Tara Anglican School for Girls
Masons Drive, North Parramatta
NSW 2151

Telephone: 02) 9630 6655
Fax: 02) 9683 6297

Email: tara@tara.nsw.edu.au

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Scholarships

Tara's scholarship schemes offers the best education for girls to be deserving students who have strong academic performance, excel in music, and to assist families with financial restrictions, and children from remote Australia. In keeping with Tara’s tradition of inclusion and recognition of outstanding individuals, we are proud offer a number of scholarships and bursaries to girls in both our Junior and Senior schools. For us, these not only benefit the recipients and their families, but also helps enrich the fabric of Tara’s learning environment with both diversity and excellence.

We invite applications from girls for the 2015 school year for the following scholarships and bursaries:

· Academic

· All-Rounder

· Musical

· Foundation

· Children from remote Australia

All scholarships require girls to sit the Edutest scholarship test. These are held on Tara’s school grounds and the 2015 scholarship tests took place on Saturday 22 February 2014 -
8:30am (arrive for a 9:00am start) - 12:00noon (finish).



Scholarship applications for 2015 have now closed. Successful applicants for this round will be contacted by the School in late March and April.



Scholarship Exams are conducted by the Melbourne-based Edutest organisation and practice tests are available on this site.


For all scholarship queries please contact the Scholarship Office via email.
Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions may be downloaded here (PDF).

Scholarships Portfolio

Following your online application please complete a portfolio.

Each candidate applying for a scholarship for Years 5, 7 or 9 must submit a portfolio highlighting their academic and co-curricular contributions. 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 Principal
C/- 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. The school recommends that all portfolios be presented as a hard copy and not an electronic submission.

Please do not submit original documentation in portfolios. If you wish to have your portfolio returned, please ensure that this is noted with your submission.

Scholarship Portfolios need to be submitted to the school by Friday 21 February 2014 at 4:00pm.
Portfolios cannot be accepted on the Scholarship Testing Day.

Academic Scholarships

Available to students going into Years 5, 7 and 9 who are outstanding academic performers. These are awarded to both Tara and non-Tara students on the results of the Edutest scholarship test plus a portfolio that highlights academic and co-curricular contributions. In keeping with Tara’s philosophy of all-round development, the successful applicants must also their show commitment in other fields outside of the classroom, irrespective of their Edutest scholarship test score. Applications closed Friday 14 February 2014.

All-Rounder Scholarships

Available to students going into Years 5, 7 and 9 who are both academically capable but also show both commitment and expertise in other areas such as sport, music, community service and leadership. These are awarded on the results of the Edutest scholarship test plus a portfolio. Applications closed Friday 14 February 2014.

Music Scholarships

Available for students entering Year 7 and awarded based on an audition, an interview and the Edutest scholarship test results. To be eligible, girls must have achieved one of the following:

· Pianist Grade 5 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent),
· All other instruments including Voice must be Grade 3 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent).

Students must submit a pre-application Formfor this scholarship and have received approval from Tara before registering online for the Edutest scholarship test. Applications closed Monday 2 December 2013.

Foundation Scholarships

We recognise that the privilege of a Tara education is not available to all and, in keeping with our philosophy of inclusion and opportunity, we offer these scholarships to girls who come from families with financial restrictions. These are available to girls going into Year 7 and are awarded on all round achievement and character as well as an assessment of the girl’s family’s means. These are awarded on the results of the Edutest scholarship test plus a portfolio. Students must submit additional supporting documents for this scholarship as part of their portfolio submission. Applications closed Friday 14 February 2014.

Isolated Children’s Boarding Bursary

For Years 7 and 9, a bursary to cover the costs of boarding is available to students who come from rural Australia. This is gratefully accepted by the Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA), an external body dedicated to ensuring rural students have equal access to a good education and is awarded to girls who can demonstrate academic achievement and enthusiasm in at least two non-academic fields. For children to be eligible, parents must have membership with the ICPA. Applicants must also sit the Edutest scholarship test. Students must submit additional supporting documents for this scholarship and have received approval from Tara before registering online for the Edutest scholarship test. Applications closed Monday 2 December 2013.


Fee and Closing Date for Scholarships

There is a $110 registration fee for the 2015 scholarship testing program. Payment is made at the end of this registration process online. If payment is not made, your registration WILL NOT be valid.

Registrations closed: Friday 14 February 2014 at 4:00pm.

Late applications will be considered and a late fee will be charged in addition to the $110 registration fee.

Scholarship Portfolios need to be submitted to the school by Friday 21 February 2014 at 4:00pm. Portfolios cannot be accepted on the Scholarship Testing Day.


Contact information

For all scholarship queries please contact the Enrolments & Scholarships Office via email or 02 8838 2622.

You can also contact Edutest directly via email or 03 9014 1411.

We would be pleased to welcome you to visit our school. We have regular Tara Tours of Junior and Senior School and many events throughout each term where prospective families are most welcome to join us. Please register for a tour of the school online here.

Tara Anglican School for Girls


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