The results of the 2019 Australia-Japan Relations Essay Contest for Secondary School Students in New South Wales and the Northern Territory was announced last week by the Japanese Consulate.
The contest’s aim is to encourage an understanding of Japan and Australia-Japan relations among NSW and NT secondary students.
Over 120 students from Years 7-9 at NSGHS entered the Contest and worked collaboratively to brainstorm and discuss articles and research ideas for their responses.
The 2019 Junior Division question was:
Junior Division: There are a number of environmental issues currently affecting the world, from waste management to sustainability and climate change. Consider the different approaches Japan and Australia are taking to address such environmental issues and discuss what each country can learn from the other.
We are delighted to announce that Japanese elective student Bella Li in Year 8 won First Prize in the Junior Division (Year 7-8) for her essay on how Australia and Japan can work together to solve the environmental issues of alternative energy sources and waste.
Anna Stanic in Year 7 and Chloe Ung in Year 8 were awarded Outstanding prizes for their essays.
Highly Commended Prizes were awarded to:
Helena Chen Year 7
Jasmine Hui Year 8
Jini Kim Year 8
Hayley Kwan Year 8
Rebecca Liang Year 7
Amber Lin Year 8
NSGHS was also awarded 2019 School of the Year for being the school with the highest percentage of top quality essays.
North Sydney Girls won this prize previously in 2014 and alumni Emily Kim (NSGHS School Captain 2017) won the Senior Division of the Contest.
We congratulate these girls on their excellent achievement in the Contest and hope to inspire more students to enter in 2020!
A prize-giving ceremony will be held in early December.