At St Catherine’s we understand that some children have interests in specific areas and enjoy extra challenges with their learning. Our school and The University of New South Wales offer Year 2-6 children an opportunity to enrol and participate in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS). ICAS is an independent, quality skills-based assessment program which rewards and recognises achievement. ICAS gives a broad insight into a child’s performance across English, Mathematics, Science, Digital Technologies, Spelling and Writing.
ICAS assessments have taken place annually in schools for over thirty years and in twenty countries. Educational Assessment Australia (EAA), who design and deliver the assessments, is the not-for-profit arm of the University of New South Wales. Participation in the assessments enables the progress of each student to be mapped in each skill against their previous performance, demonstrating personal improvement. There is an additional cost for participation in the assessments.