Parents of students in certain age groups will be able to come onto school grounds next week for the first day back of school, following the relaxation of some COVID-19 restrictions.
Those with children in kindergarten, years 1, 2, and 7 will be allowed to enter the school to drop-off students at the classroom door on day one this Wednesday.
The news comes as a complete relief for Cassie Higginson, whose six-year-old daughter Annabel will be starting year 1 at Wagga Christian College this week.
"I'm excited to be able to get back onto the school, to me it's so important to be able to see her classroom and meet her teacher," Mrs Higginson said.
"She's excited to start school and see her friends, but for me, that's important."
In the lead up to the first day back, schools have been notified they will need to implement a COVID-safe plan to allow for more adults in the school grounds.
Specific plans will be communicated to parents directly from their schools.
"The first day of school is an incredibly important day, especially for those children starting kindergarten," said Sarah Mitchell, NSW minister for education.
"Parents and carers attending on day one and beyond are urged to follow COVID-safe practices, which include physical distancing, hygiene practices and not to mingle in or outside the school."
For Mrs Higginson, the past six weeks of holidays was accompanied by some uncertainty as the family anxiously awaited confirmation that they would be able to venture beyond the school's gates for the first time in months.
Now, the whole family - including Annabel's mother, father and two younger sisters - will be able to walk her into the school gates on day one.
"We were taking each day as it came, waiting for what would be recommended this year," Mrs Higginson said.
"We were confident that the college would do what it could to make sure we're safe to be there."
At the end of last year, restrictions were also eased to allow adults onto school grounds for specific purposes, including volunteering in the canteen or visiting the uniform shop.
Parents, staff and students will not be required to wear masks at the school, but masks must be worn by everyone aged 12 and over while on public transport.
Similarly, students aged 12 and over must comply with the Public Health Orders around masks at all other relevant locations within the community, and also during external school activities.
Some sporting carnivals, excursions, overnight camps and special events may be allowed to go ahead this term if schools as long as schools have COVID-safety plan in place.