Sunday 27 April 2014

Victorian Community Engagement Award

Nepalese student, Tsering Thinly Lama who graduated in 2013 has been awarded the Victorian International School Student Award for Community Engagement. This award celebrates exceptional International student talent, contribution and achievement in Victorian Schools.

In Tsering’s absence, Dean of International Studies, Leisl Bruhn accepted the award at a ceremony held at Parliament house on Tuesday 22 April. It is wonderful recognition but also a great honour for Tsering to have been given this award.

In 2011 Ivanhoe Grammar School welcomed Nepalese student Tsering along with another Nepalese student, Lhakpa who both came to Ivanhoe from the Shree Mengal Divp School in Nepal. Their first year was spent at the Plenty Campus in Mernda, and they then moved to Ivanhoe to complete their VCE in 2013.

Tsering was 17 years-old when he arrived in Victoria, starting in the early commencement program in Year 10. Both students thrived whilst they were at School with Lhakpa becoming a Prefect in her final year.

Though at first shy, Tsering was able to branch out and assimilate into School life. He took advantage of all the co-curricular activities at School, playing in the Soccer Team and mentoring other students which enabled him to gain a lot of confidence throughout his time at Ivanhoe Grammar School.

Tsering made a huge impact on the School community and will always be remembered. He has now returned to Nepal where he can transfer the knowledge he has learnt to helping others in Nepal.
,, More information on the wonderful International program at Ivanhoe Grammar School can be found here