The late Sir Harry Chauvel, distinguished Old Sydneian and General in the First World War, left some money in his will to establish a scholarship for a boy already enrolled at the School. Established in 1957, the Chauvel Scholarship has become one of our most significant internal awards and it is given each year to a boy in Form V or VI. It takes the form of a fifty percent remission of the School Fee for one year.
Under the terms of the award, preference will be given to:
- sons or grandsons of Old Sydneians who were Servicemen, and if a suitable candidate is not found from this group
- sons or grandsons of persons not being Old Sydneians who were Servicemen.
The successful candidate will be doing well academically. Boys who wish to apply should write to me by the end of Term I, including where possible proof of family history in the armed services. The result of the competition will be communicated to applicants by the end of Term II.
On another matter, you may have heard that the Hakoah Club has recently submitted an application for modifications to its previously approved 2015 DA for the re-development of White City. As was the case in 2015, the School has prepared a detailed submission for Woollahra Council and the Sydney East Joint Regional Planning Panel outlining its concerns about the proposal and the ramifications for Edgecliff Preparatory School, Weigall and the surrounding community.
We have also been in communication with the Edgecliff Preparatory School’s Parents Association about this matter. I would like to applaud their efforts thus far in helping to voice concerns about the proposal.
Dr RB Malpass
The Headmaster is available whenever he is not otherwise occupied to see boys without appointment.