At 12.30pm today, the final Higher School Certificate exam was over.
The 3,756 Food Technology students across the state sat the last HSC exam in a difficult covid impacted year 12.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said today marked the end of 13 years of schooling for 69,000 NSW students.
Over the past four weeks, students sat 110 exams across 750 exam venues with strict covid-safe protocols in place.
Marking is already underway, with the results to be delivered through an SMS and email on Monday, January 24.
Year 12 students can celebrate and the school formal is an official marker of the end of their education.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard granted an exemption so all HSC students could attend their school’s Year 12 formal regardless of their vaccination status.
“They deserve to be able to party with their friends and enjoy one of the biggest celebrations of their life,” Mr Hazzard said.
The exemption means Year 12 students who have not been vaccinated for covid will be able to celebrate with the rest of their cohort as long as they abide by the public health requirements of the venue they are attending including mask wearing.
Congratulations to all year 12 students in Kyogle and Richmond Valley LGAs.