Hat trick for Tintern Grammar in ICAS

Every year Tintern Grammar offers a variety of invitational opportunities for our students to participate in the University of New South Wales, International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS).

All participating students receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly and their score compared with the rest of the students tested. A UNSW medal is awarded when the highest score in each year level in each state in each subject.

Every year Tintern Grammar many students are awarded Distinction (top 10% of participants) or High Distinction (top 1% of participants) certificates which are celebrated at section assemblies. Indeed some years it feels that there isn’t room on the stage at secondary assemblies for them all!

In some years, a Tintern Grammar student achieves an even higher award by winning a University of New South Wales (UNSW) Medal for achieving the top score awarded in a subject in a year level.

This year we have three times the cause to celebrate as Tintern Grammar students pulled a hat trick of Medal awards across three different competitions. A remarkable achievement!

On Monday 27 November, Zoe Forbes (Year 9 Writing), Jac Bellfinch (Year 9 English) and Joshua Choong (Year 8 Mathematics) and their proud parents travelled into the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to receive their medals at a very special award ceremony.

Congratulations to all of our participating students this year, particularly those awarded distinctions and High Distinctions, and of course our three Medal winning students.

by Jason McManus, Vice Principal – Teaching and Learning

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