For all Scholarships, students must register and participate in one of the advertised testing days in 2020. Registration will incur a $85 cost to families. Applicants must provide the School with supporting documentation, including a recent photograph, copies of the students’ two most recent school reports and a copy of the students’ most recent NAPLAN results. All required documents must be emailed to email@example.com at the time of registration.
To register for the Scholarship test, please contact our team. Registrations for testing must be completed one week prior to the advertised date.
Testing will be held onsite at Blackheath & Thornburgh College and in regional areas on the following dates:
- Blackheath & Thornburgh College, Sunday 3 May 2020
- Longreach TBA Saturday 16 May 2020
- Clermont TBA Wednesday 27 May 2020
- Richmond TBA Friday 12 June 2020
- Mt Isa TBA Friday 19 June 2020
- Blackheath & Thornburgh College, Sunday 28 June 2020
Who can apply for Scholarships?
- Applications will be accepted from current students of Blackheath & Thornburgh College or a student who is not yet enrolled at the School.
- Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
- Applicants must be entering Years 5 to 11 in 2021.
- Students who display strong academic ability or potential
- Students who demonstrate sound character traits and a potential to lead
- Students with a willingness to participate in a variety of educational and school-related activities.
- Students who provide evidence of active participation and achievement in co-curricular programs, eg sport, visual arts, drama, music, debating or community service.
In all categories, shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Principal. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Principal. The Principal’s decision is final.
Families will be notified in writing once the award recipients have been identified.
Scholarship holders are expected to contribute positively to the community and learning environment at Blackheath & Thornburgh College with awards subject to satisfactory progress and annual review.
An Academic Scholarship may cover up to 50% of tuition fees applicable to enrolment. No family discounts or other remissions will apply. The scholarship does not cover charges for school services not included in the tuition fee, for example, uniform shop purchases, private music lessons, excursions, participation in representative sport or School bus services.
Academic scholarships are awarded based on the results of the compulsory scholarship examination and where candidates are shortlisted, the outcome of a selection interview with the Headmaster and Dean of Studies.
Boarding bursaries may cover up to 50% of boarding costs. No family discounts or other remissions will apply. The scholarship does not cover charges for school services not included in the tuition fee, for example, uniform shop purchases, private music lessons, excursions, participation in representative sport or School bus services.
BPSA (Past Student) Bursary
Initially formed as the Thornburgh Old Boys’ Association in 1924 and the Blackheath Old Girls’ Association in 1925, the groups combined in 1935 to form an inclusive and driving force, fostering an ongoing bond of fellowship between past students and further advancing the interests of the College; ‘My School and Yours’.
Blackheath & Thornburgh College has a rich sporting history and continues to offer outstanding sporting opportunities for students. Our particular strengths are in Rugby League, Netball, Cricket, Interschool competitions (Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country) Tennis and Softball.
Community and Cultural
A Community and Cultural Scholarship may cover up to 50% of tuition and/or boarding fees applicable to enrolment. No family discounts or other remissions will apply. The scholarship does not cover charges for school services not included in the tuition fee, for example, uniform shop purchases, private music lessons, excursions, participation in representative sport or School bus services.
Financial Hardship Assistance
Applications for financial hardship assistance are considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to a formal application submitted to the Principal and are separate to the scholarship and bursary process. Offers for a supported enrolment (that is, one that has a % of tuition or boarding fees covered) are made at the discretion of the Principal. Any such offer is subject to vacancies being available following the consideration of all offers of enrolment for full fee-paying enrolments.