26 September 2023

Schools check-in on HSC students

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NSW public schools are to check in on their HSC students this week to encourage conversations around student wellbeing as 67,327 HSC students complete their very last week of school.

Welcoming the Department of Education’s Check-in Week (18-25 September), Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell said the new initiative was an opportunity for teachers and families to connect with and support students.

“I know this week is filled with mixed emotions for our HSC students – they are looking forward at what is to come and that can be exciting for some and daunting for others,” Ms Mitchell said.

“The last week of school is a great time for students to connect with others and ensure they have the support networks they need in place before they leave the school gates,” she said.

“We want the HSC Class of 2022 to know there are friends, teachers, classmates, family members and professional support services who want the best for them and are available to talk.”

Ms Mitchell said schools would be provided with Check-in kits which include key messages for HSC students as they prepare for final exams, links to the Department’s Stay Healthy HSC resources, conversation starters to help school communities check-in with their HSC students, and a wellbeing checklist for HSC students.

As Check-in Week gets underway, the 2022 HSC enrolment snapshot has also been released.

Ms Mitchell said enrolments were consistent with previous years, with Mathematics, Biology and Business Studies attracting the largest number of students for ninth year in a row.

“This year 815 sets of twins and 13 sets of triplets and one set of quadruplets are enrolled in HSC courses,” the Minister said.

She said HSC written exams are to commence on 12 October with English and end on 4 November with Design and Technology.

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