ECCNSW Congratulates the recipients of the 2016 NSW Minister's Awards for Excellence in Student Achievement for Community Languages Schools.

by Esther Lozano - Tuesday, 8 November 2016

ECCNSW Congratulates the recipients of the 2016 NSW Minister's Awards for Excellence in Student Achievement for Community Languages Schools.

 
We are very proud of these students who make time out of their normal schools
hours to attend community languages schools to learn their heritage
language and culture.
 
There were over 130 students on the evening who received Commended and
Highly Commended Awards with 10 students receiving the Ministers' Award.
 
The Hon. Leslie Williams MP the Assistant Minister for Education;
represented the Minister for Education, The Hon Adrian  Piccoli who
couldn't be there, and gave a heartwarming address to all the students,
teachers, volunteers and parents/carers praising them for their wonderful
achievements and support for the Community Languages Schools Program.
 
There were close to 1000 in attendance at the UNSW Auditorium with VIP's
including Consular Generals, Principals, Department of Education  senior
staff, Religious and community Leaders as well as proud parents and
grandparents.
 
There were 37 different languages represented in the Awards
The 10 recipients of the Minister's Award were:
 
Junior section:
 
Emily Chan                         Chinese
Milan D'Cunha                   Swedish
Stephanie Isolabella         Greek
Parami Kuruppu               Sinhala
Julia Tymula                       Polish
 
Senior section:
 
Cindy Thao My Nguyen  Vietnamese
Takumi Ohashi                 Japanese
Angad Singh             Punjabi
Afonso Teixeira-Pinto   Portuguese
Evelyn Chung Yee Yu     Chinese
 
Congratulations to all of them for this remarcable achievement!
 
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