Recognising excellence in academia, music, sport, performing arts and leadership

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 2023 Academic Scholarships will open on Wednesday 1 December 2021

 

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 2022 are required to sit the scholarship examination.

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School students entering Year 9 or Year 11 in 2023 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 and will conclude at 12.00pm midday.

  • The examination for Level One (Year 7 in 2023) will be held on Saturday 19 February 2022, at McNab House (girls) and Larkin Centre (boys)

  • The examination for Level Two (Year 9 in 2023) will be held on Saturday 19 March 2022, at the Larkin Centre

  • The examination for Level Three (Year 11 in 2023) will be held on Saturday 19 March 2022, at the Larkin Centre

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 2023 Excellence in Music Awards will open on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Auditions will take place on Saturday 26 February 2022.

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.

 

Applications for Excellence in Music Awards

Online registrations for 2023 Excellence in Music Awards will open on Wednesday 1 December 2021.

Auditions will take place on Saturday 26 February 2022.

Terms and Conditions Music

EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC AWARDS 2022

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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 Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School.

Auditions in 2022 are for entry to Year Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten and Eleven in 2023 only. They will be held in the HR Stevens Music Centre at the Keilor East campus on Saturday 26 February 2022.

 

THE AWARD

Recipients of Excellence in Music Awards will receive partial remission of general tuition fees, free individual instrumental 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 individual instrumental tuition at school for their principal and second instruments
  • Participate in at least two music ensembles, one of which will be the Senior Choir Vox Populi 
  • 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 

 

Year Seven, Eight and Nine 2022

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

 

Year Ten 2022

In addition to the conditions listed above:

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

 

Year Eleven 2022

In addition to the conditions listed above:

  • Study VCE Music Performance

 

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, Chinese strings

Voice                  Male and Female

Woodwind         Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Chinese woodwind

 

The minimum standards required for application are:

Instrument

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

Piano

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Percussion

Grade 3

Grade 5

Grade 6

Strings

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Voice

Grade 1

Grade 3

Grade 5

Woodwind

Grade 3

Grade 5

Grade 6

 

A copy of the examination report providing evidence of the grade level achieved must be submitted at the time of application. If an AMEB (or equivalent) 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 26 February 2022. You will be contacted by the Music department to confirm the appointment early in the 2022 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 examination 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 make their recommendations 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 2022 are now closed. Applications for 2023 open Tuesday 1 March 2022.

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 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 2022 General Excellence Awards are now closed. Applications for 2023 open Tuesday 1 March 2022.

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