The Friends' School

About Friends’ Scholarships

Applications for 2019 entry scholarships are now open. Online applications must be completed and submitted by 5pm on 16 March 2018

The Friends’ School offers scholarships in three different categories – Music, Merit and Boarding. These are available for students who wish to attend the School, as well as those currently attending the School.

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A Music Scholarship provides a 25% reduction to tuition fees only. All scholarships are tenable throughout the student’s enrolment time. Additional financial assistance may be available for families that demonstrate a financial need in order to attend The Friends’ School.

Music Scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate outstanding musicianship and the ability to make an ongoing, strong and varied contribution to the musical life of the School.

For a candidate’s musicianship to be considered outstanding he or she needs to be able to perform fluently and with subtlety of expression, and demonstrate instrumental and/or vocal technique advanced for their age.

All successful candidates will be expected to play an active part in promoting the musical life of the School.

Music Scholars in the High School meet with a Head of High School and the Head of Music once during the course of each year to review involvement in the Music Program and academic participation. Years 11 and 12 Scholars meet only with the Head of Music unless a meeting with the Head of Clemes is also necessary.

A significant appraisal of music scholarship recipients is undertaken in Year 9.  If there are doubts regarding a student’s musical and academic performance, the student and parents will be informed. The student will be counselled and offered support to refocus his or her efforts. A Music Scholarship awarded for Years 7–12 may be withdrawn after the completion of Year 10 if the student fails to meet the School’s expectations of academic commitment and/or personal conduct.

Music Scholarship applicants are not required to sit the merit scholarship examination paper. Instead, a candidate’s commitment to their studies will be ascertained through feedback from referees, samples of school work and the interview at the time of the audition.

Merit Scholarships

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A Merit Scholarship provides a 25% reduction to tuition fees only. All scholarships are tenable throughout the student’s enrolment time. Additional financial assistance may be available for families that demonstrate a financial need in order to attend The Friends’ School.

These scholarships are offered to students who demonstrate they have strong abilities across a range of the key areas of learning.

Examination papers are written by a team of Friends’ teachers, who represent a broad range of learning areas. A variety of questions invite students to present written responses intended to demonstrate both the breadth and depth of their academic proficiency. We seek students who are academically well-rounded and who also embody the values reflected in our Purpose and Concerns.

Candidates who are successful and shortlisted following the examination paper will be invited to an interview with our scholarship panel. During this process the panel will seek information on how the student might contribute to The Friends’ School beyond their academic capabilities.

A rigorous appraisal of the student holding a Merit Scholarship from Years 7 through to Year 12 will be conducted in Year 9 to determine the status of their current academic standing at The Friends’ School. If there are doubts that the student is contributing to the anticipated level, the student and parents will be informed. The student will be counselled and offered support to refocus his or her energies. A Merit Scholarship awarded for Years 7–12 may be withdrawn after the completion of Year 10 if the student fails to meet the School’s expectations of academic commitment and/or personal conduct.

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A Boarding Scholarship provides a 25% reduction to tuition and boarding fees. All scholarships are tenable throughout the student’s enrolment time. Additional financial assistance may be available for families that demonstrate a financial need in order to attend The Friends’ School.

Applications for Boarding Scholarships are invited from students who would otherwise be unable to attend the School because of their remote residential location or other circumstances related to their residential arrangements.

Candidates who are successful and shortlisted following the examination paper will be invited to an interview with our scholarship panel.

Shortlisted boarding candidates will need to demonstrate a willingness to participate in school life and be a positive member in our Walker House residential community.

If there are concerns that the student is not contributing to the anticipated level, or their behaviour is not meeting expectations of boarding staff, the student and parents will be informed. The student will be counselled and offered support to refocus his or her energies.

 

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