Dear Parents and Guardians
We will be participating in ICAS Assessments this year. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of UNSW Sydney, with over 35 years’ experience in educational assessments.
ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Spelling and Digital Technologies.
Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition. Every student will receive a printed certificate and an online result report. Top performers will be eligible for medals and are invited to attend special award ceremonies to have their academic excellence publicly recognised.
The assessments are suitable for students wishing to extend themselves academically and take up the personal challenge of competing in an international assessment. Your child will be presented with high-quality, expert-developed questions, allowing them to apply their learning without the need for prior study or revision.
ICAS Assessments are now online, no paper assessments, a move that reflects a sector-wide transition to online assessments. This allows greater accessibility for students and faster delivery of results.
Learn more about ICAS here: unsw.global/ICAS
Online parent payment:
In 2020 students have the opportunity to participate in the following subjects:
- ICAS Science Week 4 Term 3
- ICAS Digital Technologies Week 5 Term 3
- ICAS English Week 5 Term 3
- ICAS Mathematics Week 6 Term 3
- ICAS Spelling Bee Week 6 Term 3
Cost per test: $15.95 including GST
These assessments will take place during school.
If you would like your child to participate in any of the subjects listed above, please visit the new online Parent Payment System to make a direct payment to UNSW Global. The Parent Payment System is a simple and secure online payment service specifically for parents to purchase ICAS Assessments.
The web link is: https://shop.unswglobal.com.au/pages/pps
Our school’s unique access code is: LHJ665
Online parent payment closes: Friday 17 July 2020.
IMPORTANT: Please enter your child’s name accurately into the System as it will appear on their ICAS certificate.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions on 6862 4164.