Award win for NSW Government Schools international student

Each year, the NSW International Student Awards recognise the outstanding contributions international students make to communities in NSW, and celebrate excellence in international student community engagement.

This year’s awards were presented by Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales, in a ceremony at Government House, Sydney on Tuesday 8 December 2020.

Two students from NSW government schools, Nickie Tran from Sarah Redfern High School, and Tung Linh (Andrea) Ha from Beverly Hills Girls High School, were finalists in the Schools category of the 2020 International Student of the Year Award and attended the awards ceremony. Both students held student leadership positions in their school and gave their time to support charities through volunteer work.

Congratulations to Andrea Ha, who is the 2020 NSW International Student of the Year- Schools. For the past two years, Andrea has served her community as a House Vice-Captain and as Leader of the Wellbeing Committee on the Student Representative Council, among other positions. She has led various initiatives including, ‘Be Kind Day’ and SASSY (the school’s intensive English program) and given her time and support to charities including the Salvation Army, World Vision and Harmony Day. Andrea was a key player in the school’s yearly Multicultural Day, sharing her experience and championing cultural diversity and cohesion.

During the awards ceremony, DE International & Medibank’s Student Wellbeing Support Program, including the DE International Wellbeing Support Service, was recognised as a finalist for the 2020 NSW International Student Community Engagement Award.

For further information about the finalists and winners, please visit the StudyNSW website.

Andrea Ha Beverley Hills Girls High School with the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background

Andrea Ha- winner of the 2020 NSW International Student of the Year Award- Schools

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