Why Bowral, NSW school refused to tell students their teacher had died from Covid – What We Know!

Mother-of-two Michelle Hayes, 46, (pictured centre with her husband Ben) died from Covid on February 16 - two days after testing positive to the virus on Valentine

A college refused to inform its younger college students their instructor had died all of a sudden from Covid as a result of her demise was too ‘delicate’ to be handled within the classroom. 

Mom-of-two Michelle Hayes, 46, died on February 16 – two days after she examined optimistic to the virus on Valentine’s Day.

Shocked colleagues have rushed to pay tribute to the much-loved Bowral Public College instructor, whose household had moved from Norfolk Island to the NSW Southern Highlands solely a month earlier.

‘Michelle was in every single place round me right now as I taught in her classroom. She is so beloved. You might be so beloved,’ wrote a former workmate from Norfolk Island Central College, the place Ms Hayes labored for 12 years. 

‘Michelle was one of many particular ones – her heat, kindness and integrity [was] evident in each interplay. She will likely be so deeply,’ one other stated.

Bowral Public College Principal Chris Beard stated it was extra applicable for the dad and mom of Mrs Hayes’ college students to tell them of her demise ‘as they deem match’.

Mom-of-two Michelle Hayes, 46, (pictured centre together with her husband Ben) died from Covid on February 16 – two days after testing optimistic to the virus on Valentine’s Day

‘College students weren’t knowledgeable at college, a topic this delicate ought to be dealt with by dad and mom as they deem match,’ Ms Beard stated.

‘Lecturers had been knowledgeable off-site in a non-public setting with help out there from myself, our Director Training Management and the Senior Psychologist Training.

‘As a result of confidentiality and sensitivity of this matter, we felt a be aware for college students to take house wouldn’t be applicable.’ 

A NSW Training spokesman informed Day by day Mail Australia the college informed dad and mom and carers of Ms Hayes’ demise in a letter, which included the provide of counselling help for college students. 

Ms Hayes’ husband Ben stated he’s unable to see any guests and continues to be in isolation after being deemed a detailed contact of his spouse.  

‘Been making an attempt to suppose what to say. Can’t do it justice – She was my every part. The whole lot – and identical to that, she’s gone,’ her husband Ben Hayes stated in an outpouring of uncooked emotion on Fb.

‘The perfect a part of me is gone and now I’ve to be the Dad and the Mum and I’ll by no means come near being anyplace close to as fabulous as she was.

Beloved Australian mother and school teacher Michelle Hayes (pictured) died from Covid barely a month after her family moved from a tiny island

Beloved Australian mom and faculty instructor Michelle Hayes (pictured) died from Covid barely a month after her household moved from a tiny island

Ben Hayes posted a series of gut-wrenching messages to and about his beloved wife Michelle on Facebook this week (pictured, the Hayes on their wedding day)

Ben Hayes posted a sequence of gut-wrenching messages to and about his beloved spouse Michelle on Fb this week (pictured, the Hayes on their marriage ceremony day)

'For those who think that Covid isn't that dangerous - try losing the love of your life in under 48 hours from positive test result,' Mr Hayes wrote

‘For individuals who suppose that Covid isn’t that harmful – strive dropping the love of your life in underneath 48 hours from optimistic check outcome,’ Mr Hayes wrote

‘No person can at the moment come to the home as a result of had been nonetheless in iso – please don’t – we’re even holding my Mum away … I’d significantly break if anybody else acquired this.

Michelle Hayes, 46, (pictured)  died on February 16 after testing positive on Valentines Day

Michelle Hayes, 46, (pictured)  died on February 16 after testing optimistic on Valentines Day

‘Please don’t name but. I can’t cry anymore. I’ve by no means identified such limitless sorrow. ‘

Mr Hayes reminded others to not take Covid calmly and undergo the way in which his household had.

‘For individuals who suppose that Covid isn’t that harmful – strive dropping the love of your life in underneath 48 hours from optimistic check outcome,’ he stated.

The Hayes had introduced their two youngsters from Norfolk Island, which had no Covid circumstances up till December 30, in January.

That they had each solely simply began educating jobs at Bowral Public College.

Mr Hayes shared the surprising information of his spouse’s passing on Wednesday.

‘To all the attractive individuals who meant so, a lot to my most beloved spouse, on Norfolk, in Australia or Abroad and particularly all of her college students, it’s with such a damaged coronary heart that I’m letting you all know that Michelle handed away this morning after testing optimistic to Covid on Monday,’ he posted.

Shocked well-wishers flooded Fb with tributes. 

‘Though Michelle was solely pint-sized, her ardour for all issues demanded triple the house on this earth. Each one that engaged with Michelle walked away a greater particular person, such was her presence,’ one grieving buddy posted.

‘It was apparent to anybody that had been in your organization that you just had been soul mates,’ one other buddy wrote to Ben Hayes.

Her shattered husband Ben took to social media to connect with friends and share his grief in a series of devastating messages

Her shattered husband Ben took to social media to attach with associates and share his grief in a sequence of devastating messages

One teacher in Norfolk Island wrote in a tribute that Michelle Hayes (pictured) was 'everywhere around me today as I taught in her classroom' on Thursday

One instructor in Norfolk Island wrote in a tribute that Michelle Hayes (pictured) was ‘in every single place round me right now as I taught in her classroom’ on Thursday

‘We’re sending you all love and energy at this very unhappy time. She touched so many lives and will likely be terribly missed.’ 

‘We had been solely on Norfolk Island for a yr however Michelle made such an impression on Lisette she nonetheless talks about her as her favorite instructor three years on,’ wrote one household.

One other colleague wrote that Mrs Hayes was a ‘passionate’ instructor, ‘mentor and buddy’. 

‘What an inspiration Michelle was. Her legacy will stay on in lots of,’ added one other.

Mr Hayes stated he and his youngsters Matilda and Harry are due out of isolation on Monday – in the event that they keep Covid-free.