Bright spot after a dull school vacation
But it's only the parents who are relieved, as children face another term of school.
Tom, 11, who goes to school at Urunga, wasn't looking forward to going back to school because 'it's boring'.
However, after a fortnight of surfing, shopping and helping dad at work, school does have one bonus.
"I want to see all my friends again," Tom said.
His sister, Emily, 8, is looking forward to going back to Kororo Public School for the same reason.
"I have lots of friends and we have lots of fun together at school," Emily said.
She had a productive holiday, reading 'a whole Harry Potter book' and spending lots of time with mum.
When asked if she made her mum's life hell these holidays, Emily smiled and said: "Yep."
But it wasn't all that bad for mum Lisa Wood.
"The holiday's been too long with the weather we've had," Lisa said.
"I've had five kids in the house aged between three and 16, and the rain hasn't helped because we've had to stay home day in, day out."
Lisa said she'd been looking forward to today so much more after she found out the kids weren't going back yesterday.
She plans on spending the day doing 'a spring clean' which she says will be easier with nobody at home to pick up after.