Oberon schools: Lots of smiles as students return

APPRECIATION: Oberon Public School Stage 1 students wrote thank you letters to essential service workers.

APPRECIATION: Oberon Public School Stage 1 students wrote thank you letters to essential service workers.

HAPPY: Oberon High School Primary Industries student Lexi O'Donnell was reunited with the school's farm animals last week.

HAPPY: Oberon High School Primary Industries student Lexi O'Donnell was reunited with the school's farm animals last week.

ACTIVE: St Joseph's Schools' pre kinder students Ryleigh Van Eeden and Jessikah Ryan enjoying some arts and crafts.

ACTIVE: St Joseph's Schools' pre kinder students Ryleigh Van Eeden and Jessikah Ryan enjoying some arts and crafts.

FIRST CLASS: St Joseph's students are happy to be back in the classroom with friends and teachers.

FIRST CLASS: St Joseph's students are happy to be back in the classroom with friends and teachers.

Oberon Public

OBERON Public School Stage 1 students wrote thank you letters to essential service workers.

The letters were full of colour and creativity from our talented students.

Oberon High

ON Tuesday, May 12, Oberon High School primary industries Stage 6 students were reunited with the school farm and animals.

The students were back on deck feeding, cleaning and maintaining areas of the farm. Interaction between animal and human seems like it never ceased.

St Joseph's

IT was wonderful to welcome our students back to the classroom. There were so many smiles as they reunited with their friends and their teachers.

It was great to see so many students back for pre-kinder at St Joseph's last week.

Students read the Little Red Hen and looked at grains of wheat, then looked at flour and finally bread. They then used the bread to make fairy bread.

Students painted paper plates which will turn into their own little Red Hens.

Please note that enrolments for this wonderful program are still being taken. Please see our office staff for an enrolment pack.

HSC timetable

THE 2020 HSC written exam timetable was released for the 75,000 students sitting the exams this year.

NSW Education Standards Authority chief executive officer Paul Martin said the timetable would provide the certainty that students, teachers and parents have been looking for around the HSC.

"Students have known that the HSC would be going ahead and this timetable provides the certainty many have been seeking about when their exams will take place," Mr Martin said.

"This timetable starts five days later giving students some extra time at school after the spring holiday while keeping to the original time frame for releasing results.

"I want to reassure parents and students that the exams will be conducted in line with the expert health advice at the time of the exams, which are still five months away."

NSW schools are supporting the return of HSC students to the classroom with HSC students receiving on average three to four days at school each week.

"I trust that now students have a definitive plan and timing for the exams, they can focus on achieving their best," Mr Martin said.

The 120 written exams will start with English on October 20 and 51 oral language exams will start on August 15. Students will receive their HSC results on December 18.

Visit educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/covid-19-advice or contact the NESA COVID-19 support team on 1300 138 323 and covid19support@nesa.nsw.edu.au