Monthly Archives: August 2010

2010 ICAS-English is back at 8:30 am, August 21, 2010

Please be informed that the 2010 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) will go on as scheduled on August 21, 2010. However, since it is a holiday, the time has been moved to its original schedule which is 8:30 in the morning and NOT anymore at 2:00 in the afternoon. The change in time is due to the public request especially from the school administrators and teachers, parents and participants from distant places.

Furthermore, participants are advised to be at the contest venue before the competition starts at 8:30 in the morning. They are requested to remember of the following reminders:

1. Be in complete school uniform and ID;
2. Bring pencils preferably 2B or B (NOT pen)
3. Mobile phones, pagers, and other personal electronic devices are not permitted; and
4. Dictionaries are NOT permitted.

2010 ICAS English will go as scheduled on August 21

Please be informed that the 2010 International Competitions and Assessment for Schools will go on as scheduled on Saturday, August 21, 2010. Despite the fact it is proclaimed a holiday, yet the competition is conducted simultaneously on the same date worldwide.

Participants are advised to be at the contest venue before the competition starts at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. They are requested to remember of the following reminders:

1. Be in complete school uniform and ID;

2. Bring pencils preferably 2B or B (NOT pen)

3. Mobile phones, pagers, and other personal electronic devices are not permitted; and

4. Dictionaries are NOT permitted.

Furthermore, the participants of the Colegio San Agustin-Makati have been assigned in Grace Christian College for the 2010 ICAS-English and NOT in Colegio San Agustin-Biñan as previously announced.

These are the other participants of the 2010 ICAS-English from the Philippine Institute of Quezon City assigned at the Grace Christian College:

1. Lee, Roger Martin Jr. Grade 3
2 . Lim, Matthew Hervey Grade 3
3 . Sy,Kyla Nicole Grade 3
4 . Lim, Simon Chester Grade 3
5 . Yap, Mariah Katherine Grade 3
6 . Lim, Filbert Hughstin Grade 4
7 . Wong, Samantha Loiuse Grade 4
8 . Ang, Arjhon Grade 4
9 . Pua, Gillian Jenine Grade 4
10 . Santos, Tea Toni Fleur Grade 4
11 . Ching, Richelle Mica Grade 4
12 . Ang, Tommy Grade 5
13 . Wee-Ebol, Timothy Grade 5
14 . Yu, Janine Michelle Grade 5
15 . Mendoza, Niña Bettina Grade 5
16 . Ratilla, Gabrielle Grade 5
17 . Po Lam, Janna Megan Grade 5
18 . Ong, Michelle Rizza Grade 5
19 . Balete, Nathanael Joshua Grade 6
20 . Tan, Micah Grade 6
21 . Yu, Joanna Nicole Grade 6
22 . Lee, Mary Ellen Grade 6
23 . Ang, Karli 1st year
24 . Espeña, Daniela 1st year
25 . Gaw, Michaela 1st year
26 . Lim, Ken Dustin 2nd Year
27 . Dy, Charlton Paul 2nd Year
28 . Ratilla, Daniel 2nd Year
29 . Lee, Cecille Natalie 2nd Year
30 . So, Sharmaine Eunice 2nd Year
31 . Ang, Michelin 3rd Year
32 . Tsoi, Aaron Charles 3rd Year
33 . Vergara, Hannah Krisziel 3rd Year
34 . Liao, Jean 3rd Year
35 . Wee-Ebol, Nokolia Bles 3rd Year
36 . Wong, Sarah Jessica 3rd Year
37 . Lim, Sean Austin 3rd Year
38 . Pua, Gillian Jeremie 3rd Year
39 . Eustaqiuo, Jose Mari 3rd Year
40 . Kho, Veronica Jhane 3rd Year

Good Luck to all!!!

Advisory on ICAS Math

The ICAS Math will go on as scheduled on August 7 at designated contest venues across the country. However, those participants who have a conflict with the UPCAT which will also be administered on the same date and time as the ICAS Math, then a special consideration is given to them. Thus, all participants who cannot take the ICAS Math in the morning may take it at 2 PM August 7, 2010 at Arellano University.

For provincial participants, please coordinate with your center coordinators.

Furthermore, all ICAS Math participants are advised to pencils preferably  2B or B.

For those ICAS Math participants who will take the competition in the morning at Grace Christian College are advised to proceed immediately to their Room Assignment which can be downloaded by clicking this: ICAS Math Room Assignments

Close to 1000 Pinoy kids join the ICAS-English 2010

The University of New South Wales Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) through the MTG, Philippines will be conducting the 2010 International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS)-English on August 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in various venues across the country.

The ICAS – English assesses reading and language skills in a range of contexts. The following aspects of texts are assessed and reported: reading for meaning in literary texts, reading for meaning in factual texts, textual devices, syntax and vocabulary. The questions require students to locate, identify, interpret, infer and synthesize information in and about texts.

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

This year, a close to 1000 Filipino students from 44 schools nationwide will join the thousand other contestants in the world who will simultaneously take part in the said competition.

Please click the link to download the lists of official participants of 2010 ICAS-English and the names of schools which serve as the contest venues. Any registered participant whose name is not reflected in the list, please contact Mr. Joseph S. Wee at his mobile phone No. 0916-247-0777 or email at jsw_66@yahoo.com on or before August 10, 2010.

2010 ICAS – English official List: 2010 ICAS-English

Important Reminders for ICAS Math participants

All participants are reminded of the following important requirements:

1. Be in the contest venue at least one (1) hour before the contest time at 8:30 a.m. for the registration;
2. Be in complete school uniform and ID;
3. Bring pencils preferably 2B or B and eraser;
4. Mobile phones, pagers and other personal electronic devices are not permitted;
5. A ruler is allowed;
6. Papers A, B, C, D and E are not allowed a calculator;
7. Papers F, G, H, I and J require a permitted calculator;
Calculators that are not permitted are:

  • Graphic calculators
  • Programmable calculators – any calculators that can store a sequence of operations to be executed automatically.

Blank paper may be used for any working.

Participants of the following schools are to go to the designated contest venues in their area. For more details, please contact your respective MTG center coordinator.