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Scholarships are awarded for the duration. It is our expectation that all scholarship holders will maintain academic standards appropriate to those of a scholarship holder, and standards of conduct and application of the highest order. It is assumed scholarship holders will involve themselves actively in the life of the College, to fulfil representation opportunities as required, and at all times support the general standards of the College.
Year 7 ACER Academic and Music Scholarships – several each year (new and current students)
Year 11 Academic Scholarship – 1 per annum (new students only)
Principal’s Scholarship of Excellence - 2 each year (new and current students)
Coradine Scholarship – 1 per annum (new student only)
Goodlet Legacy Junior School Music Scholarship – up to 3 per annum (new and current students) currently in Years 3, to entry Year 4
Year 7 – Year 12 Music Scholarship – 1 per annum (for new students only)
The Principal's Scholarship of Excellence. As part of this application you will be required to submit a portfolio highlighting her excellence in sporting and/or cultural pursuits.
Most of the PLC Sydney scholarship positions are finalised by the end of Term 2 (other than the Boarding and Coradine scholarships). We receive results of the ACER testing in early March each year and successful applicants are contacted the following week for interviews.
All students applying for the Year 7 ACER Academic and Music Scholarships must sit the ACER examination.
There is no academic testing for other scholarships however you are required to include your daughter’s past 2 years school reports and most recent Naplan as part of the application process.
There is a fee of $125 payable to ACER for the Year 7 ACER Academic and Music Scholarships. This is payable directly to ACER when you register for your daughter to sit the examination.
There is no application fee for other scholarships.
For all new students, to accept a Scholarship you will be required to pay the non-refundable Application Fee of $440 and non-refundable Enrolment Fee of $3175. Please note Scholarships cover tuition fees only.
Yes. All applicants are required to provide full documentation.
You do not need to contact the school. We do not contact applicants prior to the scholarship closing date. After the closing date, ONLY applicants that are shortlisted will be contacted to arrange interview dates and times.
ACER Scholarships: After the closing date, we will write to each applicant to acknowledge receipt of application and to provide details of the ACER testing for those applying for the ACER scholarships. ALL applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application once scholarship places have been offered and accepted.
Depending on the type of scholarship, there will be a number of additional documents and information that you will need to include in your application, for example with the Year 11 Academic Scholarship, the applicant will need to include / attach:
The following scholarships closed at midnight on Wednesday 9 February 2022.
The remaining scholarships ie Boarding and Foundation Bursary, the Goodlet Junior Music Scholarship and the AIEF and Coradine (Indigenous) Scholarships close in May of the year prior to entry.
The Year 7 ACER and Year 7-12 Music Scholarship Auditions will be held in early-mid March.
Please note that Scholarships are not available for Voice, Piano or Harp as first instruments.
This varies from year to year. College Council sets an overall percentage. How that is divided each year shifts according to the quality of the applications. Scholarships are offered at the discretion of the Principal.
This varies from year to year. As a guide, we usually have between 150-200 applicants.
The ACER Academic Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit. We review the results of the ACER testing as this provides a common form of assessment. The ACER Music Scholarships are awarded to outstanding musicians who distinguish themselves during the ACER examination. We do look at the student’s capacity to communicate with others and their willingness to engage at the interview
The value of each scholarship is at the discretion of the Principal. They cover 50%, 66%, 75% and occasionally 100% of the academic fees. Scholarships do not cover textbooks, uniforms, excursions, technology fees, individual subject fees or boarding fees.
It is our expectation that all scholarship holders will maintain academic standards appropriate to those of a scholarship holder, and standards of conduct and application of the highest order. It is assumed scholarship holders will involve themselves actively in the life of the College, to fulfil representation opportunities as required, and at all times support the general standards of the College. Music scholarships and the Principal’s Scholarship of Excellence scholarships have expectations in regard to commitment to College activities.
The scholarship contract expects you to repay the funds. This is because those who donate expect a long-term commitment to the cohort.
She is expected to do her best. We support her in her learning.
Scholarships are awarded for Year 7 to Year 12.
Each applicant is assessed on her own academic merit.
Successful applicants will be contacted in the week commencing 8 March by telephone.
Scholarships are not means tested. Bursaries are means tested.
If a scholarship is offered, written acceptance of the scholarship must be accompanied by a completed PLC Sydney Enrolment Agreement, along with payment of the non-refundable registration fee of $440 and the non-refundable PLC Sydney Enrolment Fee of $3 175 (for external applicants only).
Yes - families will be invited to attend an interview. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 8 March.
Yes - on occasions we do.
Yes - we write to all families at the conclusion of the interviews to notify the outcome of your daughter’s application.
You will receive an email from ACER to your nominated email address with details on how to access your daughter’s results. This will be sent in the week commencing 15 March.
We do not hold offers open indefinitely. You will be required to provide your decision within weeks of receiving the offer.
Scholarships are open to Australian Permanent Residents only. You will be required to provide documentation supporting your daughter’s Australian residency.
The ACER scholarships are open to all students and are awarded on academic merit. It makes no difference if she is a current student, enrolled to commence in a future year or not enrolled.
The Principal has a set amount of funds to distribute. He does this following a fair criteria.
Yes - please contact our Enrolments office to arrange this.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the week commencing 22 February and auditions will be held in the same week.
She will be asked to:
PLC Sydney Music scholars are assessed continuously throughout the year and are expected to participate fully in the Music program offered at PLC Sydney.
Students who gain a scholarship are required to:
Usually all students sit in one examination room. This year, we have 4 examination rooms. Students will be seated alphabetically (by surname). Desks will be appropriately spaced. We will retain a record of the desk where each applicant is seated. We also have a breakout space where we will seat any student who has any symptoms such as a cough or runny nose. Hand sanitiser is available in each room. Face masks may be worn.
We usually provide morning tea. This cannot be done this year so all students are asked to bring their own drinks and morning tea.
Parent Information Session and College Tour
We usually run a parent information session and optional campus tour whilst the testing takes place. Unfortunately, this cannot be done this year. We kindly ask that parents drop their daughters at the meeting point and leave the College grounds. In place of the Parent Session, we have prepared a video from the Principal and the Head of Learning and Teaching to provide information about the College and our academic program.
Please drop your daughter at the roundabout at the Boundary Street entrance at 7.45am. Please note there is no parking available within the school grounds so please allow time to find street parking.
Please collect your daughter from the same location at 11.30am. Please be prompt as there will be no adult supervision after 12 noon.
Your daughter should bring the following on the testing day:
Note that smartwatches must not be brought into the examination room; mobile phones are to be put on silent and placed on the desk.
School uniform is not required. She should wear comfortable clothing.
There are 4 tests: