Indigenous Scholarship Programme
Indigenous Scholarships (full fees inclusive of boarding) 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.
The School will review the successful applicant’s academic and co-curricular skills and determine a suitable and structured learning programme that encompasses the areas required to satisfy the desired outcomes of the programme.
If families are eligible for Abstudy – this benefit is paid to the School. If boys receive additional funding, such as an Indigenous Youth Leadership Programme (IYLP) scholarship, this is also paid to the School.
Christ Church is a partnership school with Madalah Limited and the Indigenous Youth Leadership Programme (IYLP), which is funded by the Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). In Western Australia, Madalah administers the IYLP on behalf of DEEWR. The programme offers scholarships and leadership opportunities to young indigenous Australians to study at high performing secondary schools or universities.
The School supports the programme financially. Each year, one boy carries the title of the Vines Family Indigenous Scholar, as a result of a gift to the School by Margaret and Roger Vines in 2007. Another boy carries the title of the Ashton Family Indigenous Scholar, from another gift given in 2010 by Ross and Jeannine Ashton. Christ Church is very grateful for their invaluable support and generosity. If you are interested in providing financial support for this vital scholarship programme, please contact Alumni and Philanthropy Officer Andrew Baird on 9442 1528.
The Christ Church Grammar School Indigenous Scholarship Fund is tax-deductible and provides direct support to the Indigenous Student Programme.
Applications should be made in writing to Mr Garth Wynne, Headmaster.
The application is to be completed by the applicant and his parents or guardian and should be accompanied by the cover and information sheet, a copy of the boy's birth certificate, his last two school reports and his Naplan assessment, as well as a recent passport size photograph.
The Headmaster also requires a letter of recommendation from the applicant’s current School Principal and a personal letter of recommendation from a respected member of your community. Please note: the referee cannot be a family member.
For assistance with your application, please direct enquiries to:
Mr Jamie Foster
Indigenous Programme Co-ordinator
Address applications to:
Mr Garth Wynne
Christ Church Grammar School
PO Box 399
CLAREMONT WA 6910
Applications close 31 May 2013.