That's really impressive man, well done! Getting to your roots though, that's kinda shit, tbh. Much rather the scholarship.
May as well give going for the 1 a go, I suppose, no harm in trying. Other than stress. Which could potentially lead to all kinds of harm. Port's one of those country-city hybrids, kind of a shit hole, but there's nice districts and some rich people that made the mistake of living here. The goal of students here is to pretty much escape from Pirie, head to Adelaide and see how much further you can get.
Some of the older teachers do care, yeah. I managed to end up with one that looks like she descended from a toad and threatens to send kids to the principal if she finds out they're not catholic. I'm looking forward to it, really. Younger teachers and all the students can't be stuffed, really. If you get a younger teacher for religion they'll treat it as a study lesson half the time.
Oh, that reminds me, do you have to do something called Research Project over your way, or is that an SA thing?