AFTER a long, hard year of Year 12, Naracoorte High School students let their hair down last Friday.
They marked the end of their schooling journey with a "celebration day" by dressing up in hippy costumes and playing a few harmless pranks.
The school was "decorated" with glad wrap, alarm clocks were hidden in the ceiling to go off at sporadic times and a water fight ensued at recess.
While there was plenty for the teens to smile about on their last official day, the hard yards aren't over just yet.
Exams start in a couple weeks and many are relying on good results to make it into higher education such as university or TAFE.
The SA Certificate of Education board recommends simple, commonsense approaches to keep cool under exam pressure:
- Develop good study habits.
- Preserve a good study space.
- Take regular breaks.
- Eat and sleep well.
- Get together with other students to study or discuss common exam topics.
- Communicate - let those around you know how you are going and tell them when you need quiet time.
- Recognise your own stress signals.
- Discuss concerns with family and friends.