Two National ICAS Medals Awarded!

December 03, 2018 at 10:45 AM

At a special ceremony held on Saturday afternoon at the University of Auckland Business Centre, two Saint Kentigern Middle College students were awarded an ICAS Medal each for achieving the top score in the country for their year group in the New Zealand and Pacific International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS). 

ICAS, commonly referred to as the University of New South Wales competitions, is conducted annually in Australia and over 20 countries globally. These are independent skills-based assessments and school tests for primary and secondary school students in Computer Skills, English, Maths, Science, Spelling and Writing. Earlier in the year, a large number of our students from each of our schools were entered in ICAS in a range of subjects with many gaining High Distinction. 

Year 7 student, Julia Koeman and Year 8 student, Eric Lee were both award national medals for their top scoring efforts in the country. This year there were over 980,000 entries in the ICAS exams, but only 100 students from New Zealand and the Pacific Region were awarded medals, across the subjects, for their outstanding achievement.

In addition to his ICAS medal, Eric also recently placed 3rd in the Final Challenge of the national Otago Problem Solving competition. This is an exacting examination and only the students who score over 20 in the earlier five tests qualify for the final round. Again, a fantastic achievement!

Congratulations to Julia and Eric on their outstanding academic success!

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