BREAKFASTS and good, clean fun activities are the plan after the final day of studies for local year 12 students next Tuesday.
Local secondary schools said “muck-up days” were a thing of the past for departing final-year students.
Instead, their high spirits have been channelled into organised events such as breakfasts and mystery bus tours that give them an opportunity to celebrate their time together.
Crunch time for most year 12 students starts the following week on Wednesday, October 30, when the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) exams open with English exams. But for those studying subjects with an oral or performance component, such as drama or languages, the exams began earlier this month.
Many of the music students travelled to Geelong for their performance assessment.
At Warrnambool College, 146 year 12 students will tackle the VCE and the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL).
Another 62 year 11 students and one year 10 student will sit at least one year 12 subject.
At Emmanuel College, 179 students will sit the VCE exams this year while at Brauer, 120 are doing VCE and another 19 are undertaking VCAL.