The COVID-19 crisis has created several logistical challenges for staff and students at Rutherglen High School.
With the town initially excluded from the blue zone as part of the closure of the NSW-Victorian border in July, support couldn't always be provided by teachers, even to the year 12 cohort.
Principal Phil Rogers said 14 of the school's 53 NSW-based students are completing VCE and VCAL, while four of the 11 staff living across the border are year 12 teachers.
"At various times there's been an exemption and they could come across as a border zone resident," Mr Rogers said.
"But even when the kids were able to come in to ask questions, sometimes the teachers weren't able to come in to meet them."
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Co-captain Sarah White revealed she had doubted herself throughout the year, especially not being in the classroom with exams around the corner.
"It's definitely more stressful than it usually would have been because you're worrying that you're not learning everything you need to get it done in time," she said.
Fellow co-captain Rose Hymus is thankful for the support from her teachers, particularly during a second phase of remote learning.
"The first time we had the whole adjustment period. No-one really knew what was going on and all teachers had different approaches," she said.
"Everyone is different, but I think we've all done a pretty good job with it all."
But for vice-captain Jasmine Exton, studying from home has hit hard.
"At the start of the year I was pretty motivated and had high expectations for myself," she said.
"The first isolation hit and I lost it and the second one I've had no motivation whatsoever."
Jordon Compton, another of the school's vice-captains, has found it hard to dedicate time to all his subjects.
"I've had to focus more on my harder classes which leaves me no time for my other classes, which probably aren't as important," he added.
Year 12 students will sit the General Achievement Test at school on October 5 and are set to return to on-site learning on October 12.