Mr Stephen Lee was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2003 for service to education, particularly through the promotion of Chinese Language teaching in Victoria.
Stephen was Head of Chinese and Careers Counselling at Camberwell Grammar School from 1961 until his retirement in 2001. In 1974 he Co-Founded the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria, an Association of which he was President from its inception, until 2001.
During his teaching career Stephen was part of numerous committees and associations, serving in Executive roles. These groups included The Education Sub-Committee of the Premier’s China Advisory Committee, Joint Victorian/Chinese Standing Committee on Educational Cooperation, Society of Educational Counsellors, and the RMIT Advisory Committee – Vocational and Educational Counselling. Stephen was also an active part of the Victoria Board of Studies as a Panel Chair, Reviewer, Trainer and Chief Assessor for Chinese as a Second Language.