End of a school era for senior students

This year’s senior students headed to the Prince Alfred Bridge before its demolition for their graduation photo shoot.

Gundagai High School’s year 12 class of 2021 undertake the first of their HSC exams today after being farewelled by the school at their graduation on October 22.

The students and staff were treated to a coffee in the morning before being transported to the Gundagai common via the school bus, where they met family members for a photo shoot using the Prince Alfred Bridge as the backdrop. 

The students then attended a smaller than usual graduation assembly. 

“COVID rules dictated that we could not have family or the whole school in attendance, therefore we invited Year 11 students and siblings of Year 12 to attend,” said principal Simon Bridgeman.

The ceremony was held in the Yalbilingidyal ngurang (Learning Place) behind the school library, providing a personal and private setting to say farewell. “Students received subject awards, some small gifts, a signature bear and a few special awards from the school,” Mr Bridgeman said.

“At the conclusion of the assembly, we watched a snapshot of photos from the last six years, prepared by the Year 12 class, and then said our best wishes for their exams.”

Gundagai High’s Year 12 class joins with more than 75,000 students across the state in sitting for their HSC exams this year.

The exams begin with the English Advanced and English Standard papers focusing on texts and human experiences at 9.50am today, and continue with the second English papers on Wednesday, focusing on Modules.

The last HSC exam in NSW is food technology on December 3. 

All students in the state will receive their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank on January 20, 2022.

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