HSC students' major assignments damaged in vandal attack

VANDALS who attacked Byron Bay High School over the weekend damaged several final year works by HSC Visual Arts students due to be handed in yesterday.

Police said artworks were slashed; condiments spread over computers and carpets and paint spread around several rooms in the break in.

Two HSC students had their major artworks substantially damaged, while two student's work received minor damage, a spokesperson for the school said.

The works were due to be submitted yesterday and the school has been in contact with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES) to support the students in using the HSC misadventure provisions so they are not disadvantaged in their marks

Michael Charlton from BOSTES yesterday reassured affected students that they will be marked on all evidence available about their artworks - including student folios, and teacher comments.

"BOSTES wants to reassure the students about this support so they can continue their final revisions ahead of the written exams which start on Monday October 13," he said.

The attack happened on Saturday evening and damaged art classrooms, a Human Society and Its Environment classroom, two staff rooms and a laundry with windows, doors, electronic equipment and furniture broken.

Yesterday a spokesperson for the school said all classes were operating despite the vandalism, with the majority of the damage expected to have been repaired by today.

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