More students are cutting their way to HSC exams | Rare Techy


Two Moree Secondary College students risked missing their HSC hospitality exams yesterday as their homes were surrounded by floodwaters.

But Barwon director of education leadership, Jeremy Mills, got help soon after using his contacts with the local emergency operations center to ensure the students made it to their exams.

“We were able to get the SES to send a helicopter to take the students to the test,” Mr Mills said.

“They also took a student from Mungindi and they are going to do it again next Monday.”

Although the rain had stopped in the north-west of the state, Mr Mills said the impact of the flooding was set to “be felt in the west until Christmas”.

Moree Secondary College executive principal Jennifer Bird said one of the students was from Croppa Creek, an hour’s drive from the school, and the other from West Moree.

“Their properties were on high ground but they had no road access to the school,” Ms Bird said. “Now most of the roads are accessible.”

Unfortunately, a group of students at Mori were unable to take their exams on Monday and Tuesday and the school had to apply for a “group misadventure”.

Schools and students in the north-west of the state are finding innovative ways to minimize disruption to learning and access to schools caused by floods.

Read how staff and students use airplanes, four-wheel drive buggies and kayaks to get to school.


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