Our deepest sympathies

Dear School Community,

We have had some sad news, our Hastings Secondary College Port Macquarie Campus Principal Lorraine Haddon has passed away this morning. Miss Haddon was admitted into hospital late last week as she was battling cancer. Miss Haddon had sought privacy during her illness, and we had been respecting these wishes.

Miss Haddon will be best remembered by her genuine care for her students, her willingness to listen and to be empathetic, and to have students’ best interests at heart. She will be dearly missed by us all.

Plans will be made in 2019 for how we as a college can best remember Miss Haddon and we will involve our college community in these arrangements.

We are unsure of details of Miss Haddon’s funeral but will communicate this to you all as soon as we know.

Grief and loss can bring up different emotions for all of us and these are all normal. Each person’s reaction and grieving process will be unique and this is ok.

Counselling has been made available to the students and staff of both campuses.

If you are worried about your child or someone close to you, please contact the Year Advisor, the School Counsellor and remember headspace is available over the holidays. Kids Helpline is available on 1800 55 1800.