Preshil’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Creativity and Innovation Scholarships are built on the IB programmes objective to “develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world”.*

*International Baccalaureate Organization 2005- 2022, <>


Each year, Preshil searches for students who are looking for opportunities to further their imaginative, creativity and independent thinking, in an IB World School. The School seeks to find applicants who will bring breadth to our community and we encourage enthusiastic and creative students to apply. It is Preshil’s belief that academic scholarships fail to speak to the whole child. Our Year 7 and 11 Creativity and Innovation Scholarships address this by valuing a broad range of aptitudes and not prescribing to narrow terms of application. Preshil welcomes musicians, scientists, actors, engineers, elite athletes, film makers, YouTubers, authors, activists, artists and orators who are self-aware learners and who are ready to celebrate with us what they value about their learning. 

We consider students whose innovative and creative endeavours are of exceptional standard.

The IB Creativity and Innovation Scholarships are for entry into Years 7 and 11.

Students can apply by submitting a portfolio of work displaying evidence of creativity, innovation and imagination.

Successful applicants are expected to actively contribute to our school community and will already identify ways in which they can be outstanding in their various pursuits including:

– Extraordinary fine art skills

– Being outspoken and at the forefront in raising awareness of world issues

– Excelling in technological endeavours such as developing games or apps or building websites or have burgeoning Youtube channels

– Accomplished performing art talent such in areas such as acting, film making or music

Applicants should demonstrate capacity to manage the breadth and rigour of the Middle Years and Diploma Programmes of the IB, be responsible members of local, national and global communities as well as have an understanding of the IB Learner Profile being:


We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.


We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global signi­ficance.


We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.


We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.


We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.


We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.


We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.


We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.


We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives—intellectual, physical, and emotional—to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.


We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.


Applicants are not required to sit a scholarship examination, rather applicants are asked to submit a portfolio of material that shows evidence of creative, innovative and imaginative endeavour in any field of learning and of their capacity to contribute to the Preshil community. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview with the Principal where they will also be required to complete a short written task associated with demonstrating some element of the IB Learner Profile.

Scholarships into Years 7 and 11  are awarded at the Principal’s discretion and are reviewed annually. Extra costs such as the Enrolment Agreement Fee, camps, music lessons and books are not covered by the Scholarship.

Scholarships are awarded with the expectation that successful applicants will continue through to the end of Year 12, and are subject to annual review by the Principal, who reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship with reasonable notice, should the scholarship holder’s progress or commitment to the school prove to be unsatisfactory.


For each applicant, parents are required to provide all information requested in the Scholarship Application form and an online Application for Enrolment.

A single non-refundable application fee of $121 is charged and must be paid at the time the application is made.

For further enquiries, please email the Registrar.

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