Trib­utes for Aivy

School mourns ‘bright, beau­ti­ful’ girl

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TEACH­ERS and stu­dents have paid trib­ute to a “bright” and “beau­ti­ful” teen who was trag­i­cally killed on her way to school on Wed­nes­day.

Aivy Nguyen, 14, was just min­utes from her Ring­wood home when her jour­ney to Heatherdale train sta­tion ended in tragedy.

A truck driver struck the school­girl while turn­ing near Dampier Grove on to Ma­roon­dah High­way.

Po­lice would not con­firm if Aivy was wear­ing head­phones at the time of ac­ci­dent but said it was a line of in­quiry.

Yes­ter­day, teach­ers and friends re­mem­bered the much-loved Mount Alexan­der Col­lege stu­dent for her smile and “bub­bly” per­son­al­ity.

Prin­ci­pal Wayne Ha­worth told the Her­ald Sun the year 9 stu­dent ex­celled in “ev­ery­thing she did”.

Some of Aivy’s favourite classes in­cluded ad­vanced maths, English, women and sport and pre-VCE bi­ol­ogy.

Mr Ha­worth said Aivy also loved her run­way fash­ion classes. “She was a real gun at that one,” he said.

“Aivy was very creative and ap­plied her­self to ev­ery­thing she did. All her teach­ers de­scribed her as a true leader.”

Mr Ha­worth said de­spite Aivy be­ing at the school a short time, ar­riv­ing mid­way through last year, “her per­son­al­ity and her friend­li­ness meant she made re­ally strong con­nec­tions”.

“She made an im­pact at the school, she was a great stu­dent and she had a pas­sion for learn­ing,” he said.

Mr Ha­worth said the school com­mu­nity had been deeply sad­dened by the tragic loss “of a beau­ti­ful young stu­dent”.

“This news has had a pro­found im­pact on many stu­dents and staff, and I know that our com­mu­nity will band to­gether and sup­port each other through­out this time,” he said. “We will be do­ing ev­ery­thing we can to sup­port those who need it dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time. Teach­ers, well- be­ing staff and coun­sel­lors are avail­able at the school to talk with stu­dents.”

Mr Ha­worth said the school com­mu­nity’s thoughts were with Aivy’s fam­ily and friends.

Friends of the pop­u­lar teen also left trib­utes on so­cial me­dia yes­ter­day.

Fa­tima Seifed­dine de­scribed Aivy as an “amaz­ing and gen­er­ous” per­son.

“She was re­ally good in class and would help.

“She will be missed by the mil­lions of friends that she has and es­pe­cially by her dear fam­ily. RIP Aivy.’’

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