Mount Austin High School students celebrate their Year 12 formal

The school days are over and the rest of their lives are about to begin, but there was still a little time for Mount Austin High School students to dress up to the nines and celebrate the milestone in style.

Dressed in their finest flowing gowns and sharpest suits, the students revelled in having finally left the pressure of the all-consuming HSC exams behind.

The event was one of several the pupils will experience in the coming weeks as the curtain comes down on 12 years of schooling.

The formals offered the schools’ Year 12 students an opportunity to relax and socialise before their HSC results are released on December 14.

Daily Advertiser photographer Kieren L Tilly was at Victory Memorial Gardens on Tuesday afternoon to capture the glitz and glamour of the class of 2017.