LAST HURRAH: Enjoying themselves under the sprinkler at South Lismore Public Schooll are Year 6 students from left Kayla Finnigan, Hannah Pierce and Taylor Small.
LAST HURRAH: Enjoying themselves under the sprinkler at South Lismore Public Schooll are Year 6 students from left Kayla Finnigan, Hannah Pierce and Taylor Small. Jacklyn Wagner

Ready to start again

IT'S the last week of term, and that means a whole generation of students will be saying goodbye to primary school forever.

Lismore South Public School students Taylor Small, Kayla Finnigan, Darcy Travis, 11, Hannah Pierce and Jordan McMahon, 12, were yesterday celebrating their last seven years of schooling and looking forward to the next six - at high school.

"It's weird to think we have no more primary school, ever," Darcy said.

"It's exciting, but weird. You're nervous, but excited - it's both at the same time," Hannah said.

They said they were looking forward to learning new subjects, getting access to new opportunities, and making new friends, but they said they'd miss their school, teachers and younger friends.

"We're going from being the oldest to the youngest in the school. It's scary because we'll have no authority," Jordan said.

In yesterday's 35 degree heat, the Lismore South kids revelled in water sport games with sprinklers, bubbles, buckets and sponge fights.

Relieving principal Matt Hobbs said the afternoon of water play was about rewarding the students for a good term.

On saying goodbye to their Year 6 class he said: "It's always sad, but it's a time when we look back at them and think 'yes, they're ready.'"

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