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16 TikToks That Are A Massive Throwback To High School In Australia

For many of us, high school feels like a lifetime ago but some memories live on forever.

There are high school rituals like collecting your lunch order or enduring another beep test that you might not think about for years, but then they pop in your mind and ‘bam!’ you’re right back there. To this day, I can remember my exact go-to lunch order (small bottle of coke and chicken/chips in a roll) and the dread that entered my whole body on the day of a beep test. I can still hear the beeps in my darkest nightmares.

But thankfully, some memories are a little brighter. So if you’re in need of some memory boosters, these clever people on TikTok — some still in high school, others embracing a throwback — have created some hilarious memes that are peak high school in Australia. Y’all are too funny.

16 TikToks that are a huge throwback to high school days in Australia:


#1. When your choice of stationary was basically your entire identity.

@jimrossingtonGrowing up in Australia ##fyp ##australia ##foryou ##aussie ##student ##childhood ##tiktokaustralia ##school ##throwback ##foru♬ original sound – jimrossington

#2. When WordArt was an important form of self-expression.

@georgiakvellaThank you so much for 15k!!! 💕 ##aussienostalgia ##comedy ##funny ##usethissound ##fyp♬ original sound – georgiakvella

#3. When your house colour defined your entire teenage years.

@twoflametonycan’t stand red ##aussie ##australia ##straya ##fyp ##xyzbca♬ Classical Music – Classical Music

#4. When every P.E. class was a chance to slack off.

@samanthandrew1POV you’re my high school PE teacher ##comedyskit ##highschool ##aussieschools ##theatrekid ##thespian♬ Anything Goes – Brazilian Tropical Orchestra

#5. When there was nothing worse than the beep test.

@nadjavukoticwe’ve all been her before ##fyp ##foryou ##Aussie♬ original sound – nadjavukotic

#6. When even at recess, no one was safe.

@habibidinhoWhat was your fav? @danielm1512 ##fyp ##foryoupage ##foryou ##australia ##straya ##viral ##australianschools♬ Australia – Australian National Anthem – Patriotic Fathers

#7. When we all agreed that downball (aka handball) was a pastime enjoyed by all.

@lucywwilson##pov you watch the year 6’s play downball ##downball ##primaryschool ##school ##year6 ##aussiesschool♬ original sound – lucywwilson

#8. Seriously, this a sacred game in Aussie schools.

@razorscootertotheanklessBringing out the kardashians in handball. Only aussies will understand ##foryou ##fyp ##aussie♬ original sound – underscoredkae

#9. When it was never cool to say you studied for an exam.

@neelkolhatkarEvery exam ##school ##exam ##comedy ##comedian ##funny ##fyp ##foryou ##tiktokaustralia.♬ original sound – neelkolhatkar

#10. But copying your mate’s answers on a test was always encouraged.

@_angelomarasigan##fyp ##relatable ##comedy ##tiktok ##viral ##wtf ##trending ##school ##class ##same ##4uu ##australia ##trending♬ original sound – boopyshmurda

#11. When the drying rack in art class was something not to be messed with.

@nathanbezzinaOk but this was definitely me 😂whoopsie ##fyp ##australia ##foryou ##aussie ##student ##tiktokaustralia ##lol ##melbourne ##aus ##pov ##comedy##xyzbca##kathandkim♬ original sound – nathanbezzina

#12. When lunch orders were the highlight of any week.

@itslucindasworldPart 1 of the Lunch Order Series! 🍩💕✨##MeetMyParents ##PetsOfTikTok ##aussie ##foryoupage ##growingup ##lunchorder ##primaryschool♬ original sound – itslucindasworld

#13. That’s only if you could get your friend to come with you to the canteen.

@shookransuddenly my legs work and I wanna come for a stroll ##highschool ##canteen ##fyp♬ original sound – evanormous

#14. When learning the nutbush at school was a basic human right.

@moldogaaAUSTRALIANS HAVE CULTURE ##fyp ##foryou ##viral ##australia ##funny ##aussie ##aussietiktok ##sydney ##lol ##nutbush ##moldoga♬ original sound – moldogaa

#15. When the school day was worth it, once you got your hands on the ultimate after school treat.

@mollybanton##foryou ##zyxcba ##forya ##isweartogodiwilllikeandfollow ##aussie ##feature ##fyp ##showerthoughts ##animalsreact ##foru♬ vibe for this year – josephiv_

#16. When you hear this dreaded noise on a school night and you realise you’ve been bingeing Netflix way too long.

@kvatzwho can relate? ##australia ##meme ##fyp ##funnyvideos ##joke ##aussienostalgia ##perth♬ original sound

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