PARENTS can rejoice and so can their little ones - the school holidays are officially over and it's back to school.

For some the occasion was marked by goodbye tears and first-day nerves, while for others, a last-minute rush to the shops to stock up on uniforms was a must.

Most parents just couldn't wait to have a spare moment to catch up on work.

Dedicated, hard-working mum-of-one Helen Jarvis, the owner of The Point Convenience store in East Banora, was relieved her five-year-old daughter Estella was back at Banora Point Primary on Tuesday.

"We have had a lovely break, I have worked a lot and had time off to have fun days with Estella," Ms Jarvis said.

"We've been to the beach, and out and about with Nanna and Pops.

"But I'm so relieved school's back on because I love the structure and routine around school hours."



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