ScholarshipsTara Anglican School for Girls offers a number of scholarships to students who can demonstrate co-curricular achievements and strong academic performance. For the music scholarship, the student must excel in music performance. Scholarships are also offered to assist families with limited financial resources. In keeping with Tara’s tradition of inclusion and recognition of outstanding individuals, we are proud to offer a number of scholarships to cover part or full tuition to girls in both our Junior and Senior Schools.
Tara is pleased to offer the following scholarships in 2016:
· Academic Scholarship for girls entering Years 5, 7 and 9
The Academic Scholarship is open to both current students and external applicants. Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portoflio, outlining their achievements and involvement in areas such as sport, cultural activities, leadership and service. These details will be considered in conjunction with the results of the Edutest academic testing.
· All-Rounder Scholarship for girls entering Years 5, 7 and 9
The All-Rounder Scholarship is open to both current students and external applicants. Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portoflio, outlining their achievements and involvement in areas such as sport, cultural activities, leadership and service. These details will be considered in conjunction with the results of the Edutest academic testing.
· Music Scholarship for girls entering Year 7
The Music Scholarship is open to both current students and external applicants. Candidates must demonstrate an advanced level of instrumental or vocal proficiency. Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio and sit the Edutest academic testing. Candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an audition for the Music Scholarship at Tara Anglican School for Girls on Tuesday 17 February 2015.
Successful candidates will be expected to participate fully in the musical life of Tara, including performing in appropriate musical ensembles. Students will be expected to study music through to Year 12.
· Tara Foundation (means-tested) for girls entering Year 7.
The Tara Foundation (means-tested) Scholarship is open to both current students and external applicants. This scholarship is for candidates not otherwise able to attend Tara for financial reasons as it is means tested. Students are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio, include this additional information and sit the Edutest academic testing.
Scholarships Testing for 2016 entry
All scholarships require girls to sit the Edutest scholarship test which will be held at Tara Anglican School for Girls on Saturday 21 February 2015 from 11:30am and finishing at 2:30pm. Scholarship academic testing is conducted by the Melbourne-based Edutest organisation and practice tests are available on the Edutest site.
Individual scholarship results are NOT available to parents.
Scholarship applications for 2016 entry have now closed.
Scholarships PortfolioFollowing your online application for the scholarship test, please provide a portfolio to the school.
Each candidate applying for a scholarship for Years 5, 7 or 9 will be asked to provide a portfolio which in general terms, will highlight their academic and co-curricular achievements. The student must demonstrate enthusiasm for leadership opportunities, community involvement and/or academic, sporting or cultural pursuits as part of this portfolio.
Please address the submission to:
The Scholarships Office
Tara Anglican School for Girls
Masons Drive, North Parramatta 2151
All candidates must use the school approved template for portfolios. All portfolios must have supporting documentation. All portfolios need to be presented as a hard copy and NOT an electronic submission.
Please submit certified copies of your documentation (not original) in portfolios. If you wish to have your portfolio returned, please ensure that this is noted with your submission.
Late Portfolio submissions may be considered in hardcopy to Tara Anglican School for Girls until Friday 13 February 2015 at 4:00pm. Portfolios cannot be accepted on the Scholarship Testing Day.
Please note: for some scholarships, you will be asked to provide additional and specific evidence of achievements or supporting documentation.
Scholarships OffersScholarships are offered based on merit and may be granted at the Principal's discretion. Only applicants who are successful in being offered a scholarship will be invited to an interview with the Principal.
Please note that an application for scholarship at Tara Anglican School for Girls does not guarantee entry to the school as there are limited scholarships available each year.
Successful candidates must take up the scholarship offer in 2016. The scholarships cover partial or full remission of tuition fees (excluding extras). All other expenses are to be met at the full rate by the family.
Students can only receive and hold one scholarship/bursary only for the duration of their study at Tara.
Contact informationWe have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to assist families.
For all scholarship enquiries please contact the Scholarships Office via email or 02 9630 6655.
You can also contact Edutest directly via email or 03 9014 1411.
For further information on enrolment at Tara Anglican School for Girls and to tour the school please contact the Director of Enrolments, Nikki Williams, 02 8838 2610 or email email@example.com.
SCHOLARSHIPS“Tara offers scholarships to students that demonstrate excellence, combined with a high degree of personal commitment and involvement in a range of activities. Students benefit from scholarships because their particular interest and abilities are recognised and valued and are given the opportunity to flourish. Our school and other students also gain from the contribution made by these students to our community. For parents it can be an opportunity to ensure their daughter can be part of a school where Christian values are foundational, the learning culture is one committed to the pursuit of excellence and their daughter will be enveloped in the schools culture of affirmation, service to others, opportunity and integrity."
Mrs Susan Middlebrook,
Principal of Tara Anglican School for Girls