There will be some teary-eyed parents across Orange most mornings this week but there's a fair chance Belinda Downey won't be one of them.
She's prepared five-year-old twins Jocelyn and Knox for their first day of kindergarten at Orange Public School on Friday and she knows they're ready to go.
And with their big brother Roarke about to head into year 2 at OPS, Ms Downey even went as far as to say getting three off to school will be "pretty easy".
"It's exciting for them," she added.
"They're ready to go. They know the school, they've been to all the pick-ups and drop-offs with Roarke and they've done their three transition days as well."
Ms Downey said her children have benefited from going to pre-school before heading off to primary school.
I'm super glad they went there - their (Moad Street Pre School) teachers were fantastic.Belinda Downey
"Moad Street Pre School was really great in helping them get ready for school. I'm super glad they went there - their teachers were fantastic," she said.
Jocelyn said she was excited to play with friends at OPS come Friday while Knox said he's looking forward to learning new things and having fun: "And getting to see my friend Hux," he added.
Kindy kids across Orange have already started heading off to big school, with children at Orange Anglican Grammar kicking off their time at school on Tuesday.
With the increased activity around schools, and school zones, Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said road safety was everyone's responsibility and it was important motorists slowed down and paid special attention when travelling near schools this week, and throughout the school year.
"Our littlest students in kindy and years 1 and 2 are still becoming familiar with road rules, so as thousands of new students and their parents attend school for the first time, it's vital we slow down in school zones," Mr Toole said.
"If you see flashing school zone or bus lights, it means children are nearby, or getting on or off the bus, so make sure you slow down."
Mr Toole said there were a number of safety measures in place with the NSW Government investing $18.5 million in more School Crossing Supervisors.
Failure to slow down or give-way to buses can result in heavy fines and demerit points. Higher fines and demerit points also apply to certain driving and parking offences committed within school zones.
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