Minister extends her condolences to school community
Minister extends her condolences to school
Education Minister, Hekia Parata, has extended
her condolences to Chair Greg Hollister-Jones and Principal
Eoin Crosbie of Bethlehem College over the deaths of
participants in their mission partnership programme in
Brian and Grace Johnston and Caitlin Dickson
died in a minivan accident while travelling to the small
village of Mahanga.
“I have conveyed my condolences
to Greg and Eoin this morning, extending to the school
community and families during this time,” says Ms
“These are wonderful people who were
passionate about their work in providing care to a community
that really needed their help. My deepest sympathy goes out
to these special families grieving at this time. Ngā mihi
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