ICAS-English is Set on August 1, 2009

The University of New South Wales Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) through the MTG, Philippines will be conducting the 2009 International Competitions and Assessment for Schools-English on August 1, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. in various venues across the country.

This contest aims to gauge or assess their reading and language skills. In ICAS-English, reading and language skills are assessed in a ranged of texts. The participants are required to locate, identify, interpret, infer and synthesize information in and about texts, focusing on the aspects of reading for meaning in literary texts, reading for meaning in factual texts, textual devices, syntax and vocabulary.

This international competition in English was introduced in Australia in 1981 and due to its national success, the contest was expanded worldwide in 1994 and it now attracts hundreds of thousands participants annually in countries like Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, China, South Africa, Indonesia and the Middle East.  In the Philippines, ICAS-English, in its second year, will be participated in by no less than 1000 Filipino kids.

The competition will be at a maximum of 60 minutes focusing on the aspects of reading for meaning in literary texts, reading for meaning in factual texts, textual devices, syntax and vocabulary.

The ICAS-English participants must bring a pencil- 2B or B (not Pen) and an eraser during the competition. Bringing of dictionaries, thesaurus, mobile phones, pagers and other personal electronic devices are strictly prohibited in the contest. The participants are expected to be in their complete school uniform.

Any participants who are interested of the previous competition materials, they may log on at www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/prepare/practice_questions. Paper A is intended for grade 3; Paper B for grade 4; Paper C for grade 5; Paper D for grade 6; Paper E for grade 7/1st year; Paper F for 2nd year high school; Paper G for 3rd year HS and Paper H for 4th year high school level.

The following are the venues of the contest and the schools listed below have sent their participants. Any school whose name not reflected in the list and whose number of participants contains discrepancies is advised to email at  emondreyes@gmail.com.

VENUES:

METRO MANILA AREA
GRACE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
Sto. Domingo Grace Village, Quezon City

LUZON AREA
a. BESTCAP Career College, Inc. – Tarlac City
b. Colegio San Agustin, Binan- Binan, Laguna
c. Naga Hope Christian School – Naga City

VISAYAS AREA
a. Bethany Christian School, Cebu City
b. Trinity Christian School, Bacolod City
c. Iloilo Central Commercial High School, Iloilo City

MINDANAO AREA
a. Oro Christian Grace School-Cagayan de Oro City
b. MSU-IIT Integrated Developmental School-Iligan City
c. Zamboanga Chong Hua High School-Zamboanga City
d. Davao Central High School- Davao City

Other venues will be announced later.

THE OFFICIAL LIST OF PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

Ateneo De Manila – Grade School = 1
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0          1           0         0         0           0           0           0

Ateneo De Zamboanga = 29
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
5          2           9         13         0           0           0           0

Bethany Christian School = 6
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         1          0          2        3          0            0           0

Blessed Lights International Christian Academy = 29
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
9         5          4          8         3            0             0            0

Bestcap Career College, Inc. =32
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
6         15          5          6         0            0             0            0

British School – Manila = 1
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         0          0          0          0            0             1            0

Colegio San Agustin = 2
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         0          1          0           1            0           0            0

Chang Kai Shek College = 2
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         0         0          0          0           1           0           1

Ferndale International School = 1
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         0         1          0          0          0           0           0

Filipino Turkish Tolerance HS = 16
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
5         6         4          1          0           0           0           0

Grace Christian College = 58
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
10        5        10       16         6          8           7          11

Iloilo Central elementary School = 1
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0           0         1         0         0          0           0          0

Iloilo Central Commercial High School = 7
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0          0         0          0         1          2           0           4

Integrated Montessori Center = 3
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0           1         1          1          0          0           0          0

Jubilee Christian Academy = 1
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0           1          0         0         0          0          0           0

La Salle Academy = 2
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0          1           1          0         0          0          0           0

Lanao Chung Hua School = 6
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         1            1          4          0         0           0           0

Learning Links = 56
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
18        18       20        21           0         0           0           0

Living Spring Academy = 33
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
3          9         8           13           0         0           0           0

Naga Hope Christial School = 29
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
1           2          6          2            3          5            5           5

Oro Christian Grace School = 5
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         1         1             0            3          0           0           0

Paref Rosehill School Inc. = 1
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0          0        0        0           0          1            0         0

PAREF Southridge School For Boys = 3
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0           1          0       2           0        0           0         0

Philadelphia High School = 41
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
8          3           6        7           5           2           7         3

Philippine Cultural College – Manila = 29
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
4           3         4         3          5          4           3          3

Philippine Institute of Quezon City = 58
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
8          8          5        5          6          8        10          8

Philippine Science High School – Main = 2
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         0          0         0          1          0          0           1

Precious Child Learning Center = 8
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
8          0         0          0          0         0         0          0

PSHS-Central Mindanao Campus = 2
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         0         0            0          1          0          1           0

Rosevale School =4
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0          0         0          0         0           0         3           1

San Beda College Alabang = 63
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         7         7          12        10         12           9            6

St. John Institute – Bacolod = 131
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
15        13        16        25        11         0           17          34

St. Jude Catholic School = 28
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
4          5          3         6          0          4             3           3

St. Mary’s College of Baliuag = 6
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         2            1          3        0        0         0          0

St. Paul College, Pasig = 161
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
26      20        24        27       30       7           14         13

St. Stephen’s High School = 2
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         0         0          0          0           0            1             1

Tarlac Living Faith Academy = 25
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
5         3           3          5           2         1            3            3

Trinity Christian School = 4
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         0          0          0           1          1            0           2

Turkish Tolerance High School = 12
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         0          0          0           2           4            2            4

Unibersidad de Santa Isabel = 7
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0        0          0          7           0           0             0           0

Xavier school = 6
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
0         1           1         0           3           1              1          0

Youngster Christian Learning Place = 25
Gr. 3    Gr. 4    Gr. 5    Gr. 6    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
5          9          5         6          0          0           0           0

Zamboanga Chong Hua High School = 89
Gr.3    Gr.4    Gr.4    Gr.5    1st Yr    2nd Yr    3rd Yr    4th Yr
14        7         10       17       6           12         14         9

Please be informed that Grace Christian College has installed a thermal scanner at the main gate. This is the school’s precautionary measure to protect its students, teachers and staff from the spread of AH1N1. Therefore, all participants of the ICAS – English Competition are advised to pass through the thermal scanner for temperature check on Saturday, August 1, 2009. Any participant whose temperature is above 37 degree Celsius will not be allowed to enter Grace Christian School.