Congratulations to Thi Quynh Anh NGUYEN (Vietnam) from Mt Lawley Senior High School for receiving 2021 WA International School Student of the Year Award.

Pam Moss, Director, Public Schools Planning, from Department of Education WA presented the 2021 WA International School Student of the Year Award to Thi Quynh Anh NGUYEN (Vietnam) from Mt Lawley Senior High School

The CISWA WA International School Student of the Year Award is about recognising the significant contribution that international students make to the Western Australian community.

In selecting the recipient of this award, the student’s achievements and contributions during their time as an international student in Australia were taken into consideration. Additional weight was given to any activities which promote interaction with Australian students and with the local community.

2021 WINNER: Thi Quynh Anh NGUYEN, Year 12, MT Lawley Senior High School

Anh has completed Year 12 at Mt Lawley Senior High School. She has achieved outstanding results and has a predicted ATAR of over 98. But it has been her activities as a mentor, tutor and leader that have resulted in this award. On numerous occasions she has acted as a buddy for new students so effectively that they have reported that they don’t know what they would have done without her, she had been so pivotal in their adjustment to life in WA.

She frequently becomes the facilitator in team projects, encouraging every member to participate. She recognises when other students are struggling and has devoted many hours to helping classmates revise. She has run study groups out of class time.

She frequently volunteers for school carnivals and cultural and sporting events. She has also been an active volunteer for Rotary and can always be found cooking sausages and participating in fundraising. Anh is not only an excellent student academically but also devotes her time to supporting other students, her school and the community.

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2020 WINNER: To Tran LUU, Year 12, Kent Street Senior High School

To Tran has achieved exemplary academic results. Whilst her main interests have consistently centred around the sciences, mathematics and LOTE subject areas, her willingness to work hard and extend herself have seen her achieve Top Student Subject Awards in; Mathematics, English, Japanese, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences. It has been To Tran’s achievements in her final year of high school education, that have set her apart.

To Tran has completed her Year 12 studies at Kent St Senior High School. To Tran’s willingness to volunteer in a number of extracurricular programs offered at KSSHS has allowed her a platform to share her value sets and inspire the interaction and participation of Australian and international students in wider community events.

She has also been continually active as a student leader in the school, arranging several programs and mentoring younger students. She has also been highly successful in the International Duke of Edinburgh Awards, leading community projects and supporting other students.