*(Image: Marc de Paoli)

The HSC is officially underway, but nothing could have prepared this Year 12 for the COVID-19 curveball.

The pandemic has caused disruptions to the way all Australian students are learning, but for those sitting their HSC, the teacher-student relationship has never been more different – or so important.

It’s not all bad news: many teachers have gone above and beyond to ensure that their students are being provided the best opportunity to finish their 13 years of school with success.

    –  Story by Marc de Paoli @MarcDePaoli1 Additional editing by Lucy Tassell.