It's hello classroom, goodbye online learning for Auckland and Waikato's year 11, 12 and 13 students.
Despite Auckland's high Delta case count, seniors can head back to school from next Tuesday. But uncertainty remains for students in years 1 to 10. And that spells disappointment for some, who desperately want catch up with mates, and get their feet back under the desk.
Our reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nick Monro spoke to parents and students enjoying the sun at Takapuna Beach this afternoon.