Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has today congratulated local High School students on their HSC results and graduation.

Mr Ward said that our local students should feel very proud of their achievements.  

The HSC is a rigorous and demanding credential with a world-class reputation that prepares our students for life beyond school,” he said.

“I wish all students the very best in their future endeavours, whether they are planning to head to university, vocational education or to join the workforce.

“For those students who didn’t get the results they hoped for, there are many other options available including many excellent vocational education and training programs here in our region. The HSC is not the single metric of measuring a person’s intelligence or ability to make a good contribution to society.

“If you aced every subject or faced challenges along the way, remember that your own individual journey is what makes you shine and stand out.

“As you embrace this new chapter, it is important to recognise that there are countless pathways waiting for you. This is a launchpad, not a final destination.

“I also encourage you to stay in our region as many workplaces are seeking your unique set of skills and your determination to succeed,” Mr Ward concluded.