Hello, I'm in my fifth year of teaching, moved abroad to teach in Asia this year. Tragically, one of my students died last week, during the Christmas holiday, after an allergic reaction to an anaesthetic during a minor operation. We go back to school on Tuesday and I am here to ask if anyone has dealt with anything like this at schools in the past? He was a delightful boy, full of enthusiasm and humour. This news is likely to have spread among some families, as he was popular, despite only having transfered into the class in October. I have never had to directly deal with this situation, so I am not sure how to approach it when school begins. I assume the news will be announced to the school in the first assembly of the year. Where do I go from there - do I create lessons about grieving and bereavement? Or will students be uncomfortable dealing with the emotions in a group setting? Out of my depth here. Thanks in advance for any advice.