Paul Read from WA Department of Education presents the 2020 WA International School Student of the Year Award to To Tran Luu from Kent Street 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.

CISWA seeks to acknowledge an international school student, who has demonstrated academic excellence and has contributed to enhancing the student experience both in the school and in the community.

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

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Who Can Apply?

  • A current international student living in Western Australia on a student visa, Schools sector
  • CISWA accepts nomination by a school or a community organisation


The online nomination must be completed by the nominator addressing the following Selection Criteria:

  • The student’s contributions and achievements
  • Benefits to other students and/or the community of the student’s activities
  • All community and volunteer work undertaken
  • Demonstrated academic excellence – at least Credit average


  • Nominees must currently hold a student visa
  • Relatives of current CISWA Executives are not eligible for the award
  • Unsuccessful nominees may be re-nominated in subsequent years

2021 Key Dates

  • 28 September – Applications Open
  • 5 November – Applications Close (5pm)
  • 26 November – Judging Completed
  • 9 December – Winners announced at StudyPerth AGM and End of Year Event

The winner will receive a trophy and a $250 gift voucher.


This award is proudly sponsored by:


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.