Each year 100% of the children in Years 3-6 sit the various UNSW Australasian Schools Competitions with excellent results. While some schools only allow their talented children to sit these tests, at Hawkesbury Independent School we do not select which children sit these tests, but rather use the tests as a way of familiarising all of our primary children with the format of external testing. Children learn the skills of taking part in a multiple choice type test, including how to complete the information about themselves, how to interpret the questions and how to complete the computer-marked answers sheet. The tests are taken under exam conditions and are sent away to be marked externally.

Congratulations to all the children who sat the UNSW Computer competition during 2013. In this competition 36% of our students received special awards. Congratulations to Lillian, Lachlan and Summer who were each awarded a Distinction Certificate and were placed in the top 10% of the state. Summer’s results were even more remarkable as she was awarded a Distinction in the Year 3 paper though she is only in Year 2. A special mention to Acushla, Semias, Jasmine, Tully, Jaslyn, Kiara, Troy, Darius, Flynn and Clare who were each awarded a Credit Certificate.