The Knox School scholarships give exceptional students the opportunity to achieve their best.

The Knox School is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships in the following categories for 2024. Applications may be submitted in one category only and not across multiple categories.

The amount offered with each scholarship will be at the discretion of the Principal. It is our expectation that in accepting a scholarship from the School, that parents understand that the commitment is binding and until the completion of Year 12.
• Academic

• General Excellence (in either of these pathways):
– Sport
– Entrepreneurship
– Service

• Music and Performing Arts Scholarship

• Principal’s Scholarship – (for existing TKS students only)

Eligibility to apply:
– Existing TKS students
– External students
– Permanent Residents

Scholarship opportunities

Academic Scholarships

The Knox School will offer a limited amount of Academic Scholarships for students who will be in Years 7, 9 or 10 in 2024 and is open to external and existing TKS students. In applying, please be aware that in addition to the testing, the applicant must also submit a portfolio including school reports.
Applications will open: Monday 10 October 2022
Applications will close: Friday 3 February 2023
Scholarship examination date: Saturday 11 February 2023
Testing Venue: The Knox School, 9 am to 12 pm

To apply:
1. Register with Edutest and select The Knox School
2. Application fee for testing is $120 payable to Edutest (testing results are not disclosed and remain the property of The Knox School)
3. Submit an online enrolment application form (if not already enrolled) for The Knox School (application fee is $110). Students currently enrolled and attending The Knox School are not required to do Step 3.
4. Prepare the following documents in a portfolio which are to be submitted to the attention of the School Registrar by Friday 3 February 2023. Digital submissions will not be accepted.
– Hand-written letter of introduction by the applicant (student), addressed to the Principal, Ms Nikki Kirkup
– Copy of 2022 Semester 2 report
– Copy of 2021 Semester 2 report
– Copies of all NAPLAN reports where applicable
– Individual accreditations and endorsements where applicable (please limit to just a few)

Criteria for Selection (in addition to completion of test)
• Demonstrated academic achievement and potential
• Demonstrated commitment to The Knox School Values
• Excellence in one or more academic areas, STEM, Arts, Humanities etc
• High level of engagement with all curriculum and co-curricular activities
• Evidence of leadership within the school environment
• Evidence of positive contribution to a range of school activities

Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by a scholarship committee based on examination results and portfolios submitted. Please note that the exam results remain the property of The Knox School and are not provided to parents.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited in with their parents to meet the Principal.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email once shortlisting is completed.

Music and Performing Arts Scholarship

The Knox School will offer a limited amount of Music and Performing Arts Scholarships for students who will be in Years 7 to 11 in 2024 and is open to external and existing TKS students.

Applications will open: Monday 10 October 2022
Applications will close:  Friday 3 February 2023
Audition Date: February 2023 (date TBC)

Audition Times:  TKS will email applicants regarding the individual audition times. Applicants are advised that the audition panel will only be convened at this time and those unable to attend an audition at their allocated time will not be considered for the scholarship.

To apply (external applicants):

  1. Submit an online enrolment application form (if not already enrolled) for The Knox School (non-refundable application fee is $110)
  2. Prepare the following documents in a portfolio which are to be submitted to the attention of the School Registrar by Friday 3 February 2023. Digital submissions will not be accepted.
    • Hand-written letter of introduction by the applicant (student), addressed to the Principal, Ms Nikki Kirkup
    • Copy of 2022 Semester 2 report
    • Copy of 2021 Semester 2 report
    • Copies of all NAPLAN reports where applicable
    • Individual accreditations and endorsements where applicable (please limit to just a few)

To apply (existing TKS students):

  1. Prepare the following documents in a portfolio which are to be submitted to the attention of the School Registrar by Friday 3 February 2023. Digital submissions will not be accepted.
    • Hand-written letter of introduction by the applicant (student), addressed to the Principal, Ms Nikki Kirkup
    • Copy of 2022 Semester 2 report
    • Copy of 2021 Semester 2 report
    • Copies of all NAPLAN reports where applicable
    • Individual accreditations and endorsements where applicable (please limit to just a few)

Criteria for Selection

  • Demonstrated academic achievement and potential
  • Demonstrated commitment to The Knox School Values
  • High level of engagement with all curriculum and co-curricular activities (activities linked to chosen pathway would be an advantage)
  • Evidence of leadership within chosen pathways and areas of expertise – specifically related to Music and Performing Arts
  • Evidence of positive contribution to a range of school activities in the area of Music and Performing Arts
  • Student’s results from NAPLAN (if applicable), school reports and interview.
  • A portfolio of relevant evidence should be submitted which profiles the individual’s accreditations and endorsements

In addition, the following information should be considered:

  • Music Scholarships are offered for entry into Year 7 to 11. We look for students who either already have excellent skills on their instrument or show high potential to develop excellent skills.
  • Candidates must perform two stylistically contrasting pieces in a music audition.
  • Candidates will present at least two examples of their own technical work and will be asked to sight-read a musical excerpt.
  • An understanding of musical notation is also required (eg key areas, time signatures etc)
  • An understanding of stylistic requirements is also valued.
  • The scholarship will provide tuition with a Knox School Tutor, on one instrument for the duration of study at The Knox School. Suitable students will also receive Theory lessons to support their pathway to VCE Music.  (The duration of the instrumental lessons provided will be determined at the discretion of the Head of Music, based on the ability level of the student each year)
  • As a guideline, the following AMEB Grade levels or equivalent are suggested for entry at each year level. Note that the School also encourages musical potential, particularly for students wishing to study Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Trumpet, Bassoon, Oboe, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.
  • AMEB Grade 5 level for Year 7 entry
  • AMEB Grade 6 level for Year 9 (and above) entry.
  • Musicality and a willingness to be a part of a thriving program are of most interest to the School and recipients will be expected to be involved in both the school ensemble program and as solo performers.
General Excellence Scholarships - NOW CLOSED

The Knox School will offer a limited amount of General Excellence Scholarships for students who will be in Years 7, 9 or 10 in 2024 and is open to external and existing TKS students. Applicants may submit only one application in either of the 3 categories below.
Applications will open: Monday 29 August
Applications will close: Monday 19 September
a) Sports
b) Entrepreneurship
c) Service

To apply (external applicants):
1. Submit an online enrolment application form (if not already enrolled) for The Knox School (non-refundable application fee is $110)
2. Prepare the following documents in a portfolio which are to be submitted to the attention of the School Registrar by Monday 19 September 2022. Digital submissions will not be accepted.
– Hand-written letter of introduction by the applicant (student), addressed to the Principal, Ms Nikki Kirkup
– Copy of 2022 Semester 1 report
– Copy of 2021 Semester 2 report
– Copies of all NAPLAN reports where applicable
– Individual accreditations and endorsements where applicable (please limit to just a few)

To apply (existing TKS students):
1. Prepare the following documents in a portfolio which are to be submitted to the attention of the School Registrar by Monday 19 September 2022. Digital submissions will not be accepted.
– Hand-written letter of introduction by the applicant (student), addressed to the Principal, Ms Nikki Kirkup
– Copy of 2022 Semester 1 report
– Copy of 2021 Semester 2 report
– Copies of all NAPLAN reports where applicable
– Individual accreditations and endorsements where applicable (please limit to just a few)

Criteria for Selection
• Demonstrated academic achievement and potential
• Demonstrated commitment to The Knox School Values
• Excellence in one or more areas, other than academic e.g. State or Regional Sports representation or demonstrated exceptional performance across multiple sports (applicable to GE sports applicants only), Entrepreneurship activities, both curriculum based and co-curricular; examples of excellence in service activities (depending on chosen pathway)
• High level of engagement with all curriculum and co-curricular activities (activities linked to chosen pathway would be an advantage)
• Evidence of leadership within chosen pathways and areas of expertise
• Evidence of positive contribution to a range of school activities
• A portfolio of relevant evidence should be submitted which profiles the individual’s accreditations and endorsements

Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by a scholarship committee.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited with their parents to meet with the Principal.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email once shortlisting is completed.

Principal’s Scholarship - NOW CLOSED

Our Principal, Ms Nikki Kirkup, is pleased to introduce the inaugural ‘TKS Proud to Belong’ – 40th anniversary scholarship to be awarded to an existing TKS student who demonstrates the following:

Criteria for Selection:
• Demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and potential
• Demonstrated explicit commitment to The Knox School Values across all aspects: Achievement, Respect, Resilience, Responsibility, Care and Empathy
• Excellence in one or more areas, other than academic e.g. State or Regional Sports representation or demonstrated exceptional performance across multiple sports, Entrepreneurship activities, both curriculum based and co-curricular; examples of excellence in service activities
• High level of engagement and commitment with all curriculum and co-curricular activities
• Evidence of positive leadership within chosen pathways and areas of expertise
• Evidence of positive contribution to a range of school activities
• Representation of The Knox School at a variety of events – sporting, co-curricular programs (TOM/Conrad)
• A portfolio of relevant evidence should be submitted which profiles the individual’s accreditations and endorsements
• An individual who demonstrates many and varied attributes of being proud to belong to The Knox School community

The 2 applicants will be drawn from the pool of applicants for GE scholarships. Please apply as per the instructions for the GE Scholarship.

Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by a scholarship committee.
Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited with their parents to meet with the Principal.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email once shortlisting is completed.

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