The Old Haleians’ Association has always played an important role in contributing to the aims and welfare of Hale School and its students. For many years, this positive support and involvement has included the Association funding a bursary scheme.


The Old Haleians' Association (Inc.) Scholarship Trust


In 2013, assisted by funds contributed by the Old Haleians’ Association and donations from members of the Hale community, the Association formalised the introduction of The Old Haleians’ Association (Inc.) Scholarship Trust, with the intention of broadening its support of families who send their boys to the School.

Bursaries, scholarships or prizes provided by the Trust are available for boys attending or wishing to attend Hale School.

PLEASE NOTE: Any donations made to the OHA Scholarship Trust are fully tax deductible.


Bursary Assistance


The bursaries are dedicated to providing funding for boys who would enrich Hale School and our community by attending the school, but whose families due to unforseen circumstance, are not able to meet all associated costs.

Old Boys of all ages have also made donations in excess of $70,000 to the Trust’s funds understanding that the purpose of the Trust is to support boys joining or continuing their education at Hale School. If you would like to consider a tax deductible donation to the Trust please contact the OHA Manager, Judy Greaney on +61 8 9347 0169 or by email:  

All applications for, and the giving of, support are made on a confidential basis to the Headmaster and the Trustees of The Old Haleians’ Association (Inc.) Scholarship Trust.

Should you wish to make application for support from the Trust please contact the Old Haleians’ Office for further information.

Download the initial OHA Bursary Assistance application form

The Lister Drake Scholarship: awarded to the son/grandson of an Old Haleian


This scholarship was established in 1995 with the assistance of funds bequeathed from the estate of former Deputy Headmaster, Mr Lister Drake. The scholarship is awarded to a Year 10 student for Years 11 and 12 and is to the value of 25% tuition fees. The awarding of the Lister Drake Scholarship will be determined by the completion of a 300 word essay, results of an academic examination and an interview. Boys will be shortlisted for an interview based on their application and the results of the examination. The interview panel will comprise: the Headmaster, the Chairman of the OHA Scholarship Committee (or his delegate), plus one other representative of the OHA. 

Should you have any queries regarding the Lister Drake Scholarship, please contact the Registrar's Office on 9347 9701 or 9347 9733 or via email

Please click here to register.

JARRAD BURGES - The Lister Drake Scholar for 2017 / 18 

We are pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Lister Drake Scholarship (awarded for use in 2017 and 2018) is Jarrad Burges (Year 10 Faulkner), son of Craig Burges (1972-76)). When advised of Jarrad’s success, Head of House, Mr Dan Vernon added these words in support of the selection:

"Jarrad is a worthy awardee of the 2017/18 Lister Drake Scholarship.

He is always keen to get involved in House activities, be it swimming, ultimate frisbee (summer house sport), football (winter house sport), house chess, house debating, cross country (15th), house singing. Furthermore, Jarrad is a great sprinter and is looking forward to representing Faulkner in the upcoming inter-house athletics carnival.

In terms of PSA sport he has represented Hale School in the 1st XVIII football team this winter season and will no doubt be keen to be part of the school’s interschool athletics team. He has also involved himself in interschool debating and mock trial.

He is a very dependable Year 10 in the house and a great role model for his peers because of his work ethic and his ‘have a go’ attitude. He is a friendly and affable young man".

Dan Vernon
FAULKNER: Head of House

Jarrad very clearly meets the criteria for this scholarship and the Association is certain there will be more to celebrate before his time at Hale is completed.