There were a few tears, but lots of laughs and recalling of happy memories … and that was just from the staff.
As the 2017 school year draws to a close, preschoolers are getting ready to make the transition to big school in 2018.
For the children in the “Negotiators” class at Angel’s Paradise childcare centre, a graduation ceremony marked this transition.
The youngsters on Wednesday put on graduation caps and gowns and were presented with certificates to show they were on their way.
They also cut a graduation cake and shared morning tea with their families.
Staff member Sienna Nealon told parents that while she was sad to see the children leave, she was confident they were going to love the next phase of their educational journey.
“Some of them are bounding for it already,” Ms Nealon said.