Pedare offers a range of scholarships to acknowledge and encourage excellence across a variety of teaching and learning programs. Enrolment at Pedare is open to all students regardless of their religious background with the expectation families support the Christian values and programmes of the College. Pedare enjoys a diverse and multicultural community, and this diversity is celebrated in our College prayer through the words;

“…knowing that our diversity inspires creativity and builds community strength.”

Academic Scholarships

Registration for Academic Scholarships are now open to both new enrolments and current students and awarded following the ACER examinations. The value of the scholarships is up to 50% tuition fee remission with Scholarships being reviewed on an annual basis to monitor the student’s continuing performance. It is expected that recipients will complete their schooling at Pedare.

Registration for the ACER Scholarship Examination has now closed.

Applications for 2018 Music Scholarships will open in Term Two.

Please direct any scholarship enquiries to the Community Relations Manager, Mrs Julie Holland, on 08 8280 1700 or via email.

Academic Achievements

Pedare has a diverse community with a variety of career pathways and for those focused on academic pathways, there are no obstacles for students to achieve. With innovative learning programmes and individual support for each student ensures each student can reach their potential and gains the best Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) possible. Pedare aims to provide these academic pathways whilst maintaining a modest tuition fee. Scholarship recipients receive up to 50% off of the tuition fee making academic pathways more accessible.

Pedare Students Top the State in Four Subjects

The College is very proud that Pedare students achieve consistently high academic results. the top result in South Australia in the following four Year 12 subjects in 2015.

x1 Governor of South Australia Commendation (one of 27 students statewide)

27.4% of eligible Pedare students achieved an ATAR above 90 (top 10% of state)

Pedare Students received the top results in South Australia in the following four Year 12 subjects in 2015.
• Specialist Mathematics
• Mathematical Studies
• Geography
• German

Music Scholarships – NOW OPEN

The School places a high value on musical talent and seeks to encourage outstanding musicians through the opportunity to apply for musical scholarships.

Scholarships are awarded following an audition and interview with the Scholarship being reviewed on an annual basis to monitor the student’s performance and participation in the Music program.
Pedare continues to produce competitive musical bands and ensembles including:

  • Annual Cabaret Night Fundraiser for Generations In Jazz
  • Generations In Jazz Festival – Mt Gambier
  • Annual Music Showcase for Years 6-12
  • Senior Instrumental Evening
  • Middle School Instrumental Evening
  • Local School Visits
  • Middle School Unplugged
  • ABODA Band Festival
  • Balaklava Eisteddfod
  • Christmas Carols in the Village
  • Various Assemblies and Worships
  • Middle School Thanksgiving Service
  • Senior School Thanksgiving Service
  • Open Evenings

Click here to read about Pedare’s success at ABODA.

For further information about Music Scholarships please contact the College Community Relations Manager, Julie Holland on the link below or fill out an application form.