Earlier this year on Thursday, 14 June 2018, twenty Lourdes Hill College students from Years 7 to 12 competed in the ICAS Writing Competition for 2018. ICAS is a comprehensive educational assessment program, organised through the University of New South Wales and is an internationally levelled test for English speaking students. It assesses higher order thinking and problem solving skills and is not a recall of curriculum content. While this test is not compulsory, many students enjoy participating in the assessment to measure themselves against their peers from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region. For more information please us this link: https://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/about.
Traditionally, LHC has always done very well in this competition and 2018 was no exception. In previous years three Lourdes Hill College students were awarded the ICAS Medal for Writing (given to the top scoring student from each year level). These students were:
2017 – Sophie Nakamura (achieved in Year 9)
2016 – Caitlin Kearney (achieved in Year 8)
2014 – Jessica Pickett (achieved in Year 8)
This year, in 2018, every participating student received an award. Students were awarded 4 Credits, 10 Distinctions and 6 High Distinctions. This is an outstanding effort and all students should be very proud of their commitment to academic success and subsequent achievements. A special mention must go to our six recipients of High Distinctions (top 1%): Annabelle Thompson (Year 7), Ella Stone (Year 8), Millie Rogerson (Year 8), Kristianna Quesada (Year 8), Anna Egan (Year 10) and Sophie Nakamura (Year 10). Congratulations!