With the start of school just around the corner for 2020, thousands of students around Ballarat will be preparing to hit the books once again.
And for the year 12 class of 2020, it will mark the beginning of the last of their 13 years at school.
But, what about the days when these students first started school?
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Back in 2008, The Courier was in the early years of its publication Big Steps, Little Feet, taking photos of every grade prep class in Ballarat.
Now, we've dug through the archives to bring you those photos once again.
Have a flick through the gallery below to see what a difference 12 years make!