Irrawang High school twins, Danielle and Kristen, have begun their High School Certificate this week.
After thirteen years of schooling together, their final exams are here, and they prepare to head off into the big wide world.
Danielle and Kristen began their schooling at Medowie Public School, before continuing on to Irrawang High School, and remarked that they had some amazing teachers throughout their schooling.
Their friends who have sat the HSC before them have told them not to forget to take some time for fun during all the study.
“We have been able to take part in English and Maths Study workshops at school held during these school holidays which we found to be really helpful as well as emailing our teachers with any concerns we may have.”
“This has been a great help,” Danielle told News Of The Area.
“We both believe that stressing ourselves out with heaps of study isn’t a good or healthy thing, we have had breaks enjoying catch ups with our friends and only a few days ago enjoyed a walk up Tomaree headland which helped break the study cycle,” Kristen said.
Both girls credite their parents approach to their studying and HSC as being a great help to them.
“Yes they encourage us to study but have also told us, just do the best you can, if you don’t get the mark or ATAR you want or need then that’s ok, there are so many other options these days to pursue the career you want,” Kristen told News Of The Area.
Kristen has chosen a career as a Vet Nurse, and has completed her certificate 2 while being at school and will enrol in Tafe at Kurri to complete her Certificate 4.
Danielle has applied at Newcastle University to start Primary School Teaching but said that if she doesn’t get the required ATAR that is okay, she is prepared to complete NewStart to accomplish her career goals.
Both girls have completed their English exams, with Science up next.
Danielle told News Of The Area, “We are as nervous as anything but we both are going to do the best we can, that’s all we can do.”
News Of The Area wishes Danielle, Kristen and all year 12 students the very best with their exams.
By Rachael VAUGHAN