Winners announced for 2021 CISWA Awards


Winners of the CISWA Awards 2021; from left: 2021 WA International School Student of the Year: NGUYEN THI QUYNH ANH from Mt Lawley Senior High School; 2021 WA International VET Student of the Year: YEZMIN ASSAD from National Institute of Technology Australia; 2021 WA International Tertiary Student of the Year: CHANDIDI THIRULAMAI from The University of Western Australia; 2021 WA International Education Initiative of the Year – Schools: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM at Mt Lawley Senior High School; 2021 WA Outstanding Individual Contribution to International Education: JOHN PAXTON from Perth International College of English; 2021 WA International Education Program of the Year: VIRTUAL CONNECT at Edith Cowan University

International students that have championed multiculturalism, student mentoring and community volunteering, WA institutions and professional staff that have maintained connection with students on-shore and off-shore, and promoted health and well-being for students separated from their families during COVID-19 are among the six winners of the 2021 CISWA Awards.


The winners of the awards were announced at a ceremony during StudyPerth AGM and End of Year Event at RAC Arena Perth, in front of more than 200 attendees, recognising the contribution of international students, education providers and professional staff dedicated to supporting the international student community in WA.


The Award Ceremony was hosted by the CISWA President Dr Kevin McKenna and the awards were presented by the sponsor representatives: Pam Moss, Director, Public Schools Planning, Department of Education WA; Glenda Husk, A/Executive Director for Service Delivery, Department of Training and Workforce Development; Stephanie Juszkiewicz, Senior VP Aviation Business Development, Perth Airport; Dr Kevin McKenna on behalf of Medibank; Rod Jones, the Founder and Chairman of Navitas.

2021 WA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Thi Quynh Anh NGUYEN (Vietnam)

Mount Lawley Senior High School

This award was sponsored by the Department of Education WA and presented by Pam Moss, Director, Public Schools Planning.


2021 WA INTERNATIONAL VET STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Yezmin ASSAD (Argentina)

National Institute of Technology Australia

This award was sponsored by the Department of Training and Workforce Development and presented by Glenda Husk, A/Executive Director for Service Delivery.


2021 WA INTERNATIONAL TERTIARY STUDENT OF THE YEAR
Chandini THIRUMALAI (India)

The University of Western Australia

This award was sponsored by Perth Airport and was presented by Stephanie Juszkiewicz, Senior VP Aviation Business Development.


2021 WA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR – SCHOOLS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAM

Mt Lawley Senior High School

The award was received by Lesley Street, School Principal and Pippa Beetson, International Student Coordinator.

This award was sponsored by the Department of Education WA and was also presented by Pam Moss, Director, Public Schools Planning.


2021 WA INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OF THE YEAR
VIRTUAL CONNECT

Edith Cowan University

The award was received by Clair Mermejo, Senior Student Transitions and Employability Officer and Mitch Rose, Student Success Officer.

This award was sponsored by Medibank. Medibank sent their apologies for not having been able to present the Award on the day. The Award was presented by DrKevin McKenna, CISWA President.


2021 WA OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
John PAXTON

Perth International College of English

The award was sponsored by Navitas and was presented by Rod Jones, the Founder and Chairman of Navitas.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 2021 CISWA AWARD RECIPIENTS!

The CISWA Awards 2021 were proudly sponsored by: