International competitions and assessments



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INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AND ASSESSMENTS

FOR SCHOOLS (ICAS)

2015
All students are invited to take part in the 2015 University of New South Wales, ICAS Competitions (formerly known as Australasian School Competitions) which will be held as follows:

Computer Skills Tuesday 19 May (years 7-9)

Science Wednesday 03 June (years 7-9)

Spelling Tuesday 16 June (years 7-8)

English Tuesday 28 July (years 7-9)

Maths Tuesday 11 August (years 7-9)

Entry fees are $8.50 each for Computer Skills, Science, English and Maths. The fee for Spelling is $10.50 and is available for Yr 7 and Yr 8 students only. If your child would like to be involved in all or some of these competitions they will need to return the permission slip (below) and all entry fee/s (to BORIS the BOX) by Friday 20 March. (Please make all cheques out to Berkley Normal Middle School). No late entries will be accepted.

Please ensure you enter the correct year level for your child.


These competitions take place each year in schools throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region. They provide an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessment situation.
All students receive a certificate and an individual results letter indicating which questions they answered correctly, as well as the average mark for New Zealand. The results letter is also useful for highlighting students’ strengths and weaknesses in these curriculum areas.
Please note that students wishing to be considered for placement into our Year 8 or Year 9 accelerate class (in 2016) are encouraged (but not required) to enter English, Maths and Science.
If you have any queries please contact the office or email alisonc@berkley.school.nz
Yours sincerely
Alison Cronin

ICAS Administration

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ICAS COMPETITIONS - RETURN SLIP

Attach to payment slip (in classrooms); and post in BORIS the BOX by Friday 20 March.

Please note – all entry fees must be paid by this date – late enrolments will not be accepted.

Student’s name …………………………………….. Room …………. Year ……………

I would like to enter the following competitions:
Computer $8.50  English $8.50 

Maths $8.50  Science $8.50 

Spelling $10.50 

TOTAL $


Total payment must be enclosed


Parent Signature………………………………………


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