Jai Morcom’s father, Steve Drummond (right), with family and friends watch as Jai’s coffin is placed into the hearse at Heritage Park.
Jai Morcom’s father, Steve Drummond (right), with family and friends watch as Jai’s coffin is placed into the hearse at Heritage Park. David Nielsen

Morcom death prompts review

IN the wake of 15-year-old Jai Morcom's death, Mullumbimby High School is doing an internal review of its student well-being and communication policies.

At a meeting of the Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association on Monday night, six parents put up their hand to be part of the review team.

The meeting, which drew a bumper crowd, also attracted around 30 new members to the P&C, president Mark Collinson said.

“(They are) all people that are just happy to help, not tear the school apart,” he said.

“It feels like we're moving on in a positive way.”

The school review, to be conducted in the last week of October, will involve Department of Education representatives, school staff and parents.

“Our school prides itself on its caring and inclusive approach to the well-being and safety of all our students,” Mullumbimby High principal Ian Graham said in the most recent school newsletter. “We are also firmly focused on engaging students in learning and encouraging them to behave responsibly and respectfully.

“While we hold this to be true, the executive and classroom teachers also embrace a culture of always being prepared to improve the things that we do and it is in this light that I have called for a 'review' into our practices.”

The review will look at how the school engages students in their studies, student well-being and behaviour policies, and communication within and beyond the school. 



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