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In their own words: Year 12 students plea for their voices to be heard amid HSC turmoil

In their own words: Year 12 students plea for their voices to be heard amid HSC turmoil

This week has been turbulent for year 12, from a divisive call to cancel this year’s HSC exams to a promise of a return to school and priority vaccination. But many feel their voices have been lost in the debate.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos

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‘I’m struggling to understand how she acquired it’: Queensland student tests positive for COVID-19

‘I’m struggling to understand how she acquired it’: Queensland student tests positive for COVID-19

Indooroopilly State High School has been closed on Friday after a new COVID-19 case has emerged.

  • by Jocelyn Garcia
‘Capture their success’: The six best schools the government wants others to copy
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‘Capture their success’: The six best schools the government wants others to copy

The government has identified six public schools with the ‘X-factor’, and wants to find out the secrets to their success and share them with other schools.

  • by Jordan Baker
Contact information ‘may have been compromised’ in NSW education cyber attack

Contact information ‘may have been compromised’ in NSW education cyber attack

A cyber attack on NSW Department of Education earlier this month may have compromised sensitive information including contact details, the department has revealed.

  • by Jenny Noyes
More than 500 NSW schools to begin HSC trials on campus

More than 500 NSW schools to begin HSC trials on campus

More than 500 schools will begin their HSC trials on August 18 after the government allowed year 12 to return to campus in two weeks.

  • by Jordan Baker
‘Just so we can do an exam?’: Confusion over plan for year 12 return

‘Just so we can do an exam?’: Confusion over plan for year 12 return

Principals say there’s no detail behind an ambitious plan to test and redirect vaccines to year 12 students so they can return to school and prepare for their HSC

  • by Jordan Baker
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‘Preposterous’: Minister shoots down proposal to scrap HSC exams

‘Preposterous’: Minister shoots down proposal to scrap HSC exams

Students and educators are divided over whether to cancel formal HSC exams, and with some saying it would be sensible and others premature

  • by Jordan Baker
The King’s School reports teacher for attending lockdown protest

The King’s School reports teacher for attending lockdown protest

The Parramatta-based school contacted police about a teacher who attended Saturday’s lockdown protest then confessed to it on a social media post seen by students.

  • by Jordan Baker and Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Elation as schools reopen after ‘toughest’ remote learning period

Elation as schools reopen after ‘toughest’ remote learning period

Victoria’s fifth period of remote learning was far from the longest, but for many families it was the hardest, with parents struggling to keep their children’s spirits up.

  • by Madeleine Heffernan and Adam Carey
Education groups warn against proposal to let public ride on school buses

Education groups warn against proposal to let public ride on school buses

Advocates argue the move would help job-hunting youth, the elderly and families on low incomes get around regional areas, but country schools fear it could put children’s safety at risk.

  • by Adam Carey
Catholic school boss calls for traditional HSC exams to be cancelled
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Catholic school boss calls for traditional HSC exams to be cancelled

With no end in sight to Sydney’s lockdown, the head of Sydney Catholic Schools wants authorities to scrap formal HSC exams and base results on other data.

  • by Jordan Baker