Online Scholarship registration for Year 7 2020 will open on Monday 5 November 2018. There will be a link available here from that date. Registrations will remain open until a week prior to the Scholarship Testing which will take place on Saturday 9 February 2019. All applicants must attend this testing.
Scholarships are offered at Brigidine College to provide an additional entry point for students whose gifts have the capacity to add value to the College and are aligned with the College spirit and ethos. A maximum of two scholarships per year may be offered. The guiding principles are:
- the scholarships are offered in Year 7 only
- the scholarship will cover full or part remission of tuition fees from the point of entry to the end of Year 12 on the basis of the student continuing to meet the conditions of the scholarship
- the Principal reserves the right to determine the recipients and no discussion will be entered into.
The College has a long-standing reputation for excellence in the development of individuals and offers many opportunities for students to develop their skills and interests. The College would like to acknowledge and encourage achievement and assist students in developing capacity.
Students will be selected for the award of a Scholarship on the basis of:
- academic ability demonstrated through the scholarship testing and reflected in school and NAPLAN reports
- general all round ability indicated in a personal Curriculum Vitae and outstanding skills in at least two of the following
- debating and public speaking
- communication skills both written and verbal
- performing arts
- congruence of values with the College.
The Scholarship will incorporate:
- Opportunities for students to further develop their recognised areas of skills and talents, explore individual choices, strive for personal excellence and take an active role in effecting change in their society.
- Experiences and skill development which enable students to make informed decisions and participate constructively in contemporary social debate.
- Involvement in a wide range of activities which may assist in providing future career directions.
Registration and Examination
Scholarship testing for entry into Year 7 in 2020 will take place at Brigidine College, 325 Mona Vale Road, St Ives on Saturday, 9 February 2019. Applicants should arrive no later than 8.30am and the examination concludes at 12.30pm. Students should wear neat casual clothes, bring morning tea and water bottle.
In addition to sitting the testing morning, applicants for the Scholarship are requested to supply a Curriculum Vitae of achievements and interests designed and created by the student herself. This should include –
- Curriculum Vitae: a short resume (two pages maximum) outlining the applicant’s achievements in the last three years;
- a handwritten covering letter outlining why the applicant thinks she should be considered for the scholarship. The letter should be no longer than one A4 page;
- the applicant’s Semester 2 report from the previous year;
- Curriculum Vitae and reports are to be received at the College no later than 8.30am Saturday 10 February 2018. All lodgements are to be in hard copy.
To apply for a Scholarship:
- Register and pay online.
- Prior to examination, forward Curriculum Vitae including copies of Year 3 and Year 5 NAPLAN results and Year 4 and Year 5 school reports to Principal, Brigidine College, 325 Mona Vale Road, St Ives NSW 2075 (hard copy only, lodgement via email will not be accepted)
- Attend Scholarship examination at Brigidine College on Saturday, 10 February 2018.
Expectations of the Scholarship Award
- Achieve their best in application to life at the College, studies and contribution to community engagement.
- Commit to personal excellence.
- Lead by example at the College.
- Represent the College where appropriate.
- Serve the community.
- Adhere to College policy and procedure requirements concerning student behaviour and expectations.
Results of Application
A short list of applicants will be identified by the Principal and the Deputy Principal Teaching and Learning and invited to an interview at the College with their parents.
The successful applicants will be notified both by telephone and in writing of the offer and terms and conditions of the Scholarship. Acceptance will be contingent on both parents and students signing an acceptance of the conditions of award, completion of the College application form and payment of the Application and Enrolment fees.
The number of full or part scholarships awarded will be at the discretion of the Principal.
Registered parents will be notified by post or email of the status of their daughters application whether successful or unsuccessful. Examination results will not be made available.