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Gansbaai Academia mourns

Gansbaai Academia is in mourning after the school’s principal was critically injured in an accident that claimed the life of his wife.

Tommy and Julia Wilson were driving along the R43 when the accident occurred near Stettynskloof Dam, on the road between Worcester and Villiersdorp early Sunday morning.

The couple was travelling to Worcester to attend the last church service held by his brother Reverend Jeff Wilson before his retirement, when Wilson lost control of the vehicle and it crashed.

He was rushed to a hospital in Worcester in a critical condition and was reportedly later transferred to Cape Gate Mediclinic where he underwent an emergency operation on Sunday evening.

Wilson was a teacher at Worcester Secondary School for a number of years and also served as principal of this school before he accepted the post as Gansbaai Academia’s principal in 2010.

During a special assembly held on Tuesday to mark the start of the last school term, learners and staff of Gansbaai Academia observed a moment of silence in honour of Julia Wilson who passed away and her husband who is recuperating in hospital.

Gansbaai Academia wrote on its Facebook page: “The Sharkie nation is saddened by the untimely death of one of its teachers, Julia Wilson. Mr Wilson is still in hospital with crucial injuries. May your soul rest in peace Mrs Wilson. From the Sharkie nation at Gansbaai Academia.”

The Western Cape Education Department also expressed their condolences after the accident.

“It is with extreme sadness to have learnt about the accident and the passing of Mrs Wilson, a teacher at Gansbaai Academia. She was an Afrikaans educator in the FET field,” said Bronagh Casey, the WCED’s Director of Communications.

She added: “Our thoughts and prayers are also with Mr Wilson, the principal, who is in a critical condition in hospital. We are all praying for a full recovery. Our condolences to the whole family, friends, and the school community.”

The WCED arranged for psychologists to be at Gansbaai Academia on Monday to assist educators and on Tuesday to provide counselling to learners. Hammond says teachers were also referred to the WCED’s wellness programme. “Social workers will also be available this week to assist with the grieving process,” she added.

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