STUDENTS, staff and teachers at Our Lady of the Assumption School, Enoggera will return from their Christmas holidays on Monday, January 29 on a sombre note, to remember and express their grief for murdered 11 year-old schoolgirl Madison Jarrott.
The school community will return a day early to take part in a memorial liturgy for the popular student who died on January 16 in a tragic murder-suicide in which her father, Ronald Jarrott, 37, killed Madison and then himself at the family’s Enoggera home on Brisbane’s northside.
Madison’s mother, Janita, was tied to a bed in a separate room as the drama took place.
School principal Michele Vuleta said Madison’s death was a shock to the fairly small, close-knit community of 360 students.
“She was very precious to us. We are all very devastated.”
Madison, who was chosen late last year as one of eight school leaders for 2001, was a bright student who excelled at maths and would often help her classmates in the subject, Ms Vuleta said.
She also took part in the music program, playing the clarinet and flute.