Life has become a little easier for many local parents now that schools have returned to full capacity.
As part of the State Government's return to school roadmap, primary schools welcomed kindergarten and Year 1 students back on Monday, October 18, while the rest of the school returned this week.
Holy Family Primary School principal Kevin Arrow said it's great to see the students return and so far it's been an easy transition back into the schooling environment.
"It's been a fairly seamless return to school, I know parents and grandparents have been very much looking forward to having the kids back because it just creates more normal routines back in your house as well," he said.
"I think that's been difficult for families to manage but look they've been very understanding and very supportive of what has had to happen."
During the lockdown period Holy Family, like other schools, remained open to students who could not be at home.
However, the majority of students continued their education online and Mr Arrow credited the parents and the teachers for their tremendous efforts in making this happen.
He also believes that one positive to come out of the lockdown situation was that it taught students to be a little more independent.
"... it is a key skill for them as they move through life," Mr Arrow said.
"They've had the opportunity to develop some independence and I think that's a positive but it's great for them to be back because teaching is a very relational thing.
"It's face-to-face with your teachers and face-to-face with your class mates as well."
Students and staff can expect a few changes to schooling life but nothing overly drastic.
All staff are required to wear masks inside and students are encouraged to.
Mr Arrow said the school is also "ramming up" hygiene measures which is "good for general health anyway."
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