Scholarships

Thank you for visiting to learn more about the Scholarship Program at St Mark's. Submissions for 2023 are currently closed. We will be calling for 2024 submissions in November 2022.

2023 Middle School Academic Scholarship Program

At St Mark's, we pride ourselves on providing an environment that encourages students to explore and flourish. Our Middle School provides students with a learning environment that enables them to experiment, discover and create. Not only will students be provided with opportunities to develop their academic skills with a robust curriculum, they will also be provided with a place to develop and nurture friendships and experience personal growth. Year 6 is part of Middle School at St Mark's, and we provide a supportive environment as they take those first crucial steps into Secondary, with a carefully designed transition program. Discover more about our Middle School values and curriculum here.

As a way of encouraging excellence in education and rewarding high achievement, St Mark’s will be offering a limited number of Academic Scholarships for students entering Year 6 in 2023. You are welcome to register your interest by emailing scholarships@stmarks.wa.edu.au or call (08) 9403 1342.

About the Scholarship

Up to four scholarships are available, with partial tuition fee remission. Scholarships will be awarded for the students’ entire Secondary School career at St Mark’s, subject to ongoing review. The number of scholarships awarded each year (and the percentage of tuition fee remission) is at the discretion of the School Council.

The Scholarships are awarded on the performance of the student in the scholarship examination. Shortlisted candidates may also be interviewed prior to final selection of Scholarship recipients.

The testing will be conducted independently by Academic Assessment Services.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place for gatherings on school campus, the testing has been postponed from the original date of Saturday 19 February 2022. The test will now take place on Saturday 26 February 2022. Applicants have been notified of the new testing date and requirements. Please direct any questions to scholarships@stmarks.wa.edu.au

In the interim, please read through the minimum requirements for online testing to be completed at home.

Registration

A Registration Fee of $95 will be charged by Academic Assessment Services for each child sitting the examination. Please note that an additional fee of $50 will be incurred for late registrations. Your registration will be confirmed by Academic Assessment Services. The successful Scholarship recipients will automatically be offered enrolment at the School.

To register click here.

For any queries regarding the 2022 Academic Scholarship Program, please email scholarships@stmarks.wa.edu.au or call (08) 9403 1342. For queries related to the online registration and payment of registration fees, please email scholarships@allwell.com.au.

Key Dates

Applications open: 25 October 2021

Applications close: Remote and overseas candidates must register on the correct link by Friday 4 February 2022. All other scholarships close on Monday 14 February 2022.

Testing Day: Saturday 26 February 2022

Notification of results: Four to six weeks after the test

Eligibility

  • Students aged between 8 and 11, who will be in Year 5 in 2022.
  • International students applying to enrol at (or currently attending) St Mark’s Anglican Community School through Anglican Schools Commission International are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

About the Test

Students are assessed in:

  • Abstract Reasoning and Problem Solving – this test assesses the ability to reason with and analyse information using verbal, mathematical, figural and spatial concepts
  • Mathematics Achievement and Reasoning – for primary and junior secondary students these tests assess curriculum-related mathematics tasks and mathematical reasoning tasks. Middle and senior secondary students are assessed on mathematics reasoning tasks. These are different to curriculum-based mathematics and focus on problem-solving skills
  • Reading Comprehension – this test assesses the ability to remember, locate, analyse, evaluate, derive and combine text propositions with fiction and non-fiction texts of increasing complexity
  • Written Expression – this test assesses students’ facility with written language.

Please note that special preparation or coaching is not likely to improve results. The best preparation is to arrive relaxed and refreshed on the testing day. A good night’s sleep is very important.


Old Scholars' Association Scholarship

The St Mark's Old Scholars' Association awards a scholarship each year to an eligible Year 9 student. The Scholarship provides a 25% fee remission covering the successful applicant's final three years at St Mark's (Years 10 to 12). The OSA Scholarship is managed directly by the Association. For more information, please email osa@stmarks.wa.edu.au.