IN PHOTOS: Senior students cool off during final day fun
High school seniors are excitedly preparing for life's next chapter, but not before a little bit of fun - Sunshine Coast style.
Sunshine Beach State High School students took to Noosa Main Beach on Friday to wash away all their academic cares on their final day of secondary education.
School captain Alfie Rowley said the day was an emotional one.
"The toughest part of the year has been today when I had to say goodbye to the friends and teachers whom I have created such a strong bond with over the years of schooling," he said.
Along with battling final year exams, the Year 12 students have had the added pressure of home schooling and isolation from friends under COVID-19 restrictions.
"I think if we managed to get through 2020, we can get through anything," Alfie said.
Fellow student Chaise Johnston felt extremely lucky to have made such great friends.
"It was absolutely the best way I could have finished school," she said.
"The whole group of Sunshine Beach students have ridden the ups and downs of high school together."
The promising fashion designer has now turned her focus to next year and a double degree in business and fashion at Queensland University of Technology.
"I want to eventually own my own business," she said.
"Just another independent woman making it in fashion."
But first, Schoolies' Week.
Despite a number of cancellations of interstate trips due to border restrictions, the Coast students would not be letting anything stop them from letting their hair down.
"It' so annoying everything got cancelled," Chaise said.
"A lot of us are still going to get out of town. Some people are going to Byron, Straddie (Stradbroke Island) and Airlie Beach."