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Sole survivor back at school following tragedy

TRAGIC: Matilda, Eathan, Ryan and Joan in earlier years.
TRAGIC: Matilda, Eathan, Ryan and Joan in earlier years. Contributed

A BOY whose mother and three siblings were killed in a crash at Glenview a fortnight ago has returned to school.

Eathan Jackson-Cooke is said to have had a "great start" back at Kawana Waters State College although it is still early days in his healing.

Principal Paul Williamson cautioned that Eathan would be on an "ongoing emotional roller-coaster" for some time.

Scene of the fatal car crash on the Mooloolah Connection Road at Glenview where four members of the one family died. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily
Scene of the fatal car crash on the Mooloolah Connection Road at Glenview where four members of the one family died. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily Brett Wortman

Mr Williamson thanked people for respecting Eathan's privacy.

He said the 12-year-old was receiving "wonderful support" from teachers, external specialists and support staff.

Eathan was the only survivor of a crash on Mooloolah Connection Rd on August 21 which claimed his mother, Keisha, brother, Ryan, and sisters Joan and Tilly.

The school means to plant a garden in the final week of the school term, September 15-19, to celebrate the lives of his mother and siblings.

Donations towards the planting can be made to the school. Eathan's family has also suggested donations be made to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

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