St Catherine's School
Application for St Catherine’s Scholarships 2023
Saturday, 5 February 2022
$115.00

Payment is made at the end of this registration process online. If payment is not made, your registration WILL NOT be valid.

Friday, 28 January 2022
$265.00
Saturday, 29 January 2022

Applications received on or after this date will be charged the Late Fee rate.

Monday, 31 January 2022

St Catherine’s Scholarships 2023

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. St Catherine’s School offers a range of scholarships including:

Year 7 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. 

• Eligible to both current and prospective students entering Year 7 in 2023.

• Applicants must demonstrate strong academic ability.

• Scholarships to be awarded on the basis of the highest result from the written examination administered by EduTest and an interview with the Principal.

• Recipients will be expected to maintain 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.

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

Criteria:

• Eligible for current and prospective students entering Years 5 to 11 in 2023 (Year 7 entry are encouraged to apply for the Year 7 Dr Sylvia Walton AO Award for Academic Excellence).  

• Applicants must demonstrate strong academic ability.

• Scholarships to be awarded on the basis of the results of a written examination administered by EduTest 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.

Criteria:

Eligible for current and prospective students entering Years 10 or 11 in 2023.

• 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 EduTest and an interview with the Principal.

General Excellence

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

Criteria:

Eligible to both current and prospective students entering Years 5 to 11 in 2023

• Scholarships to be awarded on the basis of the results of a written examination administered by EduTest and an interview with the Principal

Music Scholarship

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 from an independent examination. 

• Eligible to both current and prospective students entering Years 5 to 9 in 2023

• 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.

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 Scholarship

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 to current and prospective students entering Years 7–11 in 2023

• Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the academic examination administered by EduTest and an interview with both the Principal Director of Boarding Services.

• Recipients will be expected to maintain commitment to studies and make a significant contribution to boarding life at Illawarra House.

Supporting documentation must be provided at the time of application .  The following documentation must be uploaded here: https://stcatherines.formstack.com/forms/2023_scholarship_documents

  • copy of the most recent school report
  • copy of the most recent NAPLAN report (not required for current St Catherine's students)
  • copy of applicant's birth certificate or passport
  • any supporting documents relevant to your application (e.g.awards, certificates)