JS Academic Competitions and Awards
By Tracey Markovic, Assistant Head of Junior School (Operations)
It has been a busy time in the Junior School with an unprecedented number of students extending their skills and participating in the various Enrichment opportunities that have been available. At this time, we would like to acknowledge all the students who participated. We congratulate each and every student on their efforts.
At our Celebration last Friday, we congratulated all the students who received awards in the highest categories of Distinction and High Distinction.
On July 30, over 100 students in the Junior School participated in The Australian Mathematics Competition. The competition aims to be accessible to all students from years 3-6. The competition has an emphasis on problem-solving, a valuable life skill, and the questions are designed to be fun for students. A special mention going to Henry Dong, Year 4, for his outstanding Best in School Award.
This year the Australian Maths Trust - Maths Challenge for Young Australians was held over the course of four weeks in Term 2 and was open to students in Years 4 – 6. During the 4 weeks the Challenge was in progress, students met one lunch time a week to work through a variety of problems.
Each problem had several parts and took some time to solve. Students independently wrote up their own solutions for each problem. Thank you to Ms Mitchell & Mr Martin for assisting students with this Challenge.
Each year our Year 3-6 students are invited to participate in ICAS Assessments. These assessments are designed to recognise academic excellence. Students are assessed on their ability to apply classroom learning to new contexts using higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills.
This year in the Junior School we had the following number of students participating in the ICAS Competitions:
- English: 116 participants
- Maths: 133 participants
- Science: 119 participants
We congratulate all students who participated in these competitions. Please see attached for the full list of Distinction/High Distinction Winners.