One half of North Wagga Public School's 'dynamic duo' will bid adieu to the school at the end of this term.
For almost two decades, Lesley Johanson has been the "face of the school".
Along with Vicki Archer, who has worked at the school for nearly 27 years, Ms Johanson has been the first and last person visitors and students see when they pass through the school gates.
Over the years, the pair affectionately adopted a misnomer of sorts, delivered by accident from their kindergarten students.
"The fun part of the school is the kids and their funny little answers, you never know what they will say," Mrs Johanson said.
"The kindie students used to call us the 'office lazies', we laughed so hard."
The name has now been enshrined in a concrete tile positioned beneath the school's colonial bell.
"It's a talking point, people think it's a mistake but we love it," Mrs Johanson said.
It is not the only joke the office staff have played on the student population. Several years ago, the pair decided to re-establish the school's colonial roots by conducting their work under the watchful eye of a young Queen Elizabeth II.
"We found the portrait in the library, it was just sitting there, so we hung it up here [in the office]," Mrs Archer said.
"Students come in and they know it's the Queen, but they say, 'why doesn't she have grey hair', it's familiar to them but not quite."
During their shared time at the school, Mrs Archer and Mrs Johanson acknowledge they had more laughs than anything else.
"I'll never forget the day one of the students walked straight out of the office and called down [the corridor] to the principal 'love you!', we just laughed and laughed," Mrs Johanson said.
But in amidst the good times have been many harrowing also.
"In 2012 the school flooded. That was a horrendous time, but we bonded together as staff and families," Mrs Johanson said.
Such is the generational involvement they have had in the student's lives that they have seen so many grow up in front of them.
"It's special when they come back to see you as adults," Mrs Johanson said.
"A lot of them do come back. Some of them with their own children."
Gian Evans-Blondinau is now in year six, and will also be leaving the school the same week Mrs Johanson departs.
Both Mrs Archer and Mrs Johanson can recall when she was yet just a babe in arms, carried by her mother as her siblings journeyed through the primary school.
Gian expressed her sadness that Mrs Johanson will not be in the office to great the next cohort of students.
"They are the most caring and beautiful office ladies you could ever have," said the 12-year-old.
Not only students, Mrs Johanson has seen a lot of teachers and principals come through the school over her years.
Despite the changes, Mrs Johanson never contemplated making a change of her own.
"I've always enjoyed the work, and the people I work with," she said.
"I've loved working with the families and the kids, and especially with Vicki.