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The Mentone Grammar Scholarship Program recognises outstanding achievement. 

At Mentone Grammar we welcome applications for scholarships from students who believe they can make a positive contribution to the Mentone Grammar community. 

  • Academic Scholarships (Years 5, 7, 9 and 10) 
  • General Excellence Scholarships (Years 5, 7, 9 and 10)
  • Creativity Scholarships (Years 5, 7, 9 and 10)
  • Keith Jones Scholarships (Year 9) (Opens Monday 12 February 2018)

Applications for 2019 entry Scholarships are now open. 

Find out more about how you can apply by using the links below.

Academic Scholarships for entry in 2019 are offered in Years 5, 7, 9 and 10 and are available to both current and external students.

Applications Open: 9am Monday 9 October 2017

Applications Close: 5pm Friday 9 February 2018

No late applications will be accepted.

Candidates for Academic Scholarships must be high achieving students who consistently excel academically (applicants should be students recognised as performing in the top 10% on a national level, for example, NAPLAN test results). Shortlisted applicants will be invited, together with their families, for an interview with the Principal or his delegate. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of portfolio review, test results and interview. Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal. Applicants who are not shortlisted for an interview will be notified by email.

The Academic Scholarships are tenable until the student has completed Year 12 and offer part remission of the School's tuition fees. Additional charges such as a non-refundable registration fee and acceptance fee are still payable.

Students wishing to apply for an Academic Scholarship for Years 5, 7, 9 and 10 for entry in 2019 are required to register for testing by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) at Mentone Grammar on Saturday 17 February 2018.

ACER Scholarship Test - Students who are in Year 4 2018 (Year 5 2019 entry)

ACER Scholarship Test - Students who are in Year 6 2018 (Year 7 2019 entry)

ACER Scholarship Test - Students who are in Year 8 2018 (Year 9 2019 entry)

ACER Scholarship Test - Students who are in Year 9 2018 (Year 10 2019 entry)

Further information regarding testing please contact ACER.

Applicants may also opt to apply for the Creativity Scholarships (Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts and Technology). However, separate online application and fees are required.

ACER Scholarship Testing

Date: Saturday 17 February 2018
Time: 8.30am
Location: Mentone Grammar Finlay Anderson and Gregory Fish Libraries
Fee: $110.00

Scholarship Portfolio

All applicants are asked to provide a Scholarship Portfolio in hard copy (not electronic). The portfolio should be delivered to Mentone Grammar reception prior to 5.00pm on Friday 9 February 2018. Please note that the School does not take responsibility for any lost or damaged items provided in the portfolio. As the portfolio will not be returned, please do not include original documents.

Please include the following A4 sized documents:

  • Cover letter with a statement written by the student, explaining why they would like to be considered for the Scholarship and how they believe attending Mentone Grammar would impact his/her future and what they would bring to Mentone Grammar.
  • Mentone Grammar Scholarship Portfolio Cover Sheet with applicant and parent/guardian details.
  • Copies of two most recent school reports.
  • Copy of most recent NAPLAN result.
  • Copy of birth certificate (applicants must be Australian Citizens or Residents).
  • Copies of any other achievements, personal references, recommendations.
  • Creativity Scholarship Applicants (Dance, Drama and Music) please include creativity achievements such as awards, competitions, compositions, examination sheets and history of achievements including solo and/or ensemble performances, professional work, tours, notable performances.
  • Creativity Scholarship Applicants (Technology and Visual Arts) please include creativity achievements such as awards, competitions, photographs, video recordings or other representative sample of your work.   

Please submit the scholarship portfolio to the attention of:

Ms Laura Kenny
Enrolment and Scholarship Coordinator
Mentone Grammar
63 Venice Street
Mentone VIC 3194

General Excellence Scholarships for entry in 2019 are offered in Years 5, 7, 9 and 10 are available to both current and external students.

Applications Open: 9am Monday 9 October 2017

Applications Close: 5pm Friday 9 February 2018

No late applications will be accepted.

Candidates for General Excellence Scholarships must be high achieving students who perform well academically, and who have been recognised as having outstanding Sporting and Leadership qualities. Applicants should be students who are achieving well above average in multiple categories of academia, sport, music, drama, dance, community service and leadership. Evidence of this should be clearly outlined in the portfolio. Shortlisted applicants will be invited, together with their families, for an interview with the Principal or his delegate. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of portfolio review, test results and interview. Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal. Applicants who are not shortlisted for an interview will be notified by email.

The General Excellence Scholarships are tenable until the student has completed Year 12 and offer part remission of the School's tuition fees. Additional charges such as a non-refundable registration fee and acceptance fee are still payable.

Students wishing to apply for a General Excellence Scholarship for Years 5, 7, 9 and 10 for entry in 2019 are required to register for testing by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research) at Mentone Grammar on Saturday 17 February 2018.

ACER Scholarship Test - Students who are in Year 4 2018 (Year 5 2019 entry)

ACER Scholarship Test - Students who are in Year 6 2018 (Year 7 2019 entry)

ACER Scholarship Test - Students who are in Year 8 2018 (Year 9 2019 entry)

ACER Scholarship Test - Students who are in Year 9 2018 (Year 10 2019 entry)

Further information regarding testing please contact ACER.

Applicants may also opt to apply for the Creativity Scholarships (Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Arts and Technology), however, separate online application and fees are required.

ACER Scholarship Testing

Date: Saturday 17 February 2018
Time: 8.30am
Location: Mentone Grammar Finlay Anderson and Gregory Fish Libraries
Fee: $110.00

Scholarship Portfolio

All applicants are asked to provide a Scholarship Portfolio in hard copy (not electronic). The portfolio should be delivered to Mentone Grammar reception prior to 5.00pm on Friday 9 February 2018. Please note that the School does not take responsibility for any lost or damaged items provided in the portfolio. As the portfolio will not be returned, please do not include original documents. 

Please include the following A4 sized documents:

  • Cover letter with a statement, written by the student explaining why they would like to be considered for the Scholarship and how they believe attending Mentone Grammar would impact his/her future and what they would bring to Mentone Grammar.
  • Mentone Grammar Scholarship Portfolio Cover Sheet with applicant and parent/guardian details.
  • Copies of two most recent school reports.
  • Copy of most recent NAPLAN result.
  • Copy of birth certificate (applicants must be Australian Citizens or Residents).
  • Copies of any other achievements, personal references, recommendations.
  • Creativity Scholarship Applicants (Dance, Drama and Music) please include creativity achievements such as awards, competitions, compositions, examination sheets and history of achievements including solo and/or ensemble performances, professional work, tours, notable performances.
  • Creativity Scholarship Applicants (Technology and Visual Arts) please include please include creativity achievements such as awards, competitions, photographs, video recordings or other representative sample of your work

Please submit the scholarship portfolio to the attention of:

Ms Laura Kenny 
Enrolment and Scholarship Coordinator 
Mentone Grammar 63 Venice Street
Mentone VIC 3194

Creativity Scholarships for entry into 2019 are offered for Years 5, 7, 9 and 10 are available to both current and external students. These are offered across Dance, Drama, Music, Technology and Visual Arts.

Creativity Scholarships are tenable until the student has completed Year 12 and offer part remission of the School's tuition fees. Additional charges such as a non-refundable registration fee and acceptance fee are still payable.

Applications Open: 9.00am Monday 9 October 2017

Applications Close: 5.00pm Friday 9 February 2018

No late applications will be accepted.

Candidates for Creativity Scholarships must be high achieving students who have been recognised as having outstanding creative endeavour, skill and leadership. Applicants should be students who are achieving well above average in Dance, Drama, Music, Technology or Visual Arts. Evidence of this should be clearly outlined in the portfolio. Creativity Scholarships candidate in the categories of Dance, Drama and Music may be invited to a private audition. Application for a Creativity Scholarship does not automatically guarantee qualifying for an audition. The audition and interview panel will complete an assessment and forward their recommendations to the Principal. Shortlisted applicants will be invited, together with their families, for an interview with the Principal or his delegate. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of portfolio review, audition (if applicable) and interview. Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal. Applicants who are not shortlisted for an audition or interview will be notified by email.

Applicant should, in their portfolio, show evidence of:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts 

Students wishing to apply for a Creativity Scholarship for Years 5, 7, 9 and 10 for entry in 2019 are required to register online and pay the $110 non-refundable registration fee. Applicants may also opt to apply for the Academic or General Excellence Scholarships. However, separate online application and fees are required.

Creativity Scholarship Auditions 

Dates: Sunday 18 February 2018
Time: A letter will be sent to Auditions for Music, Dance and Drama to shortlisted candidates advising of the details and time of the audition once applications have closed.
Location:Mentone Grammar Creativity Centre, Thorold Theatre

Scholarship Portfolio

All applicants are asked to provide a Scholarship Portfolio in hard copy (not electronic). The portfolio should be delivered to Mentone Grammar reception prior to 5.00pm on Friday 9 February 2018. Please note that the School does not take responsibility for any lost or damaged items provided in the portfolio. As the portfolio will not be returned, please do not include original documents. 

Please include the following A4 sized documents:

  • Cover letter with a statement written by the student, explaining why they would like to be considered for the Scholarship and how they believe attending Mentone Grammar would impact his/her future and what they would bring to Mentone Grammar.
  • Mentone Grammar Scholarship Portfolio Cover Sheet with applicant and parent/guardian details.
  • Copies of two most recent school reports.
  • Copy of most recent NAPLAN result.
  • Copy of birth certificate (applicants must be Australian Citizens or Residents).
  • Copies of any other achievements, personal references, recommendations.
  • Creativity Scholarship Applicants (Dance, Drama and Music) please include creativity achievements such as awardscompetitionscompositions, examination sheets and history of achievements including solo and/or ensemble performancesprofessional worktoursnotable performances.
  • Creativity Scholarship Applicants (Technology and Visual Arts) please include please include creativity achievements such as awardscompetitionsphotographsvideo recordings or other representative sample of your work

Please submit the scholarship portfolio to the attention of:

Ms Laura Kenny  
Enrolment and Scholarship Coordinator  
Mentone Grammar 63 Venice Street 
Mentone VIC 3194

Creativity Scholarships (Dance)

The Creativity Scholarships (Dance) are awarded to students with outstanding dance talent. Students applying for a Dance Scholarship must have skills in various styles of dance, technical proficiency and mastery of artistry, and must demonstrate leadership potential.

For audition students must present:

  • Two contrasting dance styles consisting of no more than two minutes each (for example, contemporary and jazz, classical and hip-hop). The pieces must be choreographer by a dance teacher as opposed to the student’s own choreography
  • Students may be asked to undertake a phrase of movement choreographed by the assessor to show additional skills
  • Students will be asked a short series of questions at the conclusion of the audition
  • Costumes are not compulsory, but are encouraged. Any student performing fly rolls or knee drops must wear knee pads
  • Music is to be played via a USB, iPod, iPad, phone or laptop with an auxiliary input (no CDs)
  • Dance students must present their two styles of dance from their portfolio application

A commitment to perform in Mentone Grammar ensembles is an essential condition of holding a Dance Scholarship and can be reviewed by the Head of Performing Arts at any time. Students awarded a Creativity Scholarship are expected to pursue their study at the VCE level.

 

Creativity Scholarships (Drama) 

The Creativity Scholarships (Drama) are awarded to students with outstanding drama talent. Students applying for a Drama Scholarship must have skills in acting, strong use of movement, voice, gesture, facial expression, strong inter-personal skills, demonstrate self-discipline and leadership potential, and demonstrate a range of characters.

For audition students must present:

  • Two contrasting monologues to demonstrate acting range
  • Student may be asked to re-present a monologue in a different context
  • Monologues must be memorised using movement and space to present the performance
  • Students will be asked a short series of questions at the conclusion of the audition
  • Costumes are not compulsory but are encouraged
  • If applicable, only basic props and sets are permitted and must be carried into the room and up some stairs
  • If sound is required it must be played via a USB, iPod, iPad, phone or laptop with an auxiliary input (no CDs)

A commitment to perform in Mentone Grammar school performances/productions is an essential condition of holding a Drama Scholarship and can be reviewed by the Head of Performing Arts at any time. Students awarded a Creativity scholarship are expected to pursue their study at the VCE level. 

 

Creativity Scholarships (Music) 

The Creativity Scholarships (Music) are awarded to students with outstanding musical talent. Students applying for a Music Scholarship must be studying at least one instrument at the following minimum AMEB Grade level or equivalent:

  • Year 5: Achieved 3rd grade in AMEB or equivalent
  • Year 7: Achieved 4th grade in AMEB or equivalent
  • Year 9: Achieved 5th grade in AMEB or equivalent
  • Year 10: Achieved 6th grade in AMEB or equivalent

For audition students must present:

  • Applicants will be expected to perform two contrasting pieces (accompaniment is welcome and encouraged, no CDs )
  • Candidates will also undertake sight reading and aural tests. Technical work may also be requested

A commitment to perform in Mentone Grammar ensembles and/or choirs is an essential condition of holding a Music Scholarship and can be reviewed by the Head of Performing Arts at any time. Students awarded a Creativity scholarship are expected to pursue their study at the VCE level.


Creativity Scholarship (Technology)

The Creativity Scholarships (Technology) are awarded to students with outstanding creative endeavor, passion and focus for Technology. The Creativity Scholarships (Technology) are tenable until the student has completed Year 12 and offer part remission of the School's tuition fees. The Mentone Grammar other charges, non-refundable registration fee and acceptance fee are still payable.

Students applying for a Technology Scholarship must show evidence of Digital and/or Design Technology. Areas may include digital programing language, robotics. Proficient use of software application e.g: 3D animation, web image creation/ manipulation.

Digital Technology product design and manufacture.

Students should be able to demonstrate evidence of the design process, including product evaluation and reports. 

Applicants are invited to include relevant awards and certificates.


Creativity Scholarship (Visual Arts)

The Creativity Scholarships (Visual Arts) are awarded to students with outstanding creative endeavour and passion for Visual Arts. All applicants are asked to provide a Scholarship Portfolio in hard copy (not electronic). In addition to the Mentone Grammar Scholarship Portfolio Cover Sheet, Creativity Scholarship (Visual Arts)applicants are required to submit a photographic folio of 8 – 10 works demonstrating an engagement in Visual Arts. These may include works created in local art class, at home or in school. A folio is a collection of your work, which shows how your skills and ideas have developed over a period of time. It demonstrates your creativity, personality, abilities and commitment, and helps us to evaluate your potential. You should include work that shows your perceptual, conceptual and technical skills. Work can be completed in any media including (but not limited to): Drawing, Design, Printmaking, Ceramics, Painting, Photography, Film/Video, Digital Media, Textiles/Fibre, Sculpture/Found object, Performance, or Installation

Label each photo on the back with applicant’s name and title of work and mark with an arrow indicating the top of image if unclear. If submitting digital photography, provide hardcopy images. Do not submit any photography on CD or DVD unless your work is screen- based work. Film, performance, multimedia or web pages should be submitted on CD/DVD. For screen based works please write applicant’s name on each CD or DVD. Please submit in a format that can be viewed on a PC or Mac and can be opened and viewed easily.

Please attach a written statement outlining your interest in Visual Art. The statement should include your favorite artists as well as any exhibitions you have attended. Approximately 100 – 500 words in length.

Photographic tips for Creativity Scholarships (Visual Arts) applications

A successful application relies on you presenting the best possible image of your work. Initial selection is made from your photograph. A poor-quality photograph limits your chance of selection. Please note the following recommendations for taking photographs.

  • If one work is comprised of multiple pieces, it is recommended that you photograph works individually as well as showing the work as a whole.
  • If you have sculpture(s) or textiles, you may want to include an image which shows the entire work and one that shows a closer view of the surface of the work.
  • Place the work of art against a clean, one-colour background, preferably a light coloured wall.
  • Make sure the image is sharply-focused and fills as much of the frame as possible.
  • Don't take the photograph on an angle that distorts the image. Stand squarely in front of it.
  • If a flash is used, beware of strong reflections caused by glass and other reflective surfaces. Photograph before framing if you can. Unframed works are acceptable. If a flash is used, beware of strong reflections caused by glass and other reflective surfaces

Creativity Scholarships (Visual Arts) Interview

Shortlisted Creativity Scholarships (Visual Arts) applicants will be invited, together with their families, for an interview with the Head of Visual Arts. For interview, students must present:

Original work, but when necessary, multimedia projects and three-dimensional pieces can be viewed on a computer screen. Always be prepared to explain the method, reasoning and intent behind each piece. We also encourage you to bring your journal or sketchbook, showing your exploration of ideas and documenting works or exhibitions you have seen. Include a range of recent visual work that best communicates your artistic skills and experiences, creative ideas, originality, passion and commitment.

Development work might include sketchbook or workbook pages that show:

  • In depth investigations into subject matter (sketches / photography and other visual documentation of first-hand sources).
  • Investigations into mediums, materials and techniques and technologies.
  • Development of concepts, compositions or details.
  • Written analysis alongside visual work and annotation discussing ideas behind your work.
  • Annotated screen captures, contact sheets, and documentation of digital processes.
  • On the whole, greater emphasis is put on evidence of your visual curiosity, idea generation and exploration, and your energy, engagement and contextual awareness, than on high level technical skills and finish.

The Keith Jones Scholarships for entry in 2019 are offered in Year 9 and are available to external students only.

Applications Open: 9am Monday 12 February 2018

Applications Close: 5pm Monday 15 May 2018

No late applications will be accepted.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited, together with their families, for an interview with the Principal or his delegate. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of portfolio review, audition (if applicable) and interview. Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the Principal.

Portfolio – a scholarship portfolio must be delivered to Mentone Grammar reception prior to 5.00pm on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

Applicants should, in their portfolio, show evidence of:  

  • High academic achievement
  • Leadership capacity
  • Entrepreneur ability
  • Involvement in social justice

The Keith Jones Scholarships are tenable until the student has completed Year 12 and offer part remission of the School's tuition fees. Additional charges such as a non-refundable registration fee and acceptance fee are still payable.

Students wishing to apply for a Keith Jones Scholarship for Year 9 for entry in 2019 are required to register on our website.

Keith Jones Scholarship Scholarship Portfolio

All applicants are asked to provide a Scholarship Portfolio in hard copy (not electronic). The portfolio should be delivered to Mentone Grammar receptionprior to 5.00pm on Tuesday 15 May 2018. Please note that the School does not take responsibility for any lost or damaged items provided in the portfolio. As the portfolio will not be returned, please do not include original documents. 

Please include the following A4 sized documents

  • Cover letter with a statement written by the student explaining why they would like to be considered for the Scholarship and how they believe attending Mentone Grammar would impact his/her future and what they would bring to Mentone Grammar.
  • Mentone Grammar Scholarship Portfolio Cover Sheet with applicant and parent/guardian details.
  • Copies of two most recent school reports.
  • Copy of most recent NAPLAN resul
  • Copy of birth certificate (applicants must be Australian Citizens or Residents)
  • Keith Jones Scholarship applicants should, in their portfolio, show evidence of high academic achievement, leadership capacity, entrepreneur ability and involvement in social justice
  • Copies of any other achievements, personal references, recommendations

Please submit the scholarship portfolio to the attention of:

Ms Laura Kenny
Enrolment and Scholarship Coordinator
Mentone Grammar
63 Venice Street
Mentone VIC 3194

It is the School's expectation that a student who receives a scholarship will remain at Mentone Grammar until the end of Year 12. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate continued commitment to their educational priorities and progress suitably well with good effort ratings.

All students are expected to adhere to the Mentone Grammar Vision and Values namely: Respect, Caring, Resilience, Service, Discipline, Endeavour and Integrity.

Students on scholarships who leave prior to the completion of Year 12 may be asked to refund the amount of fee remission provided by Mentone Grammar.

The number of scholarships awarded and the percentage of tuition fee remission is at the discretion of the Principal. All scholarships are confidential.

In addition to the above conditions, Creativity Scholarship students are required to:

Dance

  • Participate in the Cre8tive Dance ensemble and performance, as well as school productions.
  • From time to time, the Head of Performing Arts may call upon Scholarship students to take part in additional ensembles, where needed. And students must be willing to assist and participate in other ensembles and productions.
  • Be working towards increasing their skill levels and attend external examinations.
  • Study Dance as an elective from Year 9 through to VCE.

Drama

  • Participate in school productions and the choir.
  • From time to time, the Head of Performing Arts may call upon Scholarship students to take part in additional ensembles, where needed. And students must be willing to assist and participate in other ensembles and productions.
  • Be working towards increasing their skill levels and attend external examinations.
  • Study Drama as an elective from Year 9 through to VCE.
  • Participate in at least two school ensembles. From time to time, the Head of Performing Arts may call upon Scholarship students to take part in additional ensemble, where needed.
  • Perform in a minimum of two school productions, including the major production each school year.
  • Be working towards increasing their skill levels and attend external examinations.
  • Study Dance / Drama as an elective from Year 9 onwards, unless other arrangements have been made with the Performing Arts Faculty Coordinator.

Music

  • Participate in at least two school ensembles. From time to time, the Performing Arts Faculty Coordinator may call upon Scholarship students to take part in additional ensemble, where needed.
  • Study Music as an elective from Year 9 onwards, unless other arrangements have been made with the Performing Arts Faculty Coordinator.
  • Learn at least one instrument formally (with an instrumental tutor).
  • Complete grade performance examinations.
  • Perform in a minimum of two school concerts and one solo performance each school year.

The Head of Performing Arts has the responsibility to monitor these expectations. Where students consistently and determinedly fail to meet all these expectations and obligations, there will be cause to review the status of their scholarship and bring the matter to the attention of the Principal.

Technology

  • Enthusiasm to be involved in new and emerging technologies
  • Undertake Technology subjects until the completion of year 12
  • It would be favourable if the students elected to be involved in cocurricular programs including lunchtime activities and external competitions
  • Willing to assist, participate and assist in other Technology related demonstrations
  • Undertake external competitions, exhibitions and events
  • The ability to generate design ideas and recognise those that work
  • The ability to develop theories and ideas further
  • The ability to execute these concepts

The Head of Technology has the responsibility to monitor these expectations. Where students consistently and determinedly fail to meet all these expectations and obligations, there will be cause to review the status of their scholarship and bring the matter to the attention of the Principal.

Visual Arts

  • Undertake Visual Arts subjects until Year 12.
  • Involved in co-curricular programs including lunchtime activities.
  • Undertake external competitions, exhibitions and events.
  • Willing to assist, participate in other Visual Arts related demonstrations, exhibitions and events.

The Head of Visual Arts has the responsibility to monitor these expectations. Where students consistently and determinedly fail to meet all these expectations and obligations, there will be cause to review the status of their scholarship and bring the matter to the attention of the Principal.

How do I apply for a Scholarship at Mentone Grammar?

Apply online via the links in the above information.


When is ACER testing held at Mentone Grammar?

A central testing day for scholarships is held every February for entrance to Mentone Grammar the following year. Applications usually open in October of the previous year. Please check the website for details. ACER testing will take place on Saturday 17 February 2018.


What entry year levels are available for a scholarship?

The year levels offered and number of scholarships awarded each year for each category is at the Principal’s discretion and is dependent upon the availability of places. Students may apply for Scholarships for Years 5, 7, 9 and 10 2019.


What time should I arrive on testing day?

Registrations commence at 8.15am and conclude at 8.45am at the PSP (Primary School Applicants Year 5 2019) Finlay Anderson Library (FAL) and SST (Secondary School Applicants Years 7, 9 and 10 2019) Gregory Fish Library (GFL). Students should arrive no later than 8.30am. Upon registration you will receive an email confirming, testing venue; arrival time etc.


What time does the testing begin?

All testing commences at 9.00am, however, students need to be seated at the testing venue and ready to start the test at 9.00am, so please arrive at the SST (Secondary School Applicants) Gregory Fish Library (GFL) and PSP (Primary School Applicants) Finlay Anderson Library (FAL) no later than 8.30am. Upon registration you will receive an email confirming testing time etc.


What time does the testing conclude?

This depends upon the level applied for and whether testing commenced on time. There are two testing venues – PSP (Primary School Applicants Year 5 2019) Finlay Anderson Library (FAL) and SST (Secondary School Applicants Years 7, 9 and 10 2019) Gregory Fish Library (GFL) the finish times can vary between 11.30am – 12.30pm. Upon registration you will receive an email confirming testing time etc.


Where do I drop off and pick up my child?

For drop off, students are to be escorted by parents/caregivers to the testing venue – PSP (Primary School Applicants Year 5 2019) Finlay Anderson Library (FAL) and SST (Secondary School Applicants Years 7, 9 and 10 2019) Gregory Fish Library (GFL) by 8.30am to allow for registration upon arrival. At the conclusion of testing, please pick up where you dropped your child off. You will be notified of registration procedures in the week leading up to the test. Upon registration you will receive an email confirming registration location and time etc.


Can I go with my child to the testing area?

Parents are not permitted to accompany their child to the testing area as this can delay start times and unsettle some students, including your own child. Once you register your child’s arrival at the testing venue – PSP (Primary School Applicants Year 5 2019) Finlay Anderson Library (FAL) and SST (Secondary School Applicants Years 7, 9 and 10 2019) Gregory Fish Library (GFL).


Can I wait at the School during testing?

During the examinations, you may like to join in a tour of the School. Tours depart from our Creativity Centre at 9.30am and 11.00am followed by refreshments or you may just return to the testing venue at the completion of testing.


Do we need to provide a portfolio? 

Students applying for Scholarships will need to provide a portfolio outlining the student’s achievements for consideration in conjunction with testing results and/or audition.

All applicants are asked to provide a Scholarship Portfolio in hard copy (not electronic). The portfolio should be delivered to Mentone Grammar reception prior to 5pm Friday 9 February 2018. Please note that the School does not take responsibility for any lost or damaged items provided in the portfolio. As the portfolio will not be returned, please do not include original documents.

Mentone Grammar Scholarship Portfolio Cover Sheet 

Please submit the scholarship portfolio to the attention of:

Ms Laura Kenny 
Enrolment and Scholarship Coordinator 
Mentone Grammar
63 Venice Street
Mentone VIC 3194


What do we bring?

Students require two HB or B pencils, an eraser, a sharpener and two blue or black pens stored in a clear plastic bag. Students will have a quick break in which they will be supplied with a drink and snack. Students with food allergies or intolerances need to provide their own snack. Students are encouraged to bring their own clear water bottle.  Upon registration you will receive an email confirming what to bring; morning tea arrangements etc


What is covered on the tests?

PSP (Primary School Applicants Year 5 2019)

2 x Multiple Choice tests (Mathematics and Reading & Viewing); 2 x Writing Tasks

SST (Secondary School Applicants Years 7, 9 and 10 2019)

2 x Multiple Choice tests (Mathematics or Mathematics/Science & Humanities); 2 x Writing tasks

We suggest looking at the ACER website for more information and practice tests.


Can students sit ACER practice tests, if so, how do we obtain them?

Yes, you may obtain practice tests via the ACER website. There is a charge for accessing these.


Will students receive a copy of the results from ACER?

Students will be provided with their results by the end of Term 1, 2018.


When will students find out if they are successful for an interview/audition?

Short listed students will be asked to attend an interview in Term 1, 2018.


When will students find out if they have a scholarship, after the interview stage?

You will be advised of an expected timeframe at the time of interview.


How many scholarships are offered?

A small number of scholarships will be offered to extremely high performing students.


How much will the scholarships cover?

The Scholarships on offer cover a portion of Tuition Fees. Full fee Scholarships are not available.


Does money have to be repaid to the School if a student on a scholarship leaves the school?

Students on scholarships who leave prior to the completion of Year 12 will be asked to pay back the amount of fee remission provided by Mentone Grammar.


Does the scholarship last for the whole time students are enrolled at Mentone Grammar or does it expire?

Usually scholarships are issued through to the end of Year 12. However, scholarships are the subject of annual review. Students on scholarship who are not making a significant contribution to the life of the School or who are not trying hard enough may have their scholarship revoked.


Can students sit a Scholarship at another school and share results with Mentone Grammar, or vice versa?

Where students wish to attend testing at another school on the same day as the Mentone Grammar testing date, we ask that you register sit the alternate testing day at ACER, as we are unable to share results with other schools.

Contact

Laura Kenny
Enrolments and Scholarship Coordinator 
Phone: + 61 3 9584 4211
Email: scholarships@mentonegrammar.net

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