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Published 30th October 2014, 3:34pm

The Ministry of Education and Department of Education Services (DES) extends its deepest sympathies to the family of Bethany Butler, who was a Year 2 student at Savannah Primary.  We recognise that this terrible tragedy has had a powerful impact on the entire school community and DES’s critical response team has been working closely with the school since we were first advised of this incident.  Members of the team were at the school yesterday to meet with members of the school community and continue to be available to provide needed support. 

Any parents who wish to seek counselling support for their children or who would like advice on how to deal with this issue with their child are urged to contact Raven Ramoon at the DES Student Services office at 926-8469 to arrange for support.   The critical response team will be meeting on Friday morning at 10:30am with all available staff members of Savannah Primary to offer their support and to help them prepare for the opening of school on Monday after the mid-term break. All staff members are urged to attend this very important meeting at the school.

In addition, the critical response team and counsellors from across the education system will be at the school on Monday to provide support for students and staff.


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