A student from the New South Wales north coast will leave school with a lasting legacy.
Nicholas Short hasn't missed a day's education in 13 years of schooling.
The aspiring history teacher says his perfect attendance record became a matter of pride after the first couple of years.
The South Grafton High student says his body only seems to get sick on the weekends.
"They told us after kindergarten, and then it happened again in Year One, and that just sort of happened, and then I went 'oh well, may as well try and make something of it'," he said.
"Everyone's very supportive, there's not of that school-yard stuff.
"I had a chemistry teacher who made a few jokes every so often, he'd mark me absent on the role occasionally just for giggles.
"I just got really lucky, you know I've never broken a bone, never had a giant tsunami wash away my house.
"It's flooded here for the past three years, I got shingles a while back and that managed to clear up mostly before school went back.
"So I just got lucky again, like with the floods I managed to get through the water on Dad's tractor or whatever, ha ha."