South Coast Baptist College Year 4 to 6 students can again participate in the world-renowned ICAS Assessments this year. ICAS is designed to target students’ higher order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Mathematics, Science, Writing*, Spelling, and Digital Technologies.

Students in Year 4, 5 & 6 at South Coast Baptist College can participate in competitions for the subjects listed below on a user pays basis. It is recommended that students participating in these competitions have strong abilities in the subject areas chosen. These competitions are Australia-wide as well as involving students from South East Asia.

More than 500,000 students participate in any one of these competitions and every participant receives a certificate as well as a ‘scorecard’ informing them of their achievement. Performing at a high level in these competitions is an indication of superior reasoning skills and ability in that particular subject area. Further information on these competitions can be found at

Entry fees and dates for 2020 are as follows:

ICAS ScienceTuesday, 18th August 2020$15.95
ICAS Digital TechnologyTuesday 25th August 2020$15.95
ICAS EnglishThursday 27th August 2020$15.95
ICAS SpellingTuesday 1st September 2020$15.95
ICAS MathematicsThursday 3rd September 2020$15.95

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.

The web link is:  and the unique Access Code is NJM631.

Online parent payment closes Friday, 17 July 2020.

IMPORTANT:  Please enter your child’s name accurately into the system as it will appear on their ICAS certificate and note that late applications and payment cannot be accepted.

If you experience any issues with payment for the above ICAS Competitions, please call the UNSW Global Assessments Customer Service line on 1800 940 633 or email

In addition to the ICAS Competition, we usually encourage students to also independently enter the Tim Winton Young Writers’ Award organised by the City of Subiaco. However, as a result of COVID-19, the City has not been able to finalise the details for the award. For the most up to date information on the award please head to the following link:

If you have any queries regarding the competitions contained in this letter, please do not hesitate to contact the College and speak to Mr Oeij.