We are frequently asked a number of questions regarding scholarships and hope any queries you have will be answered here.

If not, please don’t hesitate to contact either Fiona Hannaway (at Karori) or Jenny Monk (at Whitby) if you have any other questions.

What do I need to support my application?

Depending on what scholarship you apply for there will be supporting documents required, see table below for details and whether sitting an exam is required. All supporting documentation must arrive before a candidate can sit the exam, otherwise the application will not proceed.

 

Karori Scholarships Recent Photo Last School Report Curriculum Vitae Reference Letter Cultural
Recording
Sit Exam
Primary Y4    
Primary Y6    
Y7 Academic Excellence  
Y9 Academic or Sporting  
Y9 Cultural
Y9 Marsden Old Girls' Scholarship  
Y10 Academic or Sporting    
Y10 Cultural  
Y11 Academic or Sporting    
Y11 Cultural  
Y12 Academic or Sporting     
Y12 Cultural  
Y12 Senior School Helen Davidson    
Whitby Scholarships Recent Photo Last School Report Curriculum Vitae Reference Letter Sit Exam
Y7 Academic Excellence
Y9 Academic Excellence

Who is able to write the reference letter for me?

It needs to be written by someone who is NOT a family member or a teacher. It could be your Pastor/Vicar, Scout or Brownie/Guide leader. It should be someone who has known you for some time and seen you in situations outside of family/school.

What should I submit for a Cultural Scholarship?

Applicants applying for a Cultural Scholarship are required to submit a recording (up to 5 minutes long) of relevant performance (in an acceptable file format) or supply online address (eg: YouTube).
If you cannot attach a digital file to your application, please send in a CD/DVD or USB separately, stating name and scholarship applied for. 

How do I know my application has been received?

On submission you should receive an automated confirmation email. Please contact the school if this is not the case.

When will we be sent details of the exam day?

If sitting an exam is required, a letter and/or email will be sent out from the school the week prior to the exams giving details of the timetable for the day.

What if I am not available on the day of the scholarship exam?

All candidates need to sit the papers on the same day and under the same conditions so if you are not available on the day of the exam your application will not proceed.

What is in the scholarship exam?

There are three papers - English, Maths and General Knowledge

Can I study for the exam?

Not really. As long as you are confident in English and Maths and have an awareness of the world around you the papers will be challenging but not impossible.

Are past papers available?

No

Do I have to wear my school uniform to the exam?

No

What happens after I have taken the exam?

Once papers have been marked, selected candidates will be invited for an interview with the Principal for Karori Scholarships or the Director of Marsden Whitby for Whitby Scholarships and may be offered a scholarship. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by letter and/or email.

What happens if there is no exam required?

If no exam is required, selected candidates will be invited for an interview, with either the Principal or the Director of Marsden Primary. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by letter and/or email.

Enrolments Karori

Fiona Hannaway
Enrolment Manager
(04) 476 8707 ext 831
Email
Contact me if you have any queries regarding Karori Scholarships

Enrolments Whitby

Lorraine Rose
Administration & Enrolments
(04) 234 1070 ext *710
Email
Don't hesitate to contact me regarding Whitby Scholarships