Each year, Christ Church offers a variety of scholarships including academic, music, drama, boarding, general excellence, philanthropic, Old Boys’ Association (OBA) Education Fund and Indigenous. The award of a scholarship is at the discretion of the Principal, and not all scholarships are awarded each year. Boys must be Australian permanent residents or citizens. Please note, boys applying for Year 7 Philanthropic, ‘Building Good Men’ (Years 8 to 11) and Indigenous scholarships (Years 7 to 11) are not required to sit an entrance examination. See left for more details.
Scholarship examination: Boys applying for Year 7 Council Entrance (academic), OBA Education Fund, Regional Residential (boarding), Music and Drama scholarships are required to sit an examination at the School on Saturday 6 May 2017. Online applications to sit the exam close 14 April (for overseas based students), 19 April (for regional and remote applications) and 21 April (for local students).
Apply online: Academic Assessment Services (AAS) manages the Christ Church scholarship program. The cost of application is $110, payable online to AAS. Please note: the single application fee of $110 covers all Christ Church scholarships for which the applicant applies, however, it does not cover the cost of separate scholarship applications to the other schools. The online submission 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.
Documentation to submit to the School
To complete your application you are required to submit the following: (mail to: Admissions Office, PO Box 399, Claremont WA 6910 OR scan to: Admissions@ccgs.wa.edu.au)
- Scholarship cover sheet;
- Covering letter from parent or guardian addressed to Principal Alan Jones briefly explaining why the applicant is applying for a scholarship at Christ Church;
- Copy of the receipt/invoice, generated by AAS, and sent to you via email;
- Copy of the applicant’s birth certificate;
- Copy of the applicant’s Semester 2, 2016 report (clearly identified with the applicant’s name if scanning);
- Copy of the applicant’s Year 5 NAPLAN (clearly identified with the applicant’s name if scanning);
- Christ Church Application for Admission form only if the applicant is not registered or enrolled at the (NB Application fee of $150 is waived).
Overseas, regional and interstate applicants
If the applicant 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 Principal arranged. The scholarship process concludes by mid-June with the successful applicants being published on the school website.
A scholarship recipient receives a reduction on tuition 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.