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Scholarships 2021

Tara Anglican School for Girls offers a number of scholarships to students who can demonstrate co-curricular achievements and strong academic performance. Students must excel in music performance to be eligible for the music scholarships. 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 pleased to offer a number of scholarships to cover part or full tuition or boarding fees to girls in Senior School. 

“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 they are given the opportunity to flourish. Our school and other students also gain from the contribution made by these students to our community. Parents can be confident that they are providing an opportunity for their daughter to 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 

Applications for Tara Scholarships for 2021 open Tuesday 1 October 2019.

Applications for 2021 scholarships close Monday 24 February 2020. Late applications are accepted until Wednesday 26 February 2020 for an additional fee. 

Apply here.

For more information, please contact the Enrolments and Scholarships Office on (02) 8838 2610.

Tara is pleased to offer the following scholarships for students commencing in 2021: 

  • Academic All Rounder Scholarships for girls entering Years 7 and 9 
  • Music for girls entering Year 7
  • Tara Foundation (means-tested) for girls entering Year 7
  • Boarding for girls entering Years 7-11

Details for these scholarships are outlined below.

Scholarships Testing 

All scholarships require girls to sit the Edutest scholarship test which will be held at Tara Anglican School for Girls on Saturday 7 March 2020 from 11.20am to 2:30pm for 2021 entry. Scholarship academic testing is conducted Edutest and practice tests are available on the Edutest site.  

Edutest results are not distributed to families.

Scholarship Portfolio

Following your online application for the scholarship test, please provide a scholarship portfolio to the School.

Please use the portfolio template provided here (PDF 299KB) for each candidate applying for scholarships at Tara (a scholarship portfolio is a requirement of all scholarships at the School). Portfolios must be A4 in size, stapled at the top left and not presented in a folder.

A scholarship 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 are required in hardcopy to Tara Anglican School for Girls by Monday 24 February 2020 at 4:00pm.

Please submit your scholarship portfolio in person to Tara Main Reception or send to:  

Scholarships Office
Tara Anglican School for Girls 
Masons Drive
North Parramatta NSW 2151 

We thank you in advance for your understanding that scholarship portfolios and MP4 thumb drives cannot be returned to families and additional documents cannot be accepted after this date.

Scholarship portfolios and MP4 video thumb drives (for boarders) 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 below. 

Scholarships Offers

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. 

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 only for the duration of their study at Tara.

FAQs

We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 171KB) to assist families.

Contact information 

For all scholarship enquiries please contact the Scholarships Office via email or 02 9630 6610.

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 6610 or email

Academic All Rounder Scholarships for girls entering Years 7 and 9

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. 

Applicants must sit the Edutest academic testing at Tara on Saturday 7 March 2020.

 Music for girls entering Year 7

To be eligible for the Year 7 music scholarship candidates must have achieved one of the following: 

  • Pianist must be at Grade 5 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent examination).
  • All other instruments including must be at Grade 3 or above (AMEB, Trinity or equivalent).

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 a scholarship portfolio, complete the additional Tara Music Scholarship Additional Information Form (PDF 71.1KB) due by Monday 24 February 2020 by 4:00pm and sit the Edutest academic testing on Saturday 7 March 2020. They may then be invited to attend an audition at Tara.  

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 and is means-tested. Students are asked to apply with a scholarship portfolio, complete the additional Tara Foundation Scholarship Additional Information Form (PDF 70.4KB) due by Monday 24 February 2020 by 4:00pm and sit the Edutest academic testing on Saturday 7 March 2020

Boarding for girls entering Years 7-11

Tara Anglican School for Girls was established in 1897 as a boarding school in Parramatta. Regional boarding scholarships reflect Tara’s continuing commitment to providing outstanding educational opportunities for girls from rural areas within Australia. The Tara boarding scholarships are open to external boarding applicants from regional areas outside of Sydney. Families must demonstrate they are from a rural or regional area outside Sydney and within Australia via proof of their home address. 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. Candidates are also asked to submit an MP4 Video introduction to themselves of up to 5 minutes in length on a USB thumb drive. This introduction should tell us something about the things candidates do in a day in their rural life. Boarding video introductions in an MP4 Video format should be received at Tara Anglican School for Girls by Monday 24 February 2019 at 4:00pm on a USB thumb drive.

Applicants must sit the Edutest academic testing at Tara on Saturday 7 March 2020.

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