Dear Parent / Carer,

RE: 2020 (ICAS) International Competitions and Assessments for Schools

We are delighted to inform you that Dripstone Middle School will be participating in the ICAS Assessments this year.

ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Spelling and Digital Technologies.

Each assessment celebrates students’ accomplishments by providing opportunities for recognition. Every student will receive a printed certificate and an online result report. Top performers will be eligible for medals and are invited to attend special award ceremonies to have their academic excellence publicly recognised.

We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year. The assessments are suitable for students wishing to extend themselves academically and take up the personal challenge of competing in an international assessment. Your child will be presented with high-quality, expert-developed questions, allowing them to apply their learning without the need for prior study or revision.

ICAS Assessments are now online, a move that reflects a sector-wide transition to online assessments. This allows greater accessibility for students and faster delivery of results.

In 2020 students have the opportunity to participate in the following subjects:


Subject                        Actual Sitting Dates will occur between the dates below

ICAS Science              Monday 17 August to Friday 21 August 2020

ICAS Digital Technologies    Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August 2020

ICAS English              Monday 24 August to Friday 28 August 2020

ICAS Mathematics      Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September 2020


(Please note: Parents / Carers will be notified of actual dates for the tests at the start of Term 3)


If you would like your child to participate in any of the subjects listed above, please visit the new online Parent Payment System to make a direct payment to UNSW Global. The Parent Payment System is a simple and secure online payment service specifically for parents to purchase ICAS Assessments.

To purchase:

  1. Go to the following link page:
  2. Use the Dripstone Middle School Access Code: JRF248

Cost per test: $15.95 including GST                                 Online parent payment closes Sunday, 26 July 2020.

IMPORTANT:  Please enter your child’s name accurately into the System as it will appear on their ICAS certificate.

For further information contact Amit Kundu, Assistant Principal on 89837777




Robyn Thorpe