Tara 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 or boarding fees to girls in both our Junior and Senior Schools.
“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
Offers for 2019 entry scholarships have now been made by the Principal and accepted by families. As you would understand the scholarship process is very competitive and our capacity to offer scholarship places is far less than the number of applicants. We hope you have received your letter which was recently sent out to you. All families who made applications for scholarships have been notified and included in the letter we advise families on wait lists and possible next steps in the process. If additional scholarships become available, we will contact our wait listed students regarding this opportunity.
Tara Scholarships for 2020 have now closed.
Applications for 2020 scholarships closed Monday 25 February 2019. Late applications were accepted until Wednesday 27 February 2019 for an additional fee.
For more information, please contact the Enrolments and Scholarships Office on (02) 8838 2610.
Tara is pleased to offer the following scholarships in 2020:
Academic for girls entering Years 5, 7 and 9
The Academic Scholarships are open to both current students and external applicants. Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio 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 at Tara.
All-Rounder for girls entering Years 5, 7 and 9
The All-Rounder Scholarships are open to both current students and external applicants. Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio 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 at Tara.
Music for girls entering Year 7
To be eligible for the Music Scholarship in Year 7 all candidates must have achieved one of the following:
Pianist must be a Grade 6 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent examination).
Oboe, bassoon, viola, double bass, French horn, trombone, tuba, percussion or voice at a sufficiently high standard (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent).
All Other Instruments must be a Grade 4 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent).
Music 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.
Music candidates are asked to apply with the Tara Music Scholarship Additional Information Form (PDF 241.2KB) due by Wednesday 27 February 2019 by 4:00pm and may be contacted and invited to attend an audition at Tara. Candidates are also asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio. These details will be considered in conjunction with the results of the Edutest academic testing.
Tara Foundation (means-tested) for girls entering Year 7
The Tara Foundation (means-tested) Scholarships are 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 and the additional Tara Foundation Scholarship Additional Information Form (PDF 261.2KB) due by Wednesday 27 February 2019 by 4:00pm, a scholarship portfolio submission and sit the Edutest academic testing.
Boarding for girls entering Years 7-11
In 1897 Tara Anglican School for Girls was established as a boarding school in Parramatta. Regional boarding scholarships reflect the School's continuing commitment to providing outstanding educational opportunities for girls from rural areas. Families must demonstrate they are from a rural or regional area outside of Sydney via proof of their home address. The Tara Boarding Scholarships are open to external boarding applicants from a regional area outside of Sydney (not necessarily NSW). Candidates are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio, outlining their commitment to and high achievement in at least one area such as sport, cultural activities, leadership and service. Applicants must sit the Edutest academic testing.
All scholarships require girls to sit the Edutest scholarship test which will be held at Tara Anglican School for Girls on Saturday 9 March 2019 from 11.20am to 2:30pm for 2020 entry. Scholarship academic testing is conducted by the Melbourne-based Edutest organisation and practice tests are available on the Edutest site.
Following your online application for the scholarship test, please provide a portfolio to the School.
Please use the portfolio template provided here (PDF 855.3KB) for each candidate applying for scholarships at Tara (a portfolio is a requirement of all scholarships at the School).
A portfolio, in general terms, will highlight their academic and co-curricular achievements as well as community service. The student must demonstrate enthusiasm for leadership opportunities, community involvement and/or academic, sporting or cultural pursuits as part of this portfolio.
Scholarship portfolios were required in hardcopy to Tara Anglican School for Girls by Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 4:00pm.
Please submit your portfolio in person to Tara Main Reception or send to:
Tara Anglican School for Girls
We thank you in advance for your understanding that portfolios cannot be returned to families and additional documents cannot be accepted after this date.
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. See above.
Scholarships 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 the year of offer. The scholarships cover partial or full remission of tuition fees or boarding 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.
We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 256KB) 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 and to tour the school please contact the Enrolments Office on 02 9630 6655 or email.