And I taught the first one! See If the jacarandas are out, the HSC must be coming… and HSC 50 years on.
Sheep Husbandry was not on offer at Cronulla High School where I as a newly minted English teacher fronted what would be the first 3rd Level (i.e. bottom) English Year 11 class in 1966. So strictly speaking this year it is 49 years since that first HSC, which was sat in 1967.
I did return to Cronulla back in 2011. See these posts: How young we were! (and do read the comment thread!) and Here I am at the Cronulla High 50th!
Revisiting Cronulla High in 2011
See also 2017 HSC written exam timetable and HSC begins for 70,000 NSW students. There were 18,000 in 1967.