ICAS Assessments Years 2-6

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are pleased to offer the University of New South Wales International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) this term. These are separate to our school assessments and are optional for students in Years 2 – 6. We continue to make these available as they appear to be valued by our community, however, they are not something we are asking for your children to participate in. They are good for students who enjoy a challenge and you may wish to check with your child’s teacher before nominating for a particular assessment.

Important to Note

We will organise and facilitate the sessions. However, it is the responsibility of parents to make a note of the relevant times for registering, paying for and sitting the assessments. It is especially important to ensure that children arrive on time (at least 5 minutes before the assessment starts). All students must start the assessment at the same time, which in turn determines the finishing time. If students arrive late, it is stressful for them, and disruptive for the students who have already started. Unfortunately, if students miss the relevant test sitting times, we are not in a position to offer catch up sessions.

What are the ICAS Assessments?

The ICAS Assessments are online assessments, designed to recognise  academic excellence. Students are assessed on their ability  to apply classroom learning to new contexts using higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. Further information can be found here:  https://www.unswglobal.unsw.edu.au/educational-assessments/products/icas-assessments/?_ga=2.255007948.591132277.1595556046-837843235.1595556046

Kapinara ICAS Schedule – Testing will be done in the libray

ICAS Assessment Sitting date Year 2  Sitting date Years 3-6 Cost per assessment per child Last date for registration and payment
Science Tuesday 18th August

8 am

Friday 21st August

8 am

$15.95 Sunday 2nd August 2020
English Tuesday 25th August

8 am

Friday 28th August

8 am

$15.95 Sunday 2nd August 2020
Mathematics Tuesday 1st September

8 am

Friday 4th September

8 am

$15.95 Sunday 2nd August 2020
Spelling Bee Thursday

3rd September

9 am

Thursday

3rd September 

9 am

$15.95 Sunday 2nd August 2020

Payment

This year, parents register and pay directly to UNSW through the ICAS Parent Payment System. 
Our access details are as follows:

Our school access code is: XFJ850
Our parent page link is: https://shop.unswglobal.com.au/pages/pps

If you have require any further information or have any questions, please contact Joanne Dixon at: Joanne.dixon2@education.wa.edu.au or 9385 9022