Liwei left her home in Bejing, China to come to Adelaide to study as an international student.
Liwei has integrated very well into Norwood Morialta High School where, not only has she had excellent academic success, but she has participated in a variety of extra curricula activities. Liwei’s personal qualities have enabled her to flourish as a student at NMHS. She has a positive outlook on life and a genuine passion and interest in supporting and working with others for the greater good. Liwei has always shown respect, empathy and a willingness to represent the wider views of the school community.Soon after arriving at NMHS she became involved in the school musical production, “Annie”.
She attended rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday so that she could improve her English and meet local students, gradually making many friends. She joined the school’s swimming and volleyball teams in order to keep fit during her spare time and has competed in Saturday competitions. To support her understanding in her Stage 2 subject of Legal Studies, Liwei participated in the Mock Trial competitions for the school.
This year, Liwei nominated to be on the Student Representative Council, and in her words, “it was a big honour” to be elected as Co President of the SRC. Her reasons for wishing to be part of the SRC were that she saw this as an opportunity to gain team and leadership experience. As the elected Co- President of the SRC she values the structures, processes and procedures of our system of governance to encourage student voice.
Liwei has continued to support all students of the school, as well as the international students. She has constantly provided assistance to students with their studies, helping them with interpretation of tasks, and also encouraging them to seek help from their teachers when required.
Outside of school Liwei has also volunteered her time at her local church, working as a teacher’s assistant, teaching the children Chinese language and dance.
Liwei has been excellent ambassador for the school in representing all students as well as International Students and is a worthy recipient of the International Student Award and the 2016 Rotary Club of Magill Sunrise Service Above Self Award. We wish her well in her future where she is contemplating a career the Legal field.
Liwei, Norwood Morialta High School, International Student Award