A variety of awards are available to students currently enrolled at ELTHAM College, they include:

The Christopher Barnes Award

Christopher Barnes was a talented ELTHAM College student who died in tragic circumstances in 1990. Christopher’s artistic talent extended across music and the visual arts. He was innovative and not afraid to challenge artistic convention.

To celebrate Christopher’s life, and to allow his artistic achievements to inspire future students at the College, the Barnes family provided this scholarship to be awarded to a Senior School creative arts student at ELTHAM.

The scholarship is worth $3000.

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Applications open date: Thursday 5 September
Application closing date:
Friday 13 September

Music Instrumental Awards

Music Instrumental Awards are offered to students entering Years 5-8, and are tenable for one year. They cover College instrumental tuition fees for one instrument.

Awards are given on the basis of school achievement, personal record, and an excellent audition in a chosen instrument. Auditions are held in Term 4 each year.

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Applications open date: Friday 6 September
Application closing date:
Friday 11 October

Alain D. Phillips Language Award

Alain Phillips came to ELTHAM as its first Vice Principal after a distinguished career at The King’s School, Parramatta, NSW. Alain occupied the position of Vice Principal between 1978 and 1993.

Alain was a gentleman whose scholarship and humour helped develop the character of ELTHAM in its formative years. He was an ardent supporter of languages and the Arts and brought his love of languages to his classroom teaching. Alain held a steadfast belief that self-discipline was an important ingredient in the development of a young person and he wanted the totality of the College experience to enhance that development.

The Award is designed to support a LOTE student to travel and/or study overseas. It comprises a $5000 award towards expenses in visiting and/or studying in an overseas country to further develop the applicants LOTE skills and experiences.

To be eligible for the Award you must be a Year 10-12 student studying a LOTE at ELTHAM College in the year of intended travel.

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Applications open date: Thursday 5 September
Application closing date:
Friday 13 September

Scott Coffey Drama Encouragement Award

Scott Coffey Drama Encouragement Awards are granted to students who show passion and dedication in their pursuit of dramatic experiences. This award encourages enthusiast drama students to further their skills, knowledge and understanding by attending specialist classes, purchasing relevant resources and attending professional productions or theatrical events. This award will encourage two of our young people to pursue the dramatic arts and take advantage of its holistic benefits. Scott Coffey is an ELTHAM alumni who found confidence, acceptance and academic success in the dramatic arts whilst at the College.

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Applications open date: Thursday 5 September
Application closing date:
Friday 13 September

The Caltex Best All Rounder Award

Open to Year 12 students, the Caltex Best All Rounder Award is one of Australia’s best-loved secondary education recognition programs. For over 30 years it has been presented to thousands of final-year students, acknowledging their all-round contributions to their schools and communities. Participation has grown steadily. Last year, around 75% of all secondary schools in Australia took part and one of these, 95% said they would do so again.

What factors should you consider when making the award? Caltex suggests that recipients should excel in these categories, though not necessarily all of them:

  • Academic – achieves scholastically across a range of subjects
  • Attitude – willing to help others; makes selfless contributions
  • Personal conduct – exemplary at all times
  • Leadership – a role model for other students
  • Service – participates in school and community activities
  • Sport – represents the school without necessarily being a champion
  • Arts – participates enthusiastically in the cultural and artistic life of the school

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Applications open date: Thursday 5 September
Application closing date:
Friday 13 September

ECCA Achievement Awards

ELTHAM College Community Association (ECCA), in collaboration with ELTHAM College, offers Achievement Awards to students in recognition of excellence in a chosen discipline while at ELTHAM. The awards are aimed at assisting students to further develop their expertise and talents.

Families are invited to visit the College Intranet “mE” for more information, including the Application Form and associated guidelines. For a direct link to the intranet “mE” please click here.