Posted: 8 November, 2016 by Jeff Dickinson-Fox

Queensland Parents Rejoice As Kids Prepare To Leave School

Year 12 students around Queensland are facing their final days in school, which means Schoolies is just around the corner!

With the official last day of classes for year 12s on Friday 18th November, they’re starting to mark the occasion. 

On Marto and Ed Kavalee for Breakfast this morning Cath from Wishart said she's already seen her daughter do away with school work. 

“It was eight days to go, she had the symbolic burning of her last assignment,” Cath said. 

“She has her license, she has her car, she will have her freedom in eight days time I am just so excited that she is such an independent and wonderful young lady.”

While it’s a life changing moment for the teenagers, it’s also a huge adjustment for some parents.

Deb said to Marto and Ed “I’m not going to have to make another damn school lunch again which I’m thrilled about.” 

“It’s such a thrilling time but it’s such an empty feeling for parents.”

Michael, a teacher from Ipswich, is excited for the end of the year. 

“Half of my load is teaching year 11 and 12 students. They all finish up within a week but we actually don’t finish up school until mid-December.”

“These last couple of weeks are a good time to catch up on some Netflix series and checking the emails and stuff like that and getting paid full time for it.”

He knows his students won’t get rowdy around the school grounds during the final days. 

“It’s all pretty strict nowadays. We’re a k (sic) from the local cop shop, so they don’t really want to try anything. If they did anything bad all their parents would find out pretty quick.”


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