2024 International Student Awards Finalists announced

Eight international students have been selected as finalists in the 2024 NSW Government Schools International Student Awards. The 2024 awards finalists come from China, Vietnam and South Korea and represent eight different NSW government schools. The 2024 finalists completed the HSC in 2023 and were nominated by their schools for excellence in leadership, academic achievement, or outstanding school service.

The NSW Government Schools International Student Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of international students and their significant contributions to our schools and communities. The awards also recognise school and staff excellence in supporting international students.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday 15 March 2024. If you would like to watch a live stream of the award presentations from 4 pm AEDT, please register to receive the live stream link.


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2024 Academic Achievement Award finalists

  • Dinh Kha Ngo (Vietnam) – East Hills Boys High School

Dinh's excellent performance in the HSC earned him a place on the 2023 HSC Distinguished Achievers list. At East Hills Boys High School, he achieved final grades above 90% in Mathematics Extension 1, Chemistry, and Physics, and over 80% in Mathematics Extension 2, English Advanced, and Engineering Studies. Recognised as Dux in Year 10 and Year 11, Dinh excelled in his studies, securing first place in Extension 2 and Extension 1 Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

  • Jimin Song (South Korea) – Strathfield Girls High School

Jimin's outstanding performance in the Higher School Certificate saw her listed on the HSC 2023 Distinguished Achievers list for Chemistry, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2. At Strathfield Girls High School, she attained first place in these subjects as well as in Physics. As a Prefect and SRC representative, Jimin balanced her leadership roles with her academic responsibilities, contributing positively to her school community.

  • Tran Ka Ty Nguyen (Vietnam) – Bonnyrigg High School

Ka Ty's exceptional HSC performance placed her on the 2023 Distinguished Achievers list and the All-round Achievers list. At Bonnyrigg High School, Ka Ty excelled in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics Extension 2. She showcased her commitment to the school community as a Student Representative Council member. Ka Ty won the school’s International Student of the Year award in 2023 and 2019.

2024 Leadership Award finalists

  • Enning Li (China) – Burwood Girls High School

Enning Li from Burwood Girls High School distinguished herself through her work with the Student Representative Council (SRC), particularly in leading fundraising activities. Her role in the Band Ensemble Program highlights her leadership and collaborative skills. Recognised with a UN Certificate for Outstanding Participation, Enning demonstrated vital leadership qualities, significantly contributing to her school and community.

  • Yuet Ting (YT) Wong (Hong Kong SAR, China) – Cumberland High School

Yuet Ting demonstrated exemplary leadership as School Captain of Cumberland High School and in various roles such as SRC member, Prefect, Peer Tutor, and Peer Support Leader. His effective communication skills and active advocacy for student engagement have made him a role model, particularly within the international student community. Yuet Ting’s  leadership qualities have been recognised with the prestigious 2023 NSW International Student of the Year award.

  • Jingchun (Jenny) He (China) – Riverside Girls High School

Jenny served as a compassionate and flexible leader at Riverside Girls High School, earning the role of International Student Leader for 2023. Her efforts as a student buddy and active participation in SRC events have showcased her dedication to social justice and cross-cultural connection. Jenny demonstrated her leadership skills through various school assemblies and events, contributing to the school's community spirit and serving as a positive role model and mentor.

2024 School Service Award finalists

  • Enning Li (China) – Burwood Girls High School

Enning demonstrated outstanding dedication to service during her time at Burwood Girls High School. Her role in the Student Representative Council, especially in leading various fundraising activities, showcased her commitment to the school community. Enning’s outstanding school service was recognised through the school's Principal's Award for School Citizenship and Service.

  • Tsz Hin (Henry) Chan (Hong Kong SAR, China) – Kogarah High School

Henry actively contributed to the welfare of international students at Kogarah High School by organising international student welfare meetings. He represented the school in the district table tennis tournament, displaying his athletic skills and adherence to the school's values. These contributions and his academic commitment reflect Henry's dedication to enhancing the school experience for himself and his peers.

  • Wawa Yang (China) – Mosman High School

Wawa played a key role in Mosman High School’s Leadership Committee for Visual Arts, actively engaging in initiatives including the Mosman Art Walk and school art exhibitions. Her artistic skills were acknowledged with second-place awards in the Mosman Council Youth Art competition in 2022 and 2023. Wawa's participation in the F.R.E.S.H volunteer group and the International Student Buddy program demonstrates her dedication to supporting peers and promoting healthy lifestyles, marking her as an influential and proactive school community member.

To find out more about the International Students Program, please visit the program page on the DE International website: https://www.deinternational.nsw.edu.au/study-options/study-programs/international-student-program