School’s out for Year 12

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

IT’S that time of year again to ring the old school bell for the last time.

School’s out for sum­mer this Fri­day for the Year 12 stu­dents of Moss­man State High School and they could not be hap­pier.

The count­down is nearly over and stu­dents are ea­gerly pre­par­ing for end of ex­ams and cel­e­bra­tions at their grad­u­a­tion, for­mal and Schoolies trips.

Prin­ci­pal of Moss­man State High Deb­o­rah Kachel said that the Year 12 stu­dents are very ex­cited for their fi­nal day of school this Fri­day and have been very fo­cused on their end of year ex­ams.

For the last day the stu­dents will party at Four Mile Beach in Port Dou­glas with va­ri­ety of beach ac­tiv­i­ties such as beach volleyball and a de­li­cious bar­beque. The stu­dents will re­turn to the school grounds at mid­day where they will ring the tra­di­tional old school bell as a sign they are dis­missed.

Af­ter that bell rings the stu­dents are off to glam­our them­selves in their for­mal at­tire for their end of year for­mal set to take place at the Sher­a­ton Mi­rage on Fri­day night.

While a com­mon trend for stu­dents is to party “Schoolies” at Air­lie Beach or the Sun­shine Coast, a lot of stu­dents have de­cided to steer clear from the crowds and hol­i­day with a small group of friends in other lo­ca­tions.

Year 12 stu­dent Han­nah Hober hopes to be­come a pri­mary school teacher af­ter study­ing at uni­ver­sity and vis­it­ing New Zealand.

“I will prob­a­bly be re­ally sad to say good­bye to my school friends but I am look­ing for­ward to be­com­ing a teacher and go­ing to New Zealand in the hol­i­days,” she said.

“It doesn’t mat­ter if you cleaned that beach the week be­fore, or the day be­fore.

“It comes in on ev­ery tide.

“The only way to stop rub­bish killing ma­rine wildlife and end­ing up on beaches is to stop it en­ter­ing the wa­ter­ways in the first place.”

Plas­tic can take more than 600 years to break down into a fine plas­tic pow­der.

Job well done: the Nip­pers give a help­ing hand at the Snap­per Is­land clean-up on


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