We encourage current and prospective students to apply for our scholarships and awards.

Our scholarships and awards have been established to acknowledge and foster the development of students with special talents and to encourage their contributions within the school and wider community. Our scholarships are highly competitive, and are open to current and prospective students.

Only students living permanently in Australia are eligible for scholarship examinations at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School. Students currently holding ongoing scholarships in another school are not eligible. Examinations and auditions are administered at one of our campuses.

 

Academic Scholarships

We invite students with an outstanding academic record to apply for our Academic Scholarships. These scholarships offer full or part remission of tuition fees, and do not apply to school development or the composite fee component of annual fees.

Academic Scholarships continue to the conclusion of Year 12, conditional upon criteria including sound academic progress and active participation in the school’s co-curricular programme. The progress of recipients is reviewed annually.

Online registrations for 2020 Academic Scholarships are now open.

 

Academic Scholarship eligibility

Scholarships are available for new and continuing students entering Year 7, Year 9 or Year 11. 

Students new to Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School, or attempting to gain scholarship entry to Year 7, Year 9 or Year 11 in 2020 are required to sit the scholarship examination.

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School students entering Year 9 or Year 11 in 2020 do not sit the scholarship examination.  Semester and examination results are used to assess eligibility.

Please note that students currently holding ongoing scholarships at another school will not be considered.  Awards are also not available to overseas full fee paying students. 

If shortlisted, the Scholarship applicants are required to bring a copy of their most recent school reports and NAPLAN test results to their interview.  Applications may not be considered without a copy of these results.

Academic Scholarship examinations

Examinations are held at the Keilor East campus, Rachelle Road, Keilor East.
Examinations begin at 8:30am sharp.

  • Level One (Year 7 in 2020) on Saturday 23 February, 2019, at McNab House (Girls) and Infinity Centre (Boys)
  • Level Two (Year 9 in 2020) on Saturday 16 March, 2019, at the Infinity Centre 
  • Level Three (Year 11 in 2020) on Saturday 16 March, 2019, at the Infinity Centre

 

Applications for Academic Scholarships

Closing dates
Level One (Year 7 in 2020) applications close Wednesday 13 Feburary @ 3pm.
Level Two (Year 9 in 2020) applications close Wednesday 6 March @ 3pm.
Level Three (Year 11 2020) applications close Wednesday 6 March @ 3pm.

 

Excellence in Music Award

We invite students with outstanding musical ability to apply for an Excellence in Music Award. Award recipients will be required to commit to the school and its music programme. The progress of recipients is reviewed annually.

Online registrations for 2020 Excellence in Music awards are now open.

Applications for 2020 Music Excellence scholarships close Friday 8 Feburary, 2019.

Excellence in Music Eligibility

Excellence in Music Awards are available to students who wish to enter the school as well as those who already attend the school. Excellence in Music Awards are offered to students entering Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 or Year 11. Students must apply in the year prior to the year of entry, that is, in Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9 or Year 10. Students currently holding ongoing scholarships at another school will not be considered. Awards are also not available to overseas full fee paying students.

Scholarship applicants are required to submit a copy of their most recent school reports and NAPLAN test results with their application. Applications may not be considered without a copy of these results.

Auditions will be held at the Keilor East campus, Rachelle Rd, Keilor East in the Auditorium of the HR Stevens Music Centre on Saturday 16 Feburary, 2019.

Applications for 2020 music excellence scholarships close Friday 8 Feburary, 2019

Applications for Excellence in Music Awards

Online registrations for 2020 Excellence in Music Awards are now open and will close Friday 8 Feburary, 2019 @ 4pm.

Terms and Conditions Music

EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC AWARDS 2020

Students of outstanding musical ability are invited to apply for an Excellence in Music Award. Award recipients will be required to commit to the school and its music programme.

Excellence in Music Awards are available to students wishing to enter the school as well as those who already attend PEGS.

Auditions in 2019 are for entry to Year Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten and Eleven in 2020 only. They will be held in the H R Stevens Music Centre at the Keilor East campus on Saturday 16 February 2019.

Applications close Friday 8 Feburary @ 4pm, 2019.

THE AWARD

Recipients of Excellence in Music Awards will receive partial remission of general tuition fees, free private music tuition and, if applicable, free instrument hire.

CONDITIONS

An Excellence in Music Award is tenable for up to six years subject to the recipient fulfilling the following conditions:

  • Participate fully and with enthusiasm, in the study of music in the classroom, instrumental and ensemble programmes
  • Must be enrolled in Private Instrumental Tuition Lessons at school for their principal and second instruments
  • Participate in at least two music ensembles, one of which will be the Senior Choir*
  • Make good academic progress and commit to academic studies
  • Adhere to the school’s policies and rules
  • Pursue their education at the school, wherever possible, through to Year Twelve

 

*Pianists will participate in the Senior Choir, as well as contribute substantially to the programme in other ways. This may include joining an ensemble on their second instrument, solo performances, chamber ensembles, accompanying etc.

Year Eleven only
In addition to the conditions listed above:

  • Study VCE Music Performance

Year Ten only
In addition to the conditions listed above:

  • Must enrol in at least one semester of Year Ten Music electives

 Year Seven, Eight and Nine only
In addition to the conditions listed above:

  • Must enrol in at least one semester of Year Nine and one semester of Year Ten Music electives

 

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates must meet the minimum Australian Music Examination Board (AMEB) standard (or equivalent) required for their instrument at the time of application. A good academic standard is also necessary.

Students currently holding ongoing scholarships in another school will not be considered.

Awards are not available to overseas full fee-paying students

 

 

THE INSTRUMENTS TAUGHT AT THE SCHOOL ARE:

Brass

Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

Guitar

Acoustic, Electric, Bass

Keyboard

Piano, Contemporary Piano, Synthesizer

Percussion

Orchestral Percussion, Drum Kit

Strings

Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Voice

Male and Female

Woodwind

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

The minimum standards required in these instruments are:

 Instruments
 
 For Year Seven and Eight Entry   For Year Nine and Ten Entry For Year Eleven Entry 
Brass Grade 3 Grade 5 Grade 6
Guitar Grade 3 Grade 5 Grade 6
Keyboard Grade 5 Grade 7  Grade 8
Percussion Grade 3 Grade 5 Grade 6
Strings Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 7
Voice Grade 1 Grade 3 Grade 5
Woodwind Grade 3 Grade 5 Grade 6

 

Documentation providing evidence of Grade level achieved must be submitted at the time of application. If an AMEB certificate/report is unavailable a statement from the current instrumental teacher giving details of technical work and repertoire is sufficient. This must be signed and dated by the same teacher.

A copy of the candidate’s latest school report and NAPLAN test results must also be provided.

Copies of prizes and awards may also be included.

 

AUDITIONS

Selected candidates will be short-listed to attend an audition to be held on Saturday 16 February 2019. You will be contacted by the Music department to confirm the appointment early in the 2019 school year.

 

FAQs

Who will be listening?

The audition panel will consist of the Director of Music, the Deputy Director of Music and the relevant Coordinator of Instrumental Department.

What do I have to play?

Candidates will be required to perform one piece of their choice (no more than 3 minutes), on their principal instrument, which may be accompanied or unaccompanied.

What if I play more than one instrument?

There is not time to hear more than one piece, however, please provide evidence of other musical studies. This may include AMEB reports or references from other music teachers. This extra study is taken into consideration.

How long does it take?

Auditions will be of approximately fifteen minutes duration. A warm-up room will be provided for fifteen minutes before the audition.

Do I need an accompanist?

If you are playing a piece that requires accompaniment it is expected that it be performed complete. Please note that applicants are expected to provide their own accompanist. This is not a requirement for Piano and Guitar applicants.

What else happens?

There will also be a sight-reading and aural test, followed by a short interview.

What happens afterwards?

After the auditions, the panel will prepare a report and a short list of candidates will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal.

Successful candidates will be notified by the Principal in writing and awards must be accepted within the stipulated time. The school’s decision is final and no subsequent discussion will be entered into.

 

For more information please contact the Music department on 9016 2000 or music@pegs.vic.edu.au.

General Excellence Awards

Our General Excellence Awards recognise sound academic achievement and outstanding ability in some or all of the following areas:

  • Contribution to the performing arts, including music, drama and dance,
  • Sporting achievements, and
  • Leadership and contribution to school life and the wider community.

Students who have significant experience and achievement in some or all of these fields are invited to apply. A sound academic standard is also necessary. Award recipients will be required to commit to the school and its co-curricular programmes. The progress of recipients is reviewed annually.

Applications for 2019 are closed. Applications for 2020 will open Friday 1 March 2019.

General Excellence Eligibility

Both current students and students who wish to attend the school may apply for a General Excellence Award.

Only students entering Years 7 to 11 are eligible. Students currently holding ongoing scholarships in another school will not be considered. Awards are also not available to overseas full fee paying students.

Applications for 2019 are closed. Applications for 2020 will open Friday 1 March 2019.

Applications for General Excellence Awards

Candidates need to apply by completing the online application form at the bottom of this page.

After reviewing all applications, the selection panel invites a shortlist of candidates to attend interviews. Original versions of the student’s latest school report and NAPLAN test results must be brought to the interview. Selection is by level of achievement and interview. Successful candidates will be notified by the Principal in writing and scholarships must be accepted within the stipulated time. The school’s decision is final and no subsequent discussion will be entered into.

Applications for 2019 are closed. Applications for 2020 will open Friday 1 March 2019.

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