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. Practice tests for may be purchased from ACER by visiting their website.
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:
Portfolios should be forwarded to the Registrar, Ormiston College, PO Box 1835, Cleveland, 4163 on or before the Scholarship Examination date.
To be considered for a Year 7 Scholarship, applicants are required to sit a scholarship examination. The scholarship examination for students entering Year 7 in 2021 will be held on Wednesday 4 March 2020.
Registrations for the Year 7 2021 scholarship examination will open on Monday 21 October 2019. Applications must be made by Sunday 16 February 2020 at 11pm.