Aug 10, 2008

The cream of the crop of the English classes of the Philippines’ top schools will converge for the first time to participate in the 2008 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)-English at 8 o’clock in the morning on Tuesday, August 12, 2008.

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.

This competition is the first ever in the Philippines, developed by the Educational Assessment Australia (EAA) of the University of New South Wales and will be jointly conducted by the MTG and ICAS Philippines in the following venues:

A. Metro Manila 
Grace Christian College (formerly Grace Christian High School)
Sto. Domingo Street,Grace Village, Quezon City
Contact person: Ms. Josephine Lorenzo Tan
Tel. no. 366-2000

B. Luzon Area
1. Naga Hope Christian High School
Contact Person: Ms. Sioc Bee Chan Azajar
Contact Number: (054) 473-8340, 811-27-98

2. Tarlac Living Faith Academy
Contact Person: Engr. Edgardo Domingo
Contact Number: 0917-514-8789

3. Colegion San Agustin-Binan
Contact Person: Mr. Elmer Apistar
Contact Number: (02)478 0167 local 227

C. Visayas-
1.Iloilo Central Commercial High School
Iznart St., Iloilo City
Contact Person: Mr. Manuel Kotah
Contact Number: 09285066720

2. St. John's Institute (Bacolod)
10th Street, Bacolod City
Contact Person: Ms. Esther Jane Uy
Contact Number: (034) 434-3924 to 25, 0921-518-3637

D. Mindanao
1. MSU- Iligan Institute Technology
Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte
Contact Person: Ms. Leila Bernaldez
Contact Number:(063) 223-2350, 0916-370-1268

2. Zamboanga Chong Hua High School
Gen. Vicente Alvarez Street, Zamboanga City
Contact Person: Mr. Joseph Wee
Contact Number: 0917-871-2455

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.


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