Each year, Christ Church offers a variety of scholarships including academic, music, drama, boarding, general excellence, philanthopic, 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 have Australian residency or citizenship.
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. Please note, boys applying for Philanthropic (Year 7), ’Building Good Men’ (Years 8 to 11) and Indigenous scholarships (Years 7 to 11) are not required to sit the examination. See left for more details.
Online applications will open mid-January 2017
Christ Church uses an external testing agency, Academic Assessment Services (AAS) to manage its scholarship program. Once you have registered your son online and paid the $100 registration fee to AAS, please submit the following documents to the School (address details on the cover sheet). Please note: the single application fee of $100 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.
- Scholarship cover sheet
- A cover letter briefly outlining the applicant’s achievements and the reasons for his application
- 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.
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. It may be useful to prepare your answers as Word documents, which can be copied and pasted into the relevant text box.
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.