Outstanding Contribution in 2017

2017 ISAC Winners  & Education Group

Left to right:  Andrew Fielding – Director, Business Systems, Cheryl Best – Executive Director, Learning & Business, Weihan (Brian) Wang – Kogarah High School, Saophoan Sieng – James Busby High School, Dang Phuong Anh (Abby) Cao – Rosebay Secondary College,
Elizabeth Webber – Chief Education Officer, DE International, Peter Mackey – Director, StudyNSW


The ceremony celebrating international students' contribution to NSW government schools was held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Peter Mackey, Director StudyNSW, Cheryl Best, Executive Director Learning and Business, and Andrew Fielding, Director Business Systems, presented the prizes of $1000 to each of the winners.

Abby from Vietnam stood out in a strong field for the Academic Achievement Award by attaining an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank of 99.60.

Brian from China received the Leadership Award. In his role as School Vice-Captain, he was an outstanding role model for other students and assisted his school's international student coordinator in supporting other international students.

Saophoan from Cambodia received the School Service Award. She supported charity groups, such as the Heart Foundation, The Starlight Foundation and Cancer Council by organising fundraising activities.

This year 40 students were nominated in the Academic Achievement category, 20 students were nominated in the Leadership category, and 20 students in the School Service category. Award finalists came from eleven countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Columbia, Iran, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Congratulations to all nominees and winners!

Outstanding Contribution in 2017

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