Scholarships provide talented and deserving students with the opportunity to develop a passion for learning in our engaged, dynamic and inclusive community.

 

St Catherine’s School leads the way for girls’ education in Australia. Through exceptional educational opportunities, we prepare our students to become globally responsive women of the future.
Scholarships provide learning and life opportunities that benefit not only the recipients themselves but provide great value to our students and School community.

2019 Scholarship Application key dates
  • Applications open – Monday 16 October 2017
  • Applications close – Friday 9 February 2018
  • Scholarship testing date – Saturday 17 February 2018

Dr Sylvia Walton AO Award for Academic Excellence

Dr Sylvia Walton AO was the Principal of St Catherine’s School from 2007 to 2013. An outstanding educational leader, the Scholarship recognises her contribution to both the School and the Australian educational landscape.

  • Applicants must demonstrate strong academic ability.
  • Scholarships to be awarded on the basis of the highest result from the written examination administered by Academic Assessment Services and an interview with the Principal.
  • Recipients will be expected to maintain a commitment to studies and make a significant contribution to St Catherine’s School through academic endeavour and leadership.

Academic Excellence

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of proven outstanding academic achievement and is subject to the student maintaining a high level of academic achievement.

  • Eligible for current and prospective students entering Years 5 to 11 in 2019
  • Applicants must demonstrate strong academic ability.
  • Scholarships to be awarded on the basis of the results of a written examination administered by Academic Assessment Services and an interview with the Principal

General Excellence Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate strong academic ability AND who demonstrate excellence in areas such as Sport, Drama, Music, Debating etc.

  • Eligible to both current and prospective students entering Years 5 to 11 in 2019
  • Scholarships to be awarded on the basis of the results of a written examination administered by Academic Assessment Services and an interview with the Principal

VCE Excellence

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of proven outstanding academic achievement and is subject to the student maintaining a high level of academic achievement.

  • Eligible for current and prospective students entering Years 10 or 11 in 2019.
  • For students who have demonstrated a high achievement in academics
  • Scholarships to be awarded on the basis of the results of a written examination administered by Academic Assessment Services and an interview with the Principal

Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships are offered for entry into Year 5 to 9 and are awarded on the basis of the student’s music audition as well as the results of an independent examination.

  • Eligible to both current and prospective students entering Years 5 to 9 in 2019
  • Awarded on the basis of the academic excellence examination, previous school reports and an interview with the Head of Music
  • Candidates must perform two stylistically contrasting pieces in a music audition.
  • Students may be asked to play one or two examples of their own technical work and they may be asked to sight-read a short musical excerpt on their instrument.
  • The scholarship will provide free instrumental tuition on one instrument for the duration of study at St Catherine’s School. (The duration of the instrumental lessons provided each week will be determined at the discretion of the Head of Music based on the particular ability level of the student each year.)
  • As a guideline, the following AMEB Grade levels or equivalent are suggested for entry at each year level. However, the School also encourages potential, with a particular focus on girls wishing to contribute to the School on specific instruments, such as Brass and Double Reed instruments.
    • AMEB Grade 4 level for Years 5 and 6 entry
    • AMEB Grade 5 level for Year 7 entry
    • AMEB Grade 6 level for Year 9 entry.
  • Musicality and a willingness to be a part of a thriving program are of most interest to the School and recipients will be expected to be involved in both the school ensemble program and as solo performers.

Boarding Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to students who can demonstrate their capacity to contribute to the life of the boarding house, particularly to excellence in academic endeavour and leadership.

  • Eligible for current and prospective students entering Years 7–11 in 2019
  • Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the academic examination administered by Academic Assessment Services and an interview with the Principal.
  • Recipients will be expected to maintain a commitment to studies and make a significant contribution to boarding life at Illawarra House.

Yalari Indigenous Scholarship

The St Catherine’s Indigenous Scholarship Program provides full boarding and academic scholarships to Year 7 Indigenous students from regional Aboriginal communities across Australia. This program is a vital component which enriches our culturally diverse School community. In partnership with the Yalari Foundation, the Yalari Scholarship provides recipients with full academic tuition, Boarding House residence, additional academic support and one-on-one mentoring to assist the development of study and organisational skills.

  • Eligible to Indigenous students from regional Aboriginal communities across Australia
  • Scholarships for students entering Year 7 in 2019 will open 2 January 2018.
Application Process
  • On lodgment of your online application, you will receive an automated email confirming successful registration.
  • Prior to the testing date, you will receive a reminder email detailing testing day arrangements.
  • All candidates (current and prospective students) must sit the examination on Saturday 17 February 2018. Unfortunately, no alternative arrangements can be made.
  • It is expected that all candidates will be advised of the outcome of the examination within four weeks of the test date.
  • Following receipt of test results, short-listed students will be invited to attend an interview at which time you will be required to provide:
    • 2017 end of year school report
    • 2017 Semester 1 school report
    • Most recent NAPLAN test report
    • Any relevant documents such as awards, certificates and/or photos of trophies to support your application
    • Visa Certificate (if applicable)
    • A clear and recent photograph of the applicant.

For further inquiries on Scholarships please contact our Admissions Office. Alternatively, please complete the form below to join our scholarships mailing list so we can update you when 2019 scholarship applications open.