Bag’s packed, shoes tied and Kody’s ready for school
WATCH out, Warwick.
There's a new class of Preps in town and they're eager to get in and get started at school.
Hundreds of students across the Southern Downs will lace up their shoes, pack their bags and walk through the school gates for their first day of school this morning.
For the parents it signals the end to eight weeks of holidays and a return to the school day routine.
For the students on the other hand, it's time to hit the books, catch up with friends and have some fun on the playground.
Joining the ranks this year is Kody Holyoak.
The five-year-old is excited for his first day of Prep at Warwick Central State School this morning.
Kody's been to his new school, checked it out and made some friends already.
"It's really good," he said.
"I stayed there one day."
Kody is the last member of his family to head off to school.
His mum Cheryl Holyoak said he had been in a pre-prep program at the school.
"He's been getting to know all the kids and the teachers," she said.
In his excitement, Kody wanted to sleep in his uniform last night so he'd been ready in the morning.
The excited Prep student said he was looking forward to playing in the playground.
"Then I'll be able to yell out to Mrs Thompson (my teacher)," he said.
All state schools will resume term today, as well as most private and independent schools.
Classes for Year 7, 11 and 12 students resume today at Assumption College in Warwick, while Year 8, 9 and 10 students return tomorrow.
Scots PGC College students will also start term one tomorrow.
For more back-to-school coverage, including photos, grab a copy of tomorrow's Daily News.
Don't forget our My First Year publication, which will be published later in Term One.