HSC Examinations

The HSC exams are almost upon us. With the first exam beginning on Monday morning, it is timely to be reminded of a few protocols.

  • Students should ensure they read their timetables carefully and arrive on time. Monday’s English paper begins at 10.20am which means all students should arrive by 9.50 am at the latest and line up in the top quad in alphabetical order. This timing also applies to Boarders. Punctuality is of vital importance during the exams.
  • If a student has an illness or misadventure and can’t attend an exam, she must notify the school immediately.
  • If she can still attend, she must tell the presiding officer when she arrives.
  • If a student feels unwell or has a misadventure during an exam which may affect her performance, she should tell the presiding officer immediately.
  • We will have a room for students to lock away their personal belongings – they should allow enough time to do this.  No personal belongings may be left in any of the quads, outside any rooms or in the LRC.
  • If a student chooses to wear her school uniform, she must ensure that she is dressed appropriately – full school uniform following normal rules. If she chooses to wear plain clothes, they need to be sensible, comfortable and appropriate.
  • Students should be aware of the restrictions and acceptable equipment for each examination. This can be viewed at   Students Online. Calculators need to be NESA-approved and functioning well – new batteries may need to be purchased. 
  • Students are not permitted to borrow equipment during the exam so should ensure that they have spare pens etc. 
  • No mobile phones are permitted in the exam room – this is very important.  If a student takes a phone into the exam room the Presiding Officer will have to report her to NESA and her paper may be cancelled. This also applies to smart watches and other electronic devices.

Students Online has additional information and tips. There is also a message from the CEO of NESA wishing students all the best in their exams which you can view here.

Finally, we want to wish all students the very best of luck in their exams and feel confident that all their hard work will pay off.


Ms Kieryn Bateman, Director of Learning

and   Mme Maryse Martin,  Dean of Learning


Upcoming Events for Term 4 2017

Year 12

Year 12 HSC

Monday 16 October –  Tuesday 7 November

Year 9  Assessment Block Monday 16 October – Tuesday 31 October
Year 10  Examinations

Monday 30 October – Friday 3 November

Year 10   YCON Monday 20 November – Friday 24 November
Year 10 

Creating My Future Maximising My Potential

Monday 27 November – Thursday 7 December

Years 7 –  11

Year 7-11 Awards Ceremony

Thursday 7 December

4:30pm – 7:00pm

School Gymnasium

Compulsory attendance for all students

Year 12

Principal’s Morning Tea

Class of 2017 HSC Results 

Friday 15 December

10:00 – 11:00

Mary Ward Quad

Class of 2017 students only