Holy Family School student places first in the State in Year 2 Science

Holy Family School Kelso, Year 2 student Eric Wang has placed first in the 2019 NSW ICAS University of NSW (UNSW) Science Competition. Eric attended the UNSW Medal Ceremony at the University last week with his family and he came home with a magnificent University Gold Medal. The UNSW Assessment Centre coordinated the coming together of the high achievers in NSW schools. Eric was the 2019 highest scoring Year 2 student in NSW in this prestigious science competition.

This year, the ICAS competitions were all completed online and on this occasion, eight-year-old Eric achieved the highest mark in NSW. The UNSW academic competitions for schools have a long history and large cohorts compete in the various subject tests each year. The competition tests scientific thinking, problem solving, knowledge and understandings of various science topics.

School Principal, Mr Kevin Arrow said, “This is an amazing achievement by Eric to be placed in first place in NSW Science. Eric is a hard working student and he deserves his first place. Our school has supported the teaching of science as a priority, and the excellent work of our teachers is reflected in this high student achievement”.