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RM Ansett Trust Scholarship - Year 9 2015

About the scholarship

Sir Reginald Ansett was a renowned Australian businessman and aviator, best known for founding Ansett Airlines. Sir Reginald was a member of The Peninsula School Council for 21 years from its inception in 1960, Chairman of the Finance Committee for most of that time, President of the Council for 10 years and the School's greatest benefactor. His name will always be synonymous with the School.

As is noted in From Fantasy to Fact, the history of The Peninsula School's early years: 'Sir Reginald's well-known characteristic energy and persistence, his relish for a challenge, his financial expertise and influence, his great qualities of leadership, all had their indelible impact on the School, which, incidentally, he drove around regularly on Saturday mornings right up to his death'.

Who is eligible

This annual scholarship is open to girls and boys entering Year 9. As this Scholarship is means-tested, applicants should be from a family that would not otherwise be able to afford the School’s fees and proof of family income is required.  Existing students of The Peninsula School are ineligible.  

Nature of Award

The scholarship recipient must meet general excellence requirements. The recipient need not necessarily be an outstanding academic, but will show a strong commitment to his or her studies and will be able to detail achievements in areas outside the academic program, such as music, sport or drama. We require applicants to submit school reports and NAPLAN test results. Those students who are short-listed will be interviewed.


To be awarded to a student entering Year 9 in 2015. Tenable for Years 9 to 12, providing progress and conduct remains satisfactory.


Full remission of Tuition Fees and incidental expenses, such as uniform and camps, for Years 9 to 12.  This Scholarship is valued in excess of $90,000.

Criteria for Award

• Academic commitment• History of general excellence – academic and other • Personal qualities
• Likely contribution to the life of The Peninsula School
• Family financial circumstances

Applications for the 2015 Scholarship have now closed.

Please contact Marita Hayes-Brown on 9788 7702 with any enquiries about this scholarship.


Parents wishing to view the School are invited to contact our Admissions Office, who welcome enquiries at any time and will be happy to arrange personal tours for families. Telephone (03) 9788 7753 or email

our golden jubilee celebrations

All members of our community - past, present and future - were invited to join us as we celebrated fifty years of outstanding education on the Mornington Peninsula. We had a host of celebratory Golden Jubilee events in 2011. 



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