HEADING OUT: Xavier Catholic College student Courtney Wells jumps for joy in the presence of principal Eric Littler after completing her final HSC exam yesterday.
HEADING OUT: Xavier Catholic College student Courtney Wells jumps for joy in the presence of principal Eric Littler after completing her final HSC exam yesterday.

By design, it was the last hurrah

ALL year Courtney Wells has had one big worry hanging over her head – the HSC.

But this morning dawns worry free for the 18-year-old Xavier College student.

Courtney was one of the 2184 students across NSW to sit the final of the core subject HSC exams yesterday, Textile and Design.

At 3.30pm these students charged from their exam halls to taste the freedom being enjoyed by the 70,000 teenagers who had already finished their exams.

So quick were the Xavier Textile and Design students to make a break for it, Courtney had to be called back to the school by principal Eric Littler to talk to The Northern Star.

She said it felt weird to know she would never have to return to school again.

“I don’t really know how I am feeling. I am a bit sad because there are people I won’t ever see again,” she said.

The Xavier College students were planning to celebrate the end of school with a gathering last night at Lake Ainsworth. Then on December 1 a group of about 30 are going to Bali for schoolies.


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