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International Competitions and Assessments for Schools 2018

Each year our students in Years 3-6 have the opportunity to participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS).  These competitions are not compulsory.  The tests assess higher order thinking and problem solving skills, are not related to the National Primary Curriculum and some questions are at an advanced level.  Many students enjoy the challenge of these competitions and we do encourage students to participate in the English and Mathematics papers.  Please consider carefully.  The school's closing date for all competitions is Tuesday 13th March. 

Unfortunately no entries can be made after this date.

Competition dates and costs:

  • Tuesday 8th May - Digital Technologies - $10
  • Tuesday 29th May - Science - $10
  • Wednesday 13th June - Spelling - $14
  • Thursday 14th June - Writing - $20
  • Tuesday 31st July - English - $10
  • Tuesday 14th August - Mathematics - $10

To enter your child into the competitions please follow visit the ICAS formstack.

The competitions will be held before school at 8:00am so they do not interfere with class lessons.  This means your child would need to be free to do the tests on the designated day and time.  Please make a note of the day and time of the tests as no make-up times can be provided.  If your child is unable to do the test at the designated time he/she will be able to take the test home to complete for fun.  Refunds will not be available for any tests missed.

You will be invoiced for the tests on your child's term 2 account.

Anne Layton-Smith
ICAS Coordinator