Pedare Christian College values excellence and diversity and seeks to recognise this through our scholarship program. The scholarship program celebrates and fosters excellence in academic achievement and music performance, and recognises students who take responsibility for, and are proactive in, the development of their own education.

Importantly, the program provides opportunities for students to attend Pedare who may not otherwise be able to do so.

A limited number of Academic and Music scholarships are awarded each year and are reviewed at each reporting period. Scholarships provide partial remission of tuition fees at the discretion of the Principal.

For further information in relation to the College’s scholarship program, please contact the Community Relations Manager, Julie Holland at or phone 8280 1700.

2025 Senior Academic Scholarships

Application for a Senior Academic Scholarship is open to both new students and current Pedare students, who will enter Years 9, 10, 11 or 12 in 2025.

Applicants are required to register online to sit the Senior Scholarship Test, which is administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Applicants are required to demonstrate a range of skills such as the ability to interpret, infer, deduce and think critically. The tests are not curriculum-based and do not test the ability to retrieve learned knowledge, nor are they diagnostic.

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.

The ACER scholarship examination will be held at Pedare, 12-30 Surrey Farm Drive, Golden Grove on Saturday 22 June, 2024.

Online registrations are now open and the closing date for registrations is Friday 7 June 2024. The fee to sit the scholarship test is $120.

Students in Year 8 or 9 in 2024, can apply for the Level 2 Scholarship Test for Year 9 or 10 in 2025.

Please follow the link to register:

Students in Years 10 and 11 in 2024, can apply for the Level 3 Scholarship Test for Year 11 or 12 in 2025.

Please follow the link to register:

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

Please note that for all scholarships and bursaries the other College charges, such as the Resource Fee, Camp and eLearning Levy are to be met by the candidates’ parents/caregivers.

Music Scholarships

The Pedare Music Scholarship Program recognises individual musical talent, demonstrating the commitment of the College to the Music curriculum and the Musical life of the College.

These scholarships, open to instrumentalists and vocalists, will be awarded to students who display outstanding musical ability and a sound academic record. The College has a strong music culture with Concert Bands, a Stage Band, Choirs and a Jazz vocal ensemble, String Ensembles, a string quartet, percussion and guitar ensembles. The Senior and Junior Musicals are performed biennially. Applicants may have a contemporary, jazz or classical background in Music.

Please contact the Community Relations Manager, Julie Holland at the College Office for more information and an Application Form.

Ph: 8280 1700 or e: