Nowra Public School has wrapped up its final day of the opening term of 2019 with a special visit from a naval helicopter from HMAS Albatross.
The school has more than 50 students who have parents in the defence force, with the visit also part of the school's Anzac Day service activities.
The EC-135T2 helicopter from 723 Squadron is part of the combined Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army Helicopter Aircrew Training System [HATS] based at Albatross.
The helicopter made a spectacular site as it landed on the school oval.
Students from both the infants and primary sections were allowed to look over the aircraft and ask the aircrew questions.
The aircraft was piloted by 22-year-old Sub Lieutenant Nick Wright, and the crew included Aircrewman Training Officer, Warrant Officer Craig Daniel, SBLT Taylor Gordon-Hall, Able Seaman Peta Large and Petty Officer Greg Doran.
Students asked a number of interesting questions and discovered the aircraft has a cruising speed of 220 kilometres per hour and a top speed of 270km/h.
The aircraft's black and yellow colours were discussed, with students told the design makes the aircraft easily visible from both the land and in the air.
It was also a special day for WO Daniel who caught up with his three daughters - Chloe,12, Emmie, 10, and Annalise, 5, who all attend Nowra Public.
A number of students used their iPads to take photographs and videos which they intend to make into a movie to record the visit.
Children of defence personnel along with Principal Nicole Humphreys posed with the aircrew for a special photograph in front of the helicopter.
The school held its Anzac Day service later in the day.