Peninsula Grammar is offering scholarships for students entering Year 5 in 2018. Applications are now open.
Scholarship Selection Testing is conducted on our behalf by ACER, The Australian Council for Educational Research, a well-known, independent, national research and development organization. ACER currently conducts scholarship testing of many thousands of students across Australia.Please note that a candidate who registers for more than one school using the ACER program will need to sit more than one test as scores are not shared amongst schools. If two schools offer testing on the same day, candidates will have to choose between the schools.
We offer two types of scholarships commencing in Year 5 – Academic and General Excellence.
Academic Scholarships are awarded to the students who perform best on the examination.
General Excellence Scholarships are awarded to students who do well on the examination and who can demonstrate excellence in areas such as Sport, Music, Drama, etc. Evidence of achievement will be required from those students who are invited for General Excellence interviews after the awarding of Academic Scholarships is completed.
Scholarships commencing in Year 5 are usually tenable until the completion of Year 12.
The examination includes a test of general reasoning, spelling, reading comprehension, written expression and maths. These tests have been intentionally selected to be appropriate and non-threatening for this age group. Most students find that the testing is challenging but not traumatising, and many even find the experience enjoyable! For further information regarding the structure of the test, please refer to the ACER website.
ACER offers several publications which may assist your child to prepare for the test. Please refer to the ACER website for details.
Please note that past tests are not available for purchase.
We usually receive the test results from ACER approximately two weeks after the exam. However, it takes an additional four weeks for the scholarship process to be finalized by the School and parents should rest assured that they WILL be contacted with regard to their child’s performance in the exam. The School will provide a written report of each child’s examination results to parents.
The School’s decision as to the number of Scholarships offered, and to whom, is final. No correspondence will be entered into with parents of children who are not awarded a Scholarship or a Scholarship interview. The School’s enrolment policies and requirements will be taken into account in awarding scholarships.
To apply for a Year 5, 2018 Scholarship:
Online Registration: $125
Closing Date: Applications must be made on-line and registrations will close at noon on Monday 13 February 2017.
After this date and time any late applications may only be made in person at the Peninsula Grammar Admissions Office and will incur an additional late fee of $50.
NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3PM ON FRIDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2017.
Within Australia: $190 Overseas: $300
Please note that ACER does not have established ACER Examination Centres for overseas or country candidates, but can provide some assistance in setting up additional centres and in the delivery of test materials to them.
All remote applications must be received by noon on 1 February 2017 and unfortunately late remote applications cannot be accepted.
Please note that the online registration fee must be paid by credit card. It will take approximately 20 minutes to complete the online registration process.
You will receive an email from ACER confirming your registration. If you experience any problems while registering online, please contact a member of the ACER technical support team at email@example.com
If you have any queries regarding the Peninsula Grammar Scholarship Program, please contact our Admissions Office on (03) 9788 7753.
Parents wishing to view the School are invited to contact our Admissions Office, who welcome enquiries at any time and will be happy to arrange personal tours for families. Telephone (03) 9788 7753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.