Their final day at school was much like their first day at school.
Everything from a packed lunch with a juice popper, library story time, and a series of primary-school sports challenges.
That's exactly what the year 12's of Wagga Christian College wanted to do to reminisce and reflect on the past 13 years at school.
"Without telling them that's what we were going to do, we gave them a throwback day," said head of senior school, Catherine Clarke.
"One of the first comments made was 'oh I did this on my first day in kindy', it was really nostalgic for them."
This year's graduating seniors have faced an array of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But the school still wanted to give the students a deserving final send-off befitting the school's longstanding traditions.
"Typically we'd have breakfast in the gardens together ... and a graduation ceremony with a guard of honour," said principal Phillip Wilson.
"But this year, we've had to navigate how to do things safely and have the traditions in a COVID-19 way."
This year, the guard of honour still went ahead, although the students were further distanced across the schoolyard. For the first time, as well, the Kapooka Army Band joined the procession.
But, not only were the class of 2020 thwarted by the pandemic, they also faced challenges from the incumbent weather.
"Everything about [the last day] has been different to what we expected," said 18-year-old student Matthew Redway.
"Even the weather has meant it's been different and we've had to have back-up plans. But the school has gone to a lot of effort to give us the best last day we could have."
For vice captain Chenny Sabay, 16, Friday chalked up the end of a "very different year" altogether.
"It was inconvenient a lot of what happened this year, but I think it has pushed us to be more creative in the ways we connect with each other," she said.
"I think we've also helped next year plan for what might happen and hopefully for future years to be more prepared than we were."
Fortunately, a break in the weather and enough COVID-safe strategies did mean that the graduating year were able to take part in the annual school "silly games", challenging year 11 to a range of team activities.
At one point, a team of junior students challenged the year 12's to a classic game of tunnel ball.
Whether the juniors won though remains contested, although to put it the way the principal, "spoiler alert: Year 12 always win every year".