Year 12 students at Hastings Secondary College have had a day of fun and colour as they gear up for the final study push before sitting their HSC exams.
As part of Splendour out of class year 12 students had a teacher student dance off and participated in a colour run raising money for their year 12 formal.
Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus celebrated on September 10 and students at the Port Macquarie Campus celebrated on September 11.
Tahlia Sheather and Lachlan Bennison are both preparing to take their final exams in October and say the day was all about having fun.
"Splendour out of class is about the year 12 class having some fun as a group before our final exams," Lachlan said.
"We have all been working really hard all year and this is supposed to be a bit of fun before the final push to the end.
"I am excited about school finishing because next year I want to join the army."
Tahlia said her advice to other students is to enjoy every moment at school while you can.
"The dance off was a lot of fun and the colour run was great," Tahlia said.
"My advice to younger students is to enjoy the time you have with your friends and don't leave study until the last minute.
"Enjoy your final year at school because you find the people you can rely on. In year 11 it feels like everyone for themselves but in year 12 you all band together and help each other out."
Jacynta Moylan, acting executive principal, said the fun days are all about building positive relationships between staff and students outside of the classroom walls in a fun, engaging environment.
"The College had developed unique traditions for Year 12s to honour and celebrate with them," Ms Moylan said.
"Splendour out of class is all about College spirit and forming positive relationships between teachers and students. This day is a fundamental aspect of quality teaching and student learning and bonding.
"We wanted for our students not to miss out on this legendary tradition of a fun-filled afternoon connecting the whole College community.
"The day is fantastic, and it promotes a positive environment enhancing the wellbeing of students and teachers."
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