Snr Const Woitowitz with Maddision Herrenberg, Emily Dwyer, Chloe Kingsman and Bonnie Cairncross.
Snr Const Woitowitz with Maddision Herrenberg, Emily Dwyer, Chloe Kingsman and Bonnie Cairncross. Craig Warhurst

Patrol car gets thumbs up

GETTING to know the police is part of St Patrick's Primary Year 3 curriculum and students were lucky enough to get a visit from traffic cop, Senior Constable Mark Woitowitz this week.

He talked to them about his career, explaining the good and the bad of being a police officer and answered a great number of interesting questions from the children.

Road safety was one of the hot topics and Snr Const Woitowitz was the man to address it.

The Year 3s are currently learning about road safety in their classes and Snr Const Woitowitz taught the students about good road safety practices. He also addressed stranger-danger issues, which is a curriculum focus at the school this year.

The highlight of the visit was, of course, the police car.

Snr Const Woitowitz's twin boys are in the class and they proudly helped their dad show friends through his highway patrol car.

St Patrick's Primary School principal Kerry Fuller said the activity was part of the current curriculum students were following and the purpose of the visit was to familiarise eight-year-olds with police so they felt comfortable enough to turn to them for protection and support if ever needed.

All schools can receive visits by emergency services personnel if arranged by teachers or the principal.

Paramedics, firefighters, police officers and SES volunteers are always happy to visit and spread the safety message.

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