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Has a HSC student overrun your study?

HITTING THE BOOKS: Ellie Hewitt is studying hard in the lead-up to the first HSC exam on Thursday.
HITTING THE BOOKS: Ellie Hewitt is studying hard in the lead-up to the first HSC exam on Thursday. Trevor Veale

TEXT books and notes are strewn around what was the family study as this Year 12 student prepares for the biggest exams of her school life.

Most HSC students and their families can to relate to St John Paul College student Ellie Hewitt as she prepares for the first exam on Thursday: English Paper 1.

Having watched her siblings complete the HSC and thrive post-school, Ellie is grounded by the fact the university rank, the ATAR, doesn't define you.

Grades weren't the centre of Ellie's school universe; the former school captain bridged the school and broader community through her involvement in fundraising efforts.

"It enhances the whole high school experience because it is about so much more than going to school and getting grades."

A trip to Malawi inspired Ellie to pursue a career with non-government organisations.

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Historic Indigenous site recognised with new name

Coffs Harbour City Council is recognising the large settlement of Aboriginal people that grew at the Fitzroy Oval site on Coffs Creek in the 1940s.

Dual name for Fitzroy Oval, 'The Old Camp - Yaam Nguura Jalumgal'.

Whale watching season is on in earnest

Humpback whales are being spotted off the Coffs Coast as they continue their migration north.

Number of migrating whales heading past Coffs Coast is increasing.

Nice day to plan a white wedding

CALLING ALL BRIDES-TO-BE: The Advocate Wedding Expo will be held next weekend at Bonville.

The 14th Coffs Coast Wedding Expo will be held on Sunday, June 4.

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National Sorry Day: Reflecting on testing times

CRANES acknowledged National Sorry Day at the Saraton Theatre on Friday with a film and talk by Paul Dutton, who was taken away from his family as a child


What to expect at Birds of Tokyo's Ipswich gig

The band will perform at the Racehorse Hotel on Friday.

BAND member Glen Sarangapany talks music, pub grub and doing shoeys

Petula Clark delighted to sing live for Australian fans

STILL TOURING: English singer Petula Clark is coming to Queensland.

English star Petula Clark still puts on a great show, even at 84.

Do you really know your road rules?

Cars travel around the roundabout at Villiers and Fitzroy Street. Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

List of the top 10 most misunderstood road rules in NSW.

Miranda Kerr and fiance hang up backyard tent for wedding

MIRANDA Kerr and her husband-to-be, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel, are set to marry today in decidedly downgrade style with a backyard wedding.

Book review: Mia Freedman's book meets her critics head on

I appreciated Freedman's blunt honesty in the book

Bello Winter Music warms up

Husky.

Cracking line-up secured for Bello Winter Music Festival

Model Bella Hadid's see-through dress shocks in Cannes

US model Bella Hadid attends the Cinema Against AIDS amfAR gala 2017 held at the Hotel du Cap, Eden Roc in Cap d'Antibes, France, 25 May 2017.

It’s like she’s become addicted to shock value.

No room for morbid fans

Chris Cornell.

Fans want to stay in the hotel room where Chris Cornell died

What's happening on the Coffs Coast this weekend

Haven't made plans for the weekend yet?

Man's amazing comeback from monster crisis

Pat O'Driscoll agents Penny Keating and Doug Webber sold 56 Agnes St, The Range at auction over the weekend.

NOT long ago, he sold his possessions to pay staff. Now he's back.

Jetty views don't come any better than this

Property Camperdown St

The Real Estate Property Guide is online now

Kids will love living in this new Coffs Harbour estate

FAMILY FRIENDLY: This children's playground is the latest family-friendly feature of the Elements@Coffs estate.

Local land estate unveils newest family friendly feature

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

UPDATE: Details revealed on rural land rezoning

REZONING: Large areas of Bonville have been rezoned for residential

Land rezoning will turn farmland into residential living

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