Scholarships 2019

Pittwater House offers partial scholarships to students for outstanding academic potential and general excellence. Applications opened on Tuesday 5th September 2017 and testing is scheduled for Saturday 24 February 2018.

We give a limited number of general and academic excellence scholarships to students entering Years 7, 9 and 11. We also offer a limited number of academic scholarships for those entering Year 5.

Scholarships at Pittwater House cover a portion of tuition fees. Parents must pay all other expenses at the full rate. The value of the portion is at the discretion of the Principal and depends on the calibre of applicant. Pittwater House only offers partial scholarships.

Scholarships are open to current students of Pittwater House as well as students attending other schools. Applicants must be Australian residents.

How to apply

Timeline for Scholarships for 2019

Scholarship applications must be completed online

Applicants for all scholarships are required to sit the academic examination administered by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER).

Auditions and interviews are held at Pittwater House and shortlisted applicants are notified of times.

Timeline for Scholarships for 2019

5 September 2017Applications open
5 February 2018 Applications close (midnight AEDT)
24 February 2018ACER examination
5 April 2018 Parental reports available
April 2018Principal shortlists applicants and commences interviews
April - May 2018Scholarships offered and candidates notifies

Junior School Scholarships

Academic scholarship: Year 5

Only a limited number of Year 5 academic scholarships are available. These scholarships cover a portion of the tuition fees for Years 5 and 6.

Successful applicants need to consistently achieve a set academic standard. For a Junior School scholarship to continue into Senior School, the student must sit the ACER scholarship exam again upon entry into Year 7.

Senior School Scholarships

Academic scholarship: Years 7, 9 and 11

These scholarships are for excellence in academics. They are awarded to students based on performance in the ACER examination and interview.

Senior School Scholarships offered at Pittwater House cover a portion of tuition fees for the secondary years until Year 12.

Interviews will only be arranged for shortlisted applicants.

General Excellence Scholarships

General excellence scholarships are available to those entering Years 7, 9 and 11.

These scholarships are for excellence in academics as well as broader criteria such as music, sports, debate, the performing arts, the visual arts and more.

They are awarded to students based on performance in the ACER examination, audition and interview.

General Excellence Scholarships offered at Pittwater House cover a portion of tuition fees for the secondary years until Year 12.

How to apply for a General Excellence Scholarship

1. Scholarship applications must be completed online, here.

2. Applicants must also complete the General Excellence Application Form and submit it with their portfolio to the principal.

Scholarship fees

A fee of $110 is paid online for all scholarship registrations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to pay a fee to sit the scholarship examination?
The application fee covers administration of the examination by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER), which is an external provider of service.
Why do you use ACER for scholarship examinations?
Pittwater House works with an independent company to manage the scholarship process and administer scholarship examination papers. They are used by the majority of private schools in Sydney to assess students for scholarships.

Research has shown the ACER scholarship examination recognises and measures students’ capabilities more effectively than other methods.
What should our son/daughter bring on examination day?
Your child should bring:

  • Pens (black or blue)
  • Food and drink for the recess break
Make sure they arrive 15 minutes before the examination starts. Entry for late arrivals is solely at the discretion of the test supervisor.