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May
7
Mon
Labour Day Holiday
May 7 all-day
May
8
Tue
ICAS Digital Technology
May 8 all-day

ICAS Digital Technologies assesses skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Databases
  • Graphics and multimedia
  • Internet use and email programs
  • Networks and other communications systems
  • Operating systems and computer hardware
  • Programming and scripting
  • Spreadsheets
  • Word processing

The papers cover content on:

  • Digital Systems including hardware and software, operating systems, cloud computing and data representation.
  • Basic and advanced operations and formatting in word processing, use of tables, style sheets, animations and referencing.
  • Presentations, integrated multimedia and data visualisation.
  • Use of search engines, emails, web design, social media, online collaborative projects and applying social and ethical protocols and practices in the use of digital technologies.
  • Use of operations to maintain and manage data and databases.
  • Programming principles and concepts which includes block-based coding, flowcharts, sequence, loops, pseudocode, algorithms and desk checking.

To find out more about the areas assessed, download a PDF copy of the ICAS Digital Technologies assessment framework.

May
10
Thu
Big Science Competition
May 10 all-day
May
15
Tue
Naplan
May 15 all-day

Naplan will commence 15th through to the 18th May 2018

https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/FAQs

May
16
Wed
Naplan
May 16 all-day

Naplan will commence 15th through to the 18th May 2018

https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/FAQs

May
17
Thu
Naplan
May 17 all-day

Naplan will commence 15th through to the 18th May 2018

https://www.nap.edu.au/online-assessment/FAQs

May
25
Fri
Iftar @ Durack Campus
May 25 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Iftar @ Durack Campus

Durack Campus Iftar, all welcome

May
29
Tue
ICAS Science
May 29 all-day

ICAS Science assesses students’ skills in the key scientific areas of:

  • Observing and measuring – Noting and measuring features of items and phenomena
  • Interpreting data – Interpreting diagrams, tables and graphs
  • Applying data – Including inferring, predicting and concluding
  • Investigating – Experimental design, use of controls and notion of ‘fair test’
  • Higher-order skills – Including reasoning and problem solving

The papers will cover content on:

  • Earth and Beyond (incorporating the Earth Sciences and Astronomy).
  • Energy and Change (incorporating Physics).
  • Life and Living (incorporating Biology and Ecology).
  • Natural and Processed Materials (incorporating Chemistry).

To find out more about the science skills assessed, download a PDF version of the ICAS Science assessment framework.

Jul
31
Tue
ICAS English
Jul 31 all-day

ICAS – English assesses reading and language skills in a range of contexts. The following aspects of texts are assessed and reported: text comprehension—reading for meaning—in literary and factual texts; the writer’s craft in selecting particular text types, vocabulary and techniques; syntax; and vocabulary. The questions require students to locate, identify, sequence, explain, interpret, analyse and infer information in and about texts.

Students will read a variety of texts which narrate, describe, explain, argue, persuade and review. The types of texts include extracts from picture books, short stories, novels, poems, play scripts, transcripts of interviews, letters, diary entries, advertisements, webpages, feature articles, opinion pieces and comic strips. These texts may include tables, diagrams, maps and other visual information.

The texts will increase in complexity within each paper as well as from Introductory Paper to Paper J, moving from simple texts dealing with familiar subjects and topics to complex texts discussing abstract concepts and using sophisticated language structures.

The aim of ICAS – English is to engage and educate students even as they are being assessed. ICAS – English not only assesses reading skills across a wide variety of text types but also across a wide variety of subject matter. Texts may include science fiction, fantasy, myth, legend, opposing viewpoints on medical or ethical issues, and biographies of controversial figures. In general, religion, natural disasters and war are topics dealt with only incidentally, and avoided altogether for younger students. ICAS – English will also include writers and writing from and about a range of different cultural and national backgrounds.

To find out more about the English skills assessed, download a PDF copy of the ICAS English assessment framework.