Year 5 Academic Scholarships 2025

Moriah College offers academic scholarships to students entering Year 5, who can display established academic excellence or significant promise in a range of academic areas. Academic scholarships for students entering Year 5 will cover partial tuition fees from Year 5 until the end of Year 6.  

Scholarships are awarded based on the candidate's achievement in specially designed diagnostic tests, and an interview with shortlisted candidates, provided that all other conditions of enrolment have been satisfied.  Academic testing is conducted by Academic Assessment Services (AAS)

All external applications must also hold a current application for enrolment to Moriah College. Click here to access the application form

In exceptional circumstances, the College may offer Scholarships to students in other Year groups.


What fee reductions do the scholarships provide?

Scholarship awards cover partial tuition fees. Additional costs such as uniform items, computer notebook, textbooks, excursions and consolidated charges are not included. The value of each Scholarship may vary depending on the calibre of the applicant. The school reserves the right to withhold a Scholarship (in any Year) if there are no candidates of sufficient merit. Year 5-6 scholarships are subject to annual review and are tenable for the length of the recipient’s education in the Primary School, subject to continuing satisfactory progress, performance and attitude. 

The testing comprises:

  • General reasoning and problem solving
    This test assesses the ability to reason with and analyse information using verbal, mathematical, figural and spatial concepts.
  • Mathematical Achievement and reasoning
    These tests assess curriculum-related mathematics tasks and Mathematical reasoning tasks. These are different to curriculum-based mathematics and focus on problem-solving skills. 

Reading Comprehension:

This test assesses the ability to remember, locate, analyse, evaluate, derive and combine text propositions with fiction and non-fiction texts of increasing complexity.

Written Comprehension:

This test assesses students' facility with written language. A stimulus is provided for students to produce a piece of writing in a particular genre (e.g. narrative or argument) depending on the requirements of the school. 
Each task is around 40-50 minutes in length, except for written expression, which is 25 minutes. 

About Academic Assessment Services (AAS):

  • Testing is conducted solely by AAS and their services.
  •  More information about the testing can be found on the Academic Assessment Services website by clicking here.
  • Please note that the cost of scholarship testing is $105 payable directly to AAS.
  • If late applications are accepted an additional fee is payable in addition to the registration fee.

Notification of Offer of Scholarship:

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by phone or email approximately three weeks following the testing date and invited to attend an interview. The panel interview will include members of the Scholarship Section Committee, usually the College Principal, Head of School and Director of Enrolments & Engagement. 

A letter indicating whether the applicant has been successful or otherwise will be sent to the parents/guardian by the end of Term 3, 2024. The College does not provide feedback to parents on specific aspects of the scholarship process. This includes the applicant’s performance in the scholarship examination. Scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the College Principal and the College’s decision is final.

A $650 Scholarship Acceptance Deposit will be payable by families to the school on acceptance of an offer of a scholarship. If the student’s enrolment is cancelled or if the student is withdrawn from the College prior to the end of Term 1 2024, this deposit will not be refunded nor transferred to another year or to a sibling.

For more information, please contact Tracy Fischl in the Moriah Enrolments and Engagement team at or on 02 9375 1814.