Lifestyle

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.

Topics:  byron bay high school, hsc, vandal




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

MISSING PERSON: Have you seen Sarah?

18 year old Sarah McDonald.

She was last seen on Monday leaving the Lismore Library

Doctor 'firmly advised' mother against home birth

An inquest into the home birth death of a baby at Nimbin is continuing in Lismore.

UPDATE: Inquest hears doctor was 'struck by the nonchalance'

An immense garden that is perfectly populated

Janet Frith-Hall and husband Michael making one of their large chicken pens.

Couple's lush oasis will make you green with envy!

Latest deals and offers

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%

DIY: How to build a backyard fire pit

DIY stars and Weekend magazine columnists Ayden and Jess Hogan.

Would you build this for your backyard?