The Primary students participated in a number of National and International assessments this year and have performed exceptionally well.
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)
Students from Years 3 to 6 took part in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) in both English and Mathematics. The ICAS are conducted in Australia and over 20 countries throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Pacific and America. The ICAS Assessments assess students’ ability to apply classroom learning in new contexts. They challenge students to use higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills.
This year, we had three students achieve a High Distinction for English. A High Distinction is awarded to the top one per cent of students. Congratulations to Jasmin Underdown (Year 3), Luka Good and James Underdown (both Year 5) for their excellent results.
Seven students also achieved a distinction, awarded to students in the top 10 per cent of the cohort. Congratulations to Phelan Sabel (Year 3), Archie Darlow and Bhuvika Garg (Year 4), Anton Barecca, Finn Harrison, Christopher Cunningham and Charlotte Rawlinson (all Year 5).
We also had 16 students achieve Credits, 9 students achieve Merits and 26 students recognised for participation.
Students also completed the ICAS Assessment for Mathematics. Phelan Sabel (Year 3) was the only student to achieve a High Distinction. We had nine students achieve distinctions for Mathematics. Well done to Alex Cunningham and Ian du Plessis (Year 3), Rosie Reynolds (Year 4), Louis du Plessis, James Underdown, Christopher Cunningham and Charlotte Rawlinson (Year 5), Mihika Agrawal and Liesl Venter (Year 6).
We had 19 students achieve a Credit, 9 students achieved Merits and 21 students recognised for participation.
Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads
Throughout the year, 55 students from Year 3 to 6 also competed in the Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads. Once again, we had a number of students who performed at a very high level. James Underdown (Year 5) was the top-performing student from the School, finishing in the top 25 per cent of students who completed the Olympiad. Christopher Cunningham (Year 5) and Daniella Schoeman (Year 6) finished in the top 30 per cent. The following students finished in the top 40 or 50 per cent of students: Phelan Sabel, Dean Mainstone, Ian du Plessis (Year 3), Rosie Reynolds and Bhuvika Garg (Year 4), Louis du Plessis (Year 5), Fletcher Brown, Jordan Joynson, Ella Smith, Mihika Agrawal, Molly Lincoln and Jake Richings (all Year 6).
The School has a strong focus on numeracy and literacy. As a result, it offers students many opportunities to extend their learning and participate in local, State and National competitions and assessments. Well done to all the students who took part in these assessments.