Academic success at Dominic College

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DOMINIC College’s 2020 year six to 10 awards ceremony in December was a much anticipated and vibrant college gathering that recognised student achievement throughout the year.

At the ceremony, among the many students receiving awards, the college celebrated five of its students who were recipients of the prestigious 2020 ICAS Medal for placing first in the state in a specified academic assessment area.

This was a wonderful achievement for the students as they competed with more than one million student entries from more than 6,300 schools in Australia and New Zealand.

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) is an independent skill-based assessment test for primary and secondary school students.

It is an annual assessment conducted by UNSW Global and caters to students from year two to year 12.

The six ICAS competitions are English, Mathematics, Science, Spelling, Writing and Digital Technologies.

Achievement in Mathematics across Dominic College was particularly evident with Harry Breslin (year 10), Joel Richards (year seven) and Hayley Bukowiecki (year three) all being recipients of ICAS first place medals in the state for Mathematics.

The 2020 college vice captain Cassandra McLoughlin (year 10) was awarded her medal for English and Vincent Davey (year two) was awarded his medal for Spelling.

“Both Harry and Cassandra have been consistent winners of ICAS state medals across their time at Dominic and I anticipate they will do very well in their senior studies at Guilford Young College.” Dominic College principal Beth Gilligan said.

“Winning an ICAS medal is a significant accomplishment for these young people, especially amidst a year of unprecedented challenges.

“We want all of our students to be academically successful.

“Learning how to be a good student is an acquired skill and at Dominic we are very intentional in teaching all students how to be academically successful.”

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