HSC Exams Commence for 2015

From Monday 12 October, more than 1000 Year 12 students from Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle, will sit the 2015 Higher School Certificate (HSC).

This year marks 49 years of the HSC. Introduced in 1967, the HSC was a key component of the Wyndham Scheme, an initiative to facilitate the reform of secondary education in NSW schools.

The Catholic Schools Office and the communities from each of the diocese’s 56 schools, would like to wish each and every student sitting their HSC, the best of luck.

Director of Catholic Schools, Ray Collins, said “I still recall, like yesterday, the demands that the HSC placed on young people, as it does in the present day.

“The end of formal schooling brings to a close a very important period in a young person’s life and ushers in a different and, what I hope will be, a very exciting adventure as they embrace new opportunities in learning that will take them to all parts of this world.

“I hope students will take with them, into their roles in society, values that have been informed by the life and teachings of Christ. I hope that their Catholic education will inspire them to make a real difference in the lives of others, as they embark on new careers,” he said.

All the best to Year 12 over the next month and thank you to all the teachers who have helped prepare these students in years gone by and, in particular, during this final year at school!

For more information about the HSC and the exam timetable, visit http://studentsonline.bos.nsw.edu.au/go/exams/hsc_2015_exam_timetable/

To read more from Ray Collins about the HSC, visit: 

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Emma Blackford

Emma Blackford is the Communications Manager for the Catholic Schools Office, Maitland-Newcastle and a regular contributor to Aurora Magazine.

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