Scholarships

Academic, Dance and Sports Scholarships for 2020 are currently closed. Principals' and Music Scholarships remain open until further notice.

CLICK HERE for General Scholarship Information.

Chilton Saint James School Scholarship applications for Academic, Dance, and Sport entry into 2020 are closed.

Principal’s and Music Scholarships are open until further notice.

Chilton Saint James School are pleased to offer a range of scholarships, available to New Zealand domestic students only.  Applying for a scholarship is a simple online process and we welcome all applications.

Please note: External applicants are required to pay a non-refundable Application Fee of $200 to accompany all Scholarship applications (with the exception of the Chilton Old Girls’ Association scholarship).

Payment can be made as per below:
ANZ Lower Hutt
Chilton Saint James School
Account No. 06 0529 0035051 00

If applicants are applying for more than one scholarship, they are only required to pay $200.


Click HERE to submit an online scholarship application


Applications for the Principal Scholarship are available all year round.

Dates for the Chilton Ballet Academy and the COGA Spirit of Adventure scholarships differ to the above, further details are available under these headings below.

Academic Scholarship testing for all Academic, Sport, Music and Dance applicants will be held at school, at a date to be notified. There will be three papers – English, Mathematics and General Knowledge.  All candidates need to sit the examination papers on the same day and under the same conditions. If any candidate is not available on this day, their Scholarship application will not proceed.

All Scholarship applicants must provide a covering letter outlining what they are prepared to bring to Chilton Saint James School for the privilege of holding a scholarship.


Applications will be invited from talented students for entry into 2020:

Chilton Academic Scholarships 

Year 7 entry (following academic testing, for three years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Years 10 – 11 entry (following academic testing, for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Years 12 – 13 entry (based on academic results from Years 11 and 12, up to 50% of tuition fees)

All Academic scholarship applicants must also provide:

  • copy of most recent school report
  • letter outlining what they are prepared to bring to Chilton Saint James School for the privilege of holding a scholarship.

Sports Scholarships

At Chilton St James we aspire to develop a passion for learning for our students in a caring and friendly environment where they feel nurtured.

Sport is integral to this all-round learning experience, opportunities are extensive and our students strive for excellence.

There are two categories Sports Scholarships available to students at CSJ

  • The Elite Athlete Scholarship
  • The All-Rounder Athlete Scholarship

Applicants must show excellence and commitment to their sport(s) and be willing to contribute to the wider life of the school while meeting the criteria below:

The Elite Athlete Scholarship

This applicant must have been selected for a representative team or had success at a Regional or National level

The All-Rounder Athlete Scholarship

This applicant must have excelled in two or more sports currently offered to senior level at CSJ

Nominees for a Sports Scholarship must be a:

  • National Age group representative and /or
  • Regional Age group representative and /or
  • Regionally ranked performer and / or
  • Top 3 individual / team place getter at a CSW Championship event
  • Top 10 Individual/ Team place getter at a national Championship

Scholarship Expectations

The nominee will be expected to

  • Represent CSJ in their chosen sport
  • Coach or Officiate or Mentor players in CSJ Junior teams
  • Show an ongoing commitment to their academic studies
  • Demonstrate academic improvement at CSJ
  • Be a positive role model to others both on and off the field of play
  • Be committed to the school ethos and its values

All Scholarship Applicants will be required to

  • Complete and submit the Sports Scholarship application form
  • Sit an Academic entry test
  • Attend an interview with the Principal and the Director of Sport
  • The above must be submitted and completed before the scholarship can be considered or approved

Note:

  • Scholarships are reviewed against the criteria and expectations every two years.
  • Successful applicants will commit to attend CSJ for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Scholarships have a maximum value of 50% of tuition fees for every 2 years it is reviewed.

Chilton Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are awarded to girls who show particular potential, talent and dedication to their instrument (including voice).  As a guideline, the following standards of attainment on the first instrument are a broad expectation for girls who wish to apply for a music scholarship:

Year 7 entry – Grade 4 (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Year 9 entry – Grade 6 (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Year 11 entry – Grade 8 (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Applicants for Year 9 and 11 entry will normally be expected to have passed Grade 5 theory.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a pre-audition with the Head of Music as early in the year as possible in order that an initial assessment of standard can be made and offer  guidance. Contact tchatterton@chilton.school.nz

The format for the formal auditions, which are likely to be held during Term Three, will be an interview with senior staff at Chilton, a performance on the candidate’s instrument(s) (two contrasting pieces on the first instrument and one piece on any subsequent instruments) and a number of musicianship tests (sight reading, aural skills and scales).

All Music Scholarship applicants will be required to sit the academic testing.

Part of these Music Scholarships may also include a contribution to instrumental tuition fees.

All Music scholarship applicants must also provide:

  • copy of most recent school report
  • copies of most recent grade examination certificates with mark/comment pages
  • reference from teacher of instrument (1)
  • letter outlining the reason for applying for a Music scholarship and what personal qualities you would bring to Chilton

Kerrin Vautier Music Scholarship

The Kerrin Vautier Scholarship is available every two years to provide incentive to a promising Music student going into Year 10 to take advantage of the learning and performance opportunities available at Chilton.

Applications can be received by either a current or a future Chilton student.

Applications for the next round of the Kerrin Vautier Music Scholarship will be available in mid-2018 for 2019 / 2020.


Chilton Dance Scholarships

Dance scholarships are awarded to girls who show particular potential, talent and dedication in Dance. Girls must have achieved highly in recognised dance examinations and/or competitions.

Year 9 entry (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

Preference will be given to girls enrolled in the Chilton Dance Centre classes.  Part of these Dance Scholarships may also include a contribution to Chilton Dance Centre fees.

The format for the formal auditions (date TBC) will include a 10 minute audition showing two dances of contrasting styles, an interview and academic testing in English, Mathematics and General Knowledge.

All Dance scholarship applicants must also provide:

  • copy of most recent school report
  • letter outlining the reason for applying for a Dance scholarship and what personal qualities you would bring to Chilton

Chilton Ballet Academy (cba) Scholarships 

Applications are currently open – please see the online application form.

cba is a unique programme offering promising and dedicated dancers whose goal is to pursue a career in dance, the best possible platform from which to achieve their potential.

cba allows students to maximise the amount of time spent in the dance studio without neglecting their academic studies. Students spend half of their school day in a range of dance classes including Classical Ballet Technique, Pointe Technique, Repertoire, Contemporary, Coaching, and Conditioning. The remainder of the school day is spent focusing on academic studies in a classroom environment working towards Cambridge International qualifications.

Year 10 entry  (year one in cba) For two years, up to 50% of tuition fees

Entrance is gained through an audition process, with students required to attend a classical class, an interview and academic testing in English, Mathematics and General Knowledge. This testing will be done on Sunday 30 September.

Applicants for cba must attend the official audition.

For inquiries, please email bbennett@chilton.school.nz


Principal’s Scholarship

Years 1 – 13 entry (for two years, up to 50% of tuition fees)

From time to time, a range of special scholarships are offered at the Principal’s discretion.

A Principal’s Scholarship is reviewed every two years and are for students who support Chilton values and would benefit from a Chilton education but who, due to genuine hardship circumstances, would not be able to attend Chilton.

All Principal scholarship applicants must also provide:

  • copy of most recent school report
  • letter outlining what they are prepared to bring to Chilton Saint James School for the privilege of holding a scholarship.

All Principal Scholarship applicants will be required to complete a Disclosure of Financial Position document and supporting evidence for their application to be considered by the Principal. This form will be sent to applicants on receipt of their Principal’s Scholarship Application.


Chilton Old Girls’ Association (COGA) – Spirit of Adventure Scholarships [CLOSED]

The Chilton Old Girls’ Association Spirit of Adventure Scholarship covers the cost for one Chilton Saint James School student to attend the 10-day Development Voyage #790 from 6 January 2020 in Nelson to 15 January 2020 in Picton.

This Scholarship is only available to Chilton Saint James School 2019 Year 12 students.

CRITERIA

  1. The applicant must be a Year 12 student at Chilton Saint James School in 2019.
  2. The applicant must be able to attend the 10-day Development Voyage from 6 January 2020 in Nelson to 15 January 2020 in Picton.
  3. Applicants must be able to supply their own transport to and from the ship.
  4. When joining the voyage, participants must have attained their 16th birthday and not have had their 19th birthday.
  5. A medical information form is required to be completed and returned to the Spirit of Adventure within a week of being awarded the Scholarship.
  6. Applicants and their parent/caregiver must have a full understanding of the medical criteria outlined on the Spirit of Adventure website prior to applying for the Scholarship (see link below).
  7. Applicants and their parent/caregiver must read, understand and accept the Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions outlined on the Spirit of Adventure website prior to applying for the Scholarship (see link below).
  8. Scholarship applications close on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at 3.00pm.
  9. The Scholarship winner will be announced by end of term 2.  

www.spiritofadventure.org.nz/voyages/voyage/10-day-development

The Scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the Selection Committee.

No correspondence will be entered into.
No late entries will be accepted.

The Selection Committee will comprise of members of the Chilton Old Girls’ Association and School staff members.

Scholarship applications and documentation can be submitted by:

Application Form: Click to download

Email coga@chilton.school.nz

Post or Delivery to Reception

Chilton Old Girls’ Association
Chilton Saint James School
124 Waterloo Road
PO Box 30090
Lower Hutt 5010


Suzanne Duncan Trust Scholarships

Suzanne Duncan Trust Scholarships are offered by the Suzanne Duncan Trust Board and available to students from Year 7 onwards who are regular and active members of St James’ Church, Lower Hutt.  Please contact St James’ Church to register interest in applying. reception@stjames.net.nz


Mihingare (Anglican) Secondary School Scholarships (provided by the St Stephen’s and Queen Victoria Schools Trust Board)

The Mihingare (Anglican) Secondary School Scholarships are for Maori secondary school students who demonstrate financial need, leadership qualities/potential and a satisfactory educational background, and who will benefit from additional financial support for their secondary schooling. Each year, a maximum of 30 scholarships worth up to $10,000 each are offered.

More information is available at https://www.ssqv.co.nz/scholarships