Coast's first IVF babies the Miller twins graduate Year 12
THREE sets of twins in a cohort of only 69 students is unusual, but Leith Miller is convinced her mum and dad had something to do with it.
"I think our parents planned for it," the 17-year-old joked.
She could be right: Leith and her brother Jarvis, who will graduate from Immanuel Lutheran College this year, were the Sunshine Coast's first IVF babies.
They were born 14 weeks premature on Australia Day, 1998, and the Sunshine Coast Daily has been following the Buderim twins as they have grown up.
On November 20 the Millers will graduate from Immanuel, along with two other sets of twins in their grade, Jess and Hannah Rock, and Tristan and Hannah Payne.
"I'm going to miss everyone I've been friends with," Leith said.
"I think (this term) is going a bit too fast, I thought it was week three but it's week four this week."
But her brother disagreed. "It's going a little bit too slow," Jarvis said.
The duo have always been musically-inclined, with both auditioning for a place at the Queensland Conservatorium.
"Leith and I both want to do music in the future," Jarvis said. "Leith wants to do music therapy and I want to carry on with some composing.
"I want to do some film composing, then try and go to America and do some courses over there."
Hannah Rock and her sister Jess are planning on travelling the world together next year, before going to uni the year after.
"It's good because I don't know whether I'd have the nerve to go (overseas) by myself," Hannah said.
Jess said going through every grade of school together with a twin had its upsides and downsides.
"If you miss a day of school, they know what your homework is," she said.
Hannah said she hadn't noticed many twins at their school, so having three in a cohort of only 69 students was surprising.
Tristan and Hannah Payne started at Immanuel in Grade 3.
The twins both planned to study in Brisbane next year, economics for Tristan and nursing for Hannah.
Hannah said going through school with a twin was all she had ever known. "We don't know anything different, so I guess it's normal," she said.
All six students were full of praise for their soon-to-be alma mater.
"With the teachers you have that connection with them," Jarvis said.
"It's a relationship you wouldn't get at bigger schools, we get to see the teacher one-on-one almost every lesson.
"You can see that they're caring for you as well, they want you to do your best, they're not there just to teach, they're there to make you a better student."