As one of the Redlands' most respected private schools, Ormiston College offers limited scholarships to both students already attending Ormiston College, and to students wishing to attend the College. Private school scholarships are achievements to be proud of. We only offer scholarships to students with a demonstrated high degree of excellence in his or her chosen area, combined with a high degree of personal commitment. At Ormiston College, we don't offer scholarships simply to 'fill places'. If applicants don't reach a satisfactory level, then private education scholarships are not awarded.
For those who are successful, this knowledge reaffirms their level of excellence and our belief in their abilities and potential.
Ormiston College offers Scholarships for two key areas of excellence:
Candidates for General Excellence Scholarships are required to submit a portfolio demonstrating his or her achievements and contributions. The portfolio should include:
While winning a scholarship is not only a great affirmation and opportunity, as in many areas of life, it also comes with a level of accountability. Scholarship students are expected and encouraged to be a leader in the academic life of the school, to participate fully in school activities and demonstrate pride and loyalty to the College. He or she is expected to remain at the College until they graduate from Year 12 (barring extraordinary circumstances); though we have the right to terminate a Scholarship at any time should the student’s academic or personal progress and performance be deemed unacceptable.
Ormiston College offers scholarships for academic and general excellence for the Year 7 intake level. The examination for Year 7 entry scholarships is held in the first quarter of the year before the year of the student’s entry to Ormiston College. To each of our successful scholarship winners, we offer part of their private school fees for the extent of the student’s secondary education at Ormiston College. Ongoing scholarship support is subject to an annual review to determine how the student has performed throughout the past year both academically and in adhering to and supporting the Ormiston College ethos and community.
Scholarship selection testing is conducted on our behalf by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), a well-known independent schools national research and development organisation that conducts scholarship testing of many thousands of students across Australia and for scholarship entry into private education in Australia. If you apply for more than one school using the scholarship selection-testing program, your child will need to sit more than one test as each school uses a different test and scores are not shared amongst schools. The examination includes a test of general reasoning, reading comprehension, written expression and mathematics. These tests have been intentionally selected to be age appropriate and non-threatening. Most students find the testing is challenging but not traumatising, and some students may even find the experience enjoyable. ‘Sample Collection of Questions Volume 1’, which provides familiarisation with the test questions and examination format, may be purchased direct from ACER by visiting their website.
To be considered for a Year 7 Scholarship, applicants are required to sit a scholarship examination.
Registrations for the Year 7 2018 scholarship examination have now closed.
Registration for the Year 7 2019 scholarship examination will open on 16 October 2017.
Discretionary scholarships are also offered to new entry students in Years 8 to 12 demonstrating academic excellence or general excellence (music/sporting/cultural). Applications are invited at any time during the course of the academic year. All scholarship applicants will be required to give evidence of a sound academic record.
We sincerely wish you well and look forward to welcoming successful scholarship applicants into the Ormiston College private school community.