Year 12 students had a roller coaster of a week when they finished formal schooling on Friday.
Thoughts of looming final exams were cast aside on Thursday as the group dressed up, and down, for Muck Up Day’s replacement – Activity Day.
Students put the school up for sale, made a slip and slide, stretched kilometres of industrial strength gladwrap between poles, put signs up and carried a heavy arsenal of water pistols, water bombs and silly string.
A scavenger hunt and games filled up the rest of the morning, all watched by a team of teachers including principal Ian Moorehead, who had countered any afterhours antics with his own tactic.
“Three of us camped out in our offices last night, me, Pam Findlay and Linda Thurston,” he said.
Security guards were also on hand overnight, thwarting plans of a small group of students.
“I put on a deep brave voice and said ‘Who are you?’ and they took off.
“They were nice enough to leave me a carton full of eggs which were a great donation to breakfast this morning.”
On Friday Year 12 were back in uniform for a formal assembly and morning tea with teachers and family.
Final exams for the Higher School certificate begin on Monday, October 14 and conclude on Friday, November 8.