Writer and fitness enthusiast living in beautiful Redcliffe, Queensland.
School's out forever Celebrate on the Sunshine Coast
You've finished your final exam. You've handed in your final assignment. The formal is a couple of weeks away.
You don't even care what your OP will be at this stage. You've done it - you've finished high school. There really is no better time to be alive - you've got your whole life ahead of you and it all starts with Schoolies Week.
This Year 12 graduate receives a warm welcome for Sunshine Coast Schoolies. Pic: SU Qld
Simply put, it's a week long graduation festival for Year 12 school leavers. The Gold Coast may be the spiritual home of Schoolies week, but the wild, trashy party scenes spotted over the evening news these past few years have turned some of today's teenagers away from the glitter strip.
That's where the Sunshine Coast comes in.
It's not the mad scene you see on TV - it's a much more relaxed, laid back experience.
If you're more into this, then perhaps the Sunshine Coast isn't for you. Pic: Schoolies Week