Community faces aftermath of crash deaths
KAWANA Waters State College has flown the Australian flag at half-mast in honour of the Wurtulla family killed in a car crash at Glenview.
Keisha Ann Jackson, 30, and her children Ryan, Joan and Matilda died as a result of the accident on Friday night.
Twelve-year-old Eathan Jackson-Cook is in the care of relatives.
All four children attended Kawana Waters State College: Ethan in Year 6, Ryan in Year 4, Joan in Year 2 and Matilda, known as Tilly, in kindy at the on-campus C&K Lake View Community Kindergarten.
College principal Paul Williamson said Eathan was a "bright, bubbly, vivacious young man".
"He's very popular among other students in his class," he said.
Mr Williamson said the Jackson-Cook family had been a part of the school for about three years.
He said that in the wake of the fatal accident, extensive support had been put in place for teachers and students.
"Everyone - from the people who work in our office, the teacher aides who work very closely and individually with a couple of the young people, right through to every staff member who has taught Ryan or Joan at some time - it has had a huge impact," Mr Williamson said.
"It's important we show resilience and strength so we can support our young people over this time."
Mr Williamson spoke fondly of Ryan and Joan.
"Ryan was full of life and a real character ... could get in and out of mischief from time to time," he said.
"Some of our staff worked really closely with him.
"Their heart has just gone out (to the family). They're devastated because they developed such a close relationship with him.
"Joan, again a little character. I saw some of that only in the last week in terms of some interaction we had.
"She'd be a cheeky little girl ... but a delight.
"She was passionate about reading.
"That's what we need to celebrate - the delightful young people they were - and that's going to be our focus in the next week or so."