JANICE Harrington marked a milestone in her life when she retired from Prestons Public School last Friday.
The Liverpool resident has had a 63-year relationship with the primary school dating back to her own childhood.
The former pupil , her siblings and children also attended the school.
Mrs Harrington has also taught scripture every Thursday for the past 35 years.
She said it was a hard decision to leave and she would miss teaching the children.
"The school has been a part of my life for 63 years. It's been a continuous association that has been very special to me," Mrs Harrington said.
"I know it will seem strange not preparing my lessons or going to scripture class on Thursdays.
"I will miss the children a lot. They have given me a lot of pleasure, they are beautiful and it really has been a privilege and an honour to teach them."
She said the experience had been "rewarding" and she would visit and keep in contact with the school community.
"The children have written to me lots of little things. It's very precious to me," she said.
"There's so many things happening in this world and I just think they need to know there's a God who loves and cares about them."