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Excellence/Merit Program Enrolment form/s information

Applications are now open for Year 7 students entering high school in 2019 wanting to enrol in Benowa State High Schools Excellence and Merit programs.



Students applying for entry into Academic French Immersion, Academic STEM and Academic Waldorf are required to sit an academic entrance exam. The second round of testing will be held on WEDNESDAY, 27 JUNE 2018 FROM 12.30PM TO 3.30PM.

To be eligible to sit the academic entrance exam you must return a completed Excellence Program Enrolment form with the required documentation to Benowa State High School Administration building.



 

Students are required to attend a performance based demonstration prior to selection.

Try outs will be held on Friday, 4 May 2018 from 9.00am to 2.30pm.

To be eligible to participate in the try out you must return a completed Excellence Program Enrolment form with the required documentation to Benowa State High School Administration building.




Students are required to attend auditions prior to selection in Music Excellence, Dance Excellence and Drama Merit.  The audition times must be booked online through SOBS. Click on this link http://sobs.com.au​ to book an appointment.  Instructions on “How to Book an Appointment”, please click here​​

Visual Art Merit applications must also include 3 original copies of artwork. Once sighted by staff a copy will be taken and the original artworks will be returned to the student.

Music auditions: Monday, 30 April 2018 and Tuesday, 1 May 2018 from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Dance auditions: Monday, 30 April, 2018 (full) and Tuesday, 1 May 2018 from 9.00am to 3.00pm.

Drama auditions: Wednesday, 2 May 2018 from 9.00am to 12.00pm.

To be eligible to participate in the auditions you must return a completed Excellence Program Enrolment form with the required documentation to Benowa State High School Administration building.

More Information on Auditions:

Dance Excellence Auditions

All Dance Excellence applicants are expected to attend an audition:

 1.  Informal Interview with teacher.

2.  Perform a prepared dance (2-3 minutes).

a)  2-3 minutes performance in any style

                        OR

b) 1 minute in one style and 1 minute in a ​contrasting style (e.g. Contemporary or Hip Hop)

 * Performances may be choreographed by studio or school teacher.  If no other work is available it may be student choreographed.​


Drama Merit

Submit an audition on USB to Demonstrate your dramatic abilities

FOLIO OF WORK

Applicants should submit the following:

USB with two contrasting performances.

These could include:

  •  a short solo script
  •  a poem
  •  section from a play

Certificates awarded. Drama prizes and letters of recommendation should also be included in the application.​

Music Excellence Auditions

 

All Music Excellence applicants will be required to attend an audition:

*Perform two short contrasting pieces (not a band piece/something from your music 

study book).

*Demonstrate or discuss all instruments you can play (e.g. Flute and Guitar).

Complete a short theory test.

*Informal interview with teacher—bring certificates—exam results, etc.​ 

Visual Art Folio of Work

Applicants may submit one or both of the following:

 1. Visual Diary with at least eight art works. eg. drawings, paintings, prints.

 2. Photographs of art works including sculpture, origami, large paintings in a display book or on a USB.

* Certificates awarded, Art prizes and letters of recommendation  from Artists and teachers should also be included in the application.

Where possible it is best to show a range of artistic skills. Include 2 to 3 different media.​ 

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