Dear Parents / Guardians,
I know many of you will be aware of what has been happening in our community over the weekend with the boating accident involving one of our families. Unfortunately, with permission to communicate with you from the Norris family, I am deeply saddened to inform you Mr Paul Norris was recovered today by the emergency services searching for him. This is an incredibly tragic situation and distressing for many of you connected to the Norris family and the Derby Community.
I have been in contact with the Norris family today and expressed our condolences and support. At this stage we will continue to support the Norris family and students and staff directly affected in our school community. This means, among other things, keeping the school to normal routines as much as possible as this provides the reassurance of safety, calmness, stability, and predictability.
We recognise that students may be affected by this tragedy in different ways. The attached resources may assist you in how best to support your child during this time. https://parenting.sa.gov.au/pegs/PEG06-Grief-and-loss.pdf If you have any concerns regarding your child in relation to this situation or any other matter, please contact your classroom teacher in the first instance.
Thank you for your support and prayers for the Norris family during this stressful time. Please continue to pray for Paul Norris, his family and the Emergency Services involved in locating him.
I will continue to keep you updated as appropriate and with consent from the Norris family.