If anyone has a child currently in Year 6 who might be thinking of going to any of the following schools from Year 8 onwards, registrations are now open for academic scholarships through ACER (http://www.acer.edu.au/tests/scholarships.html).
They register now, sit the exam in early February, for entry the following Jan/Feb (i.e. 2011).
Both my kids managed to get scholarships for the school of our choice - you can put in for more than one school if you wish - thanks mainly to a brilliant Year 6/7 teacher they both had rather than any inherited brains I have to say, but it's definitely worth looking into.
One more thing before I list the schools - if your child is sitting the exam in Feb, well worth asking the teacher before the end of the term in Dec to send them home some practice work to do over the long summer holidays, so their brains don't totally die!!
Here's the list in SA:
Annesley, Prince Alfred, St Peters, Woodcroft
Blackfriars, Pulteney, St Peters Girls
Concordia, Rostrevor, Tabor
Immanuel, St Ignatius, Temple
Kings Baptist, Scotch College, Trinity
Loreto, Seymour, Walford
Pedare, St Johns, Westminster
Pembroke, St George, Wilderness