This year was a big one for many around Gunnedah and surrounds including the region's kindergarten class.
With their first year of big school now done and dusted, the Namoi Valley Independent thought it was timely to take a look back to the start of 2018.
For some there were tears, for others there was a quick peck on the cheek of mum, dad or family members before they were off to find new friends.
Here are all the photos from the first few days of big school for these kids.
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