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Scholarships

Please note, the Scholarship selection process for the Year 6, 2022 Academic Scholarship has concluded.

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 at St Mark’s on Saturday 19 February 2022.

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 19 February 2022 (8.20am to 12.30pm)

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.

Additional Information

Prior to the testing date: Please advise the School and AAS of any serious medical conditions which may require monitoring on the testing morning e.g. EpiPen, Diabetes

On the Scholarship examination day

  • Bring two pens – blue or black. All other materials will be provided.
  • Bring tissues.
  • Make sure to arrive ahead of the time given. Being late may unsettle the student.
  • Use the toilet before the first test session. Interruptions may affect results.
  • The four tests are held in two sessions.
  • There is a 20-minute break between each session.
  • Bring food and drink for the recess break.
  • Entry for late arrivals is at the sole discretion of the test supervisor.
  • Unpaid applicants will not be permitted to attend the testing.

Items not permitted in the examination

  • Bags (students will be able to store their recess snack at the back of the venue).
  • Calculators.
  • Mathematical instruments such as compasses or dividers.
  • Photographic or other data/image recording equipment.
  • Programmable watches or mobile phones.
  • Rulers.
  • Books or paper/s.
  • Apple or smart watches.

Should you have any further queries regarding the 2022 Academic Scholarship Program, please email scholarships@stmarks.wa.edu.au or call (08) 9403 1342.

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.