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Special Visit from the Sea Hawk Navy Helicopter

31/10/2017
​Two of our junior students enjoying their seat in the Sea Hawk.
Many schools can say they have had specials guests visit their school, but not many can say a Navy Helicopter has landed on their oval. We can now cross that off our bucket list. Friday afternoon we were excited (and almost blown away) when one of our very own Australian Navy helicopters the Sea Hawk landed in the middle of our oval. It almost blew the smiles off our students’ faces.

Our amazing show began at 12:50pm when the Sea Hawk began doing laps above the school, students faces (and staffs) light up as they saw this amazing helicopter. Soon after the Sea Hawk began its descent onto our oval. As you can imagine the students (and staff again) became more excited as they got a clear view of this helicopter.

Our year 5 students gained access first onto the Sea Hawk, as they were the cohort who not only raised over $200 for Mr Bennett’s mouth to be taped shut but also allowed 2 of our junior students place it on as well. On board students got to look around the cabin and imagine themselves as Navy Officers. Once our year 5 students got an opportunity on the Sea Hawk some year 4 and 6 students were also lucky enough to gain access.

Sadly all good things must come to an end as the Sea Hawk had to begin its journey to their next destination. Many classes came out to watch the helicopter take off and in true Minimbah spirit all students clapped, smiled and waved the Sea Hawk off.
Thanks to the ‘Freedom of Entry’ parade held at Caloundra last weekend (the first parade in 8 years), we were the only Primary School in Australia to have the Sea Hawk not only fly over our school but also land on our school. Definitely a proud moment for us all. Thank you Mr Bennett for organising such a memorable event.
What a remarkable way to end our week here at Minimbah!