Student awards

NSW Government Schools International Student Awards

The NSW Government Schools International Student Awards recognise the outstanding academic 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.

Award Categories

Student awards

The Academic Award recognises outstanding academic results.

The Leadership Award recognises students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through school activities and who are a positive role model and mentor to other students.

The School Service Award recognises outstanding contributions to the school community through extracurricular school and community projects, such as volunteering and fundraising.

School and staff Awards

The International Student Coordinator of the Year Award recognises professional excellence in delivering services and support to international students.

The International Student Program School Excellence Award recognises best practice in delivering activities and initiatives that support international through a whole of school approach.

Eligibility

  • Students enrolled in Year 12 at a NSW government school may be nominated for one or more student awards by a school staff member with the principal’s endorsement.
  • Nominations for school and staff awards may be submitted by school staff or anyone in the school community. Self-nominations are welcome.
  • Schools must be registered with DE International to be eligible for the school excellence award.

Nominations

The 2020 nomination round has now closed. Shortlisted students and award winners will be announced during the NSW Government Schools International Student Awards Livestream on Wednesday 17 February 2021. The link to the livestream broadcast will be available here closer to the time.

Recipients of the 2020 International Student Awards

Academic Achievement

Enxi (Nancy) Lin, China
Burwood Girls High School
Academic Achievement Award Winner 2020
ATAR 99.9

School Service

Eunse (Lia) Seo, South Korea
Asquith Girls High School
School Service Award Winner 2020

Leadership

Gustavo Floreste Aizza Melo Toledo, Brazil
Marsden High School
Leadership Award Winner 2020

International Student Coordinator of the Year

Mee Lin Liau
Evans High School
International Student Coordinator of the Year 2020

International Student Program School Excellence Award

Burwood Girls High School
International Student Program School Excellence Award 2020

Recipients of the 2019 International Student Awards

Academic Achievement

Yirong Zhao, China
Burwood Girls High School
Academic Achievement Award Winner 2019
ATAR 99.9

School Service

Henry Tran, Vietnam
Canley Vale High School
School Service Award Winner 2019

Leadership

Fathimath Aina Ibrahim, Maldives
Hunters Hill High School
Leadership Award Winner 2019

NSW International Student of the Year Award

Each year international students are selected for this prestigious award by StudyNSW based on criteria, including:

  • Being an inspirational role model to the community
  • Demonstrating an achievement or contribution that adds value to the community through
    • touching the lives of others
    • participating in the community
    • connecting an ethnic or language community group with the broader NSW community
    • volunteer work.

International students enrolled in NSW government schools have won the Schools sector category for this award in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, acknowledging the outstanding contributions these students have made to their communities and the state of NSW.

Some of our award winners and nominees include:

2019 Nominees – Baiyang Hu, Hunters Hill High School and Thong Dat (David) Pham, Kingsgrove North High School

2018 Winner – Duy Quang Mai, Homebush Boys High School

2017 Winner – Katherine Pei Kun Qi, Beverly Hills Girls High School

2016 Winner – Abigail Aguilar, Hunters Hill High School

2015 Winner – Mingjun (Martina) Zhang, Killarney Heights High School