Each year we offer Heaton students the opportunity to participate in external academic competitions. This year, students can choose from  ICAS English,  Spelling, Writing, Mathematics, Digital Technologies, Science and the Australian Mathematics Competition.  They will be completed digitally with the exception of the Australian Mathematics Competition. 

These competitions provide students with an opportunity to experience an external assessment situation while also giving parents helpful information regarding their child’s performance in the chosen exams.

All participating students receive a printed certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly, as well as the average mark for New Zealand. The student report is useful for highlighting student strengths and gaps in the skills identified in the exams. Certificates are awarded based on differing levels of achievement attained. Medals are awarded to top students. 

Important Dates 

Last date for ordering ICAS: Tuesday 6th July

ICAS Digital Technologies $20

  • Sitting date: Monday 9th August

ICAS Writing- $26

  • Sitting date: Tuesday 10th August

ICAS English – $20

  • Sitting date: Tuesday 17th August

ICAS Science – $20

  • Sitting date: Wednesday 25th August

ICAS Spelling Bee – $20

  • Sitting date:  Tuesday 24th August

ICAS Mathematics – $20

  • Sitting date: Monday 30 August

Australian Mathematics Competition – $9:50

  • Last date for ordering: Tuesday 22 June
  • Sitting date: Thursday 5th August

Competition Conditions

  • Payment must be made using the Kindo/Growth Collective link: www.mykindo.co.nz
  • Once you have booked and paid, online refunds are unavailable. 
  • Late entries are unable to be accepted. 

For help and technical enquiries please call the Kindo Helpdesk: 05 0845 4636 (freephone) Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm or email: helpdesk@thegrowthcollective.co.nz

Practice Papers & Preparation

A practice workspace has been created on Hapara our digital, online classroom. Students will find past competition papers and answers to assist in their preparation.

If you have any questions or require further information please contact me at cummings@heaton.school.nz

ngā mihi nui 

Sarah Cumming, Deputy Principal