Dominic College Year 9 Students Oscar Breslin and Cassandra McLoughlin were recently awarded the prestigious International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) medals for Mathematics and English.
This is an outstanding achievement for the students who were two of 980,000 contestants for ICAS awards across Australia and South East Asia.
ICAS is an independent, skills-based assessment program conducted by the University of New South Wales, which recognises and rewards student achievement. ICAS is unique, being the most comprehensive generally available suite of academic assessments for primary and secondary school students. Students with the top score in their year level in each Australian state are awarded a medal and a certificate.
This recognition continues Oscar Breslin’s ICAS achievement, having been awarded ICAS medals since the age of five, he has achieved this award in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
Dominic College Principal, Ms. Beth Gilligan said she was very proud of Oscar and Cassandra and congratulated them on their achievement.
“Both students are excellent all-rounders and it is wonderful to see their hard work rewarded in this way.”
Ms Gilligan said that ICAS assessments are based on the curricula for each relevant year level and students are required to demonstrate a deep, integrated, and thorough understanding of the content.
Oscar and Cassandra were presented with their awards in the recent Year 6 - 10 Awards Ceremony held to recognise academic excellence.
At Dominic College, students are encouraged to sit the ICAS assessments commencing in Year 2 and enjoy the experience of the challenge these highly competitive tests in English, Maths and Science present to them and their friends.