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.

Many Old Boys of all ages have also made donations 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:  

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 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. 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.

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.

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


Applicants do not necessarily have to be currently attending Hale School. All eligible students are encouraged to apply.


This scholarship was established in 1995 with the assistance of funds bequeathed from the estate of former Deputy Headmaster, Mr Lister Drake. It 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.

MATTHEW FOSTER - The Lister Drake Scholar for 2018 / 19 

We are pleased to announce that this year's recipient of the Lister Drake Scholarship (awarded for use in 2018 and 2019) is Matthew Foster (Year 10 Riley), son of Mark Foster (1984-89). When advised of Matthew's success, Head of House, Mr Brett Will added these words in support of the selection:

Matthew Foster

Matthew is a very worthy recipient of the Lister Drake Scholarship for 2018-19. He is a mature, respectful and dependable young man who possesses a strong sense of duty. His academic record is exemplary, testimony to his commitment to excellence in all areas.

Matthew is highly respected across all year groups, in Riley House and the wider Hale School community. He has maintained a high level of involvement in the co-curricular life of the School and is the Year 10 student representative for Riley House. He represented the School in PSA hockey, cricket and Service Learning. He is also heavily involved in the School’s music programme.

Held in high regard by his teachers and coaches, Matthew is confident in his dealings with adults and is admired for his authenticity. He excelled on the recent Outdoor Education programme at Exmouth where his outstanding leadership qualities, and his ability to work effectively as part of a team, came to the fore.

Matthew clearly meets all the criteria for this scholarship and he can look forward to a very productive and successful future in his senior years at Hale School.

  Brett Will - RILEY: Head of House

Matthew 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.