THE school bell may have heralded the start of term four but there were no summer blues for Gladstone kids yesterday - and definitely not for their parents.
Talking with kids at Gladstone PCYC yesterday, The Observer found plenty of students pleased to be back at school, but counting down until the end of the year and summer holidays.
PCYC after school care coordinator Emma Oliver said it was good to see some familiar faces back.
"It's great to hear what the kids have done on their holidays," she said.
Paris Monaghan, 9, from St John The Baptist Primary School, said her first day back had been good.
"The best part of the day was learning Japanese," she said.
Cody Emmerton, 12, from Gladstone South State School, said the best part of his day had been seeing all his friends again.
"I learnt heaps of maths today," he said.
"But I'm glad it's summer as it means I can go to the beach."
School finishing dates for 2012
- Friday, December 14
- Year 12 - Friday, November 16
- Year 10 and 11 - Friday, November 30