GALLERY: Orange's Year 12 class of 2016 as kindergarten students

FOR most Year 12 students the final year of their schooling life is about looking forward.

So we thought we'd change things up and take a look back.

A long way back.

These are the kindergarten class photos from Orange and district schools from 2004.

That's right - these students are moving through their HSC exams and are ready to move into the big, wide world.