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DE International Awards 2017

International Students’ Contribution Celebrated Dang Phuong Anh (Abby) Cao from Rosebay Secondary College, Weihan (Brian) Wang from Kogarah High School and Saophoan Sieng from James Busby High


Outstanding Contribution in 2017

Dang Phuong Anh (Abby) Cao from Rosebay Secondary College, Weihan (Brian) Wang from Kogarah High School and Saophoan Sieng from James Busby High School, are the winners of this year’s 2017 NSW


NSW International Student Awards

Abigail Aguilar, winner 2016 NSW International Student Award -Schools, and finalist Brian Weihan Wang Winner – 2016 NSW International Student Awards – Schools Congratulations to Abigail Aguilar,


Outstanding contribution in 2016

Every year, at the start of Term 4, the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet celebrates the outstanding contributions made by international students to NSW communities.


Changes to Visa subclass 570-576

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has announced the introduction of a new Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) commencing 1 July 2016 and all student visas will be issued


DE International Awards 2016

Dung Dang Khoa Phu from Tempe High School and Lin Tong from Chatswood High School have taken this year's 2016 NSW Department of Education International Student Awards, at a ceremony celebrating


DE International Award noms open

The Department of Premier and Cabinet and Study NSW annually hosts the prestigious NSW International Student Awards to celebrate the outstanding contribution that international students make to the


Sydney #1 for students

A new survey has ranked Sydney as the world’s most popular city to study in, ahead of 83 other cities including London and New York.


Awards winner!

The prestigious Premier’s International Student of the Year Award – Schools category has been awarded to Mingjun (Martina) Zhang, who is studying at Killarney Heights High School.


International students praised

International students have been praised for their academic excellence, leadership, service and achievement.


Win an iPad mini

Students who have a Confirmation of Enrolment for Semester 1, 2015 who complete the Pre-Departure Guide in December or January and get a perfect score go into a draw to win a 16GB Wi-Fi iPad mini.


International students honoured

The Governor of NSW has acknowledged the leadership, commitment and achievement of 51 international students who attended NSW public high schools last year.


Educational ties strengthened

The Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, and the Managing Director of TAFE NSW, Pam Christie, travelled to Vietnam last week to strengthen educational ties between NSW and Vietnam.


NSW Police Force Weibo page wins

NSW Police Force wins for its achievements in using its Weibo page to provide crime prevention and safety information to Chinese international students in Australia.


A warning to students

The Office of the Deputy Premier has released a warning to international students in relation to the activities of the Overseas Students Association (OSA).


Double victory!

Two NSW government schools international students received the prestigious International Student of the Year Awards.


2013 Student Ambassadors

International student graduates as Student Ambassadors represent DEC International at official functions throughout the year including festivals, training days and awards ceremonies.


Six Finalists – Premier’s Award

Six NSW government schools international students were finalists at the 2012 International Student of the Year Awards.


Students choose quality

The 2012 International Student Survey found that 87 per cent of international students in Australia were satisfied or very satisfied with their study and living experience here.


International students honoured

The 2013 annual award presentation for international students was held at Government House in the presence of Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW on 28 February 2013.


2013 Year of the Snake

Sydney is celebrating the Year of the Snake in spectacular style, with our Chinese New Year Festival offering a feast of activities for everyone to enjoy.


Schools: Quality Education

The Deputy Director-General, TAFE and Community Education, NSW Department of Education and Communities, Ms Pam Christie signed four Memorandums of Understanding with partners in China.


Sydney ranks fifth most liveable

Sydney is the fifth most liveable city in the world, according to a new ranking that focuses on green space.


Ambassadors of Excellence

Nineteen international students have been inducted as 2012 Department of Education and Communities (DEC) International Student Ambassadors.


Japanese jaunt

This time last year, students from Furukawa Reimei Junior High School were dealing with the aftermath of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.


Student of the Year Finalists

Three students were recognised for their outstanding school and community contributions at the International Students Festival and Awards Ceremony.


International students honoured

The award for the Academic Achievement in the 2011 Higher School Certificate (HSC) was presented to Vietnamese student Minh Thuy Thai who attended Canley Vale High School.

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