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. Boys must have Australian residency or citizenship. Online applications open in mid-January and close at the end of April each year. The scholarship exam for next year will be held on Saturday 7 May 2016.
Scholarship application process
All applicants for Year 7 Council Entrance, OBA, Regional Residential (boarding), Music and Drama scholarships are required to sit an examination. Christ Church uses an external testing agency, Academic Assessment Services (AAS) to manage its scholarship program and examination. Once you have registered your son online to sit the scholarship examination and the online payment of the $100 registration fee to AAS has been made, the following documents need be submitted to the School (address details on the Cover Sheet). Please note: The single application fee of $100 covers the cost of the scholarship examination for all Christ Church scholarships for which the applicant applies.
- Scholarship cover sheet
- A copy of the receipt/invoice, generated by AAS and sent to you via email
- Christ Church Application for Admission form (only if the applicant is not yet registered or enrolled at the School, no application fee payable).
- A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate.
Online application procedure
The online application involves a series of questions to be completed by a boy’s parent or guardian and a series of questions for applicants 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. It may be useful to prepare the answer in a Word document before copying and pasting into the relevant text box.
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, AAS will advise and instruct on the procedures to be followed.
The scholarship process includes an individual assessment report generated by AAS that will be posted to parents within a few weeks of the examination. At the same time, parents of successful applicants will be contacted and interviews with the Headmaster arranged. The scholarship process concludes by mid-June with the successful applicants being published on the school website.
Tuition fees for scholarship recipients
A scholarship recipient receives a reduction on school fees to varying degrees. In general, this is to the value of 50% of the normal tuition fees. 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.