Scholarships

Scholarships

As well as our traditional Academic Scholarship which is awarded to the prospective student who scores the highest on the CV Gallagher Scholarship examination, for students starting in 2019 there is also the opportunity to gain the “CV Gallagher Creative Shirley Music Scholarship” and the “CV Gallagher Spartan Sport Scholarship”. There are also additional scholarships awarded annually, the details of these can be found below.

Application forms

CV Gallagher Creative Shirley Music Scholarship

CV Gallagher Spartan Sport Scholarship

CV Gallagher Academic Scholarship Registration

The C V Gallagher Scholarship examination for Year 8 students intending to enrol at Shirley BHS in 2019 is to be held in the SBHS Assembly Hall from 1-3pm on Thursday 7 June 2018. Please assemble in the Hall Foyer (in the main carpark off North Parade) by 12:50pm. The examination will end promptly at 3:00pm.

Candidates only need to bring blue or black pens/biros. No calculators are allowed.

The student who wins the Scholarship will earn $1,000 on his school account to defray 2019 expenses.

The Creative Shirley Music Scholarship made its inaugural award in 2016. The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming Year 9 student who shows exceptional talent, ability and potential. The recipient of this scholarship will be expected to make a significant commitment and contribution to the co-curricular aspects of musical performance at Shirley Boys High School.

The scholarship is available to a student who has instrumental ability and/or singing ability. The student will take Music as a timetabled option subject and will have a great passion for all aspects of musical performance. The scholarship will last for two years (Years 9 and 10).

All boys who are short-listed for consideration must audition. This will consist of a musical performance consisting of two pieces and a discussion over musical direction with key members of the Creative Shirley committee. The audition will last 15 minutes in duration. All short-listed students will be notified one week before audition.

The Creative Shirley Music Scholarship will contribute to the associated musical fees attached to a student’s creative endeavours up to $1000.00. The student who gains this scholarship will be embraced by great passion, expertise & enthusiasm in all aspects of his education.

Applications for the Creative Shirley Musical Scholarship close at 3pm on Friday 8th June 2018.

Auditions will be held at various times throughout the day on Wednesday 13th June 2018.

All decisions made upon the award of this scholarship will be made unanimously by the Music Department, Ms Kate Hays, Mr Brad Banks, the Director of Gifted & Talented, Miss Elizabeth Wilson, and associated members of the Creative Shirley committee led by Assistant Principal Maria Lemalie.  

Cultural Scholarships are also available and awarded from particular cultural areas to outstanding performers. These are often sponsored by old boys ($750 value) and decided upon by the Head of the Creative Shirley committee and the HoD of Music. Not available by application.

The CV Gallagher Spartan Sport Scholarship made its inaugural award in 2016. The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming Year 9 student who shows exceptional talent, ability & potential. The recipient of this scholarship will be expected to make a significant commitment & contribution to the co-curricular aspects of sporting representation at Shirley Boys High School.

The scholarship is available to a student who has significant ability across a multitude of sports. The scholarship will last for 1 year & the recipient expected to maintain standards of fitness & academic performance as expected in line with the Sport Development programme.

All boys short-listed will be invited to SBHS to under-go a day of fitness testing, generic sporting assessment & short interview. The short-listed students will be considered by the Teacher in charge of Sport Development and the Director of Sport. You will be notified one week before assessment day.

The CV Gallagher Spartan Sport Scholarship will contribute to the associated sporting fees attached to a student’s sporting endeavours up to $1000. The student who gains this scholarship will be embraced by great passion, expertise & enthusiasm in all aspects of his education.

Applications for the Spartan Sport Scholarship close at 3pm on Friday 8th June 2018. Assessment day will be held on Friday 15th June 2018. All decisions made upon the award of this scholarship will be made unanimously by the  Teacher in charge of Sport Development and by the Director of Spartan Sport.

In addition to this entry scholarship, the Spartans Sports Committee award two annual Y10 Spartan Sports Scholarships worth $400ea to the most promising junior athletes in the school. These awards will be decided on by the Spartan Sports Committee and presented at the Sportsman of the year dinner in September. Not available by application.

Code Scholarships are also available and awarded from particular sports to outstanding athletes. These are often sponsored by old boys ($750 value) and decided upon by the Master/Teacher in charge of the particular sport via their committee. Not available by application.