Thomas Van Dijk Death – Obituary, Funeral, Cause Of Death
The College continues to mourn the sudden and tragic death of Thomas Van Dijk of Year 12. Tom passed away on Saturday night Saturday 21 August 2021 due to a cardiac arrest. This tragic passing has been communicated in detail to the College community and we are together supporting the Van Dijk family, Year 12 students and families, staff and all students as we join in solidarity and prayer at this time of enormous loss.
The school community is profoundly grieving Tom’s passing, but also celebrating his wonderful gifts and we pay tribute to Tom as an outstanding academic student, gifted sportsman and accomplished musician.
Despite the clear communication from the College, there have been many insensitive and grossly inaccurate reports on social media. The College and Tom’s family wish to make it very clear that:
• Tom was not vaccinated.
• He was not eligible for vaccination due to his age.
• St Pius X College is not located in one of the Sydney metropolitan LGAs of concern and there has not been any vaccination program offered to our Year 12 students by the NSW Government at this point.
• Tom had a negative COVID-19 test at the hospital.
• There were no mental health and wellbeing concerns.
It is very disappointing that a statement such as this needs to be made and the College now asks that respect is shown to allow for the family and community to grieve the loss of this brilliant and talented young man.
May perpetual light shine upon Tom, may he rest in peace.
From the Principal
Through a social media announcement, DeadDeath learned on August 24, 2021, about the death of Thomas Van Dijk who has died. In the mourning spirit of this death, families, friends, and associates of the deceased share their sad news across social media timelines.
It is really a difficult time for the beloved ones of Thomas whose passing has brought so much tears to.
This publication is not serving as the official obituary announcement by the family. An account of life of Thomas Van Dijk and details about the upcoming funeral is not contained in this writing. The family of the deceased would release the official obituary announcement which may contain the visitation and funeral date.
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