Earlier this year, SMGS students were recognised for their achievements in the ICAS Mathematics, ICAS English and RACI Chemistry Quiz. Our students’ impressive results are a testament to their hard work and the strong academic standards we promote at SMGS.

According to the Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) website, over one million student entries are accepted from more than 6,300 schools in Australia and New Zealand annually. In addition, students from over 20 countries, including Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA, participate in ICAS each year.

At SMGS, all students in each cohort enter the competitions, unlike may other schools where students are selected to enter.

Congratulations to all SMGS students who participated in the ICAS competitions this year.

Top results were as follows:

ICAS Mathematics Results 2017

Distinction (the top 11% of students undertaking the competition)

Year 6              Finlay Bylett                Top 2%

Year 7              Charlotte Wilson         Top 10%

Year 8              Lachlan Byron             Top 3% (Term 3 only)

Year 11            Sarah Ryan                  Top 7%

ICAS English Results 2017

 Of the fantastic results accumulated by our students, the ICAS English results were somewhat of a surprise, with three male students picking up a distinction.

According to the Head of Curriculum, Dr Darryl Nelson, this result is atypical for SMGS, where the girls are usually more prominent in their success in ICAS English. This is therefore a wonderful outcome, which highlights that the boys are also very strong in this subject.

Distinction (the top 11% of students undertaking the competition)

Year 8              Daniel Ternes-Dixon   Top 2%

Year 11            Jeremy Davies             Top 4%

Cooper de Pagter        Top 10% 

RACI Chemistry Quiz 2017

Distinction (The top 25% of students in the state undertaking the competition)

Year 8              Daniel Ternes-Dixon               Top 21 %

High Distinction (The top 10% of students in the state undertaking the competition)

Year 11            Sarah Ryan                              Top 4%