ Church are inclusive and comprehensive and cover many aspects of a boy’s schooling including textbooks and course materials; software and the provision of the latest ICT equipment; study skills support; camps and excursions; and school publications. Family access to the School’s gymnasium, swimming pool and library is also included.
All applicants must have Australian residency or citizenship.
Year 7 scholarship examination
Applicants for academic, boarding, OBA, music and drama scholarships sit a common scholarship examination when they are in Year 6, with the exam being held at Christ Church on the second Saturday in May. The timing of the examination and available scholarships will be advertised in the press, online and by email to all families with boys already registered to attend Christ Church. The scholarship process is administered by a third party - Academic Assessment Services (AAS), based in Sydney. The single application fee of $100 covers the common scholarship exam and all Christ Church sponsored scholarships.
Scholarship applications open in mid-January and close at the end of April each year. Applications can only be submitted online via this page, which links directly to the Academic Assessment Services website at http://www.academicassessment.com.au
Online application questions
The online application involves a series of questions to be completed by a boy’s parent or guardian and a series of questions for students to complete. It takes up to 30 minutes or more to finish and can be revisited and amended once the application fee has been paid and password access is emailed to you. It is very important to answer the questions as comprehensively as possible.
Overseas, regional and interstate applicants
If a student lives far enough away from Christ Church, either overseas, interstate or in regional/remote Western Australia, then he may be able to sit the exam at his current school. If this is the case, Academic Assessment Services will advise and instruct on the procedures you are required to follow.