The whole KCPS staff would like to send their deepest sympathies to Danielle, Matthew, Jayden, Jordan and their extended family and friends on the passing of Chelsea. It is with heavy hearts that the school staff came to work today knowing that we had lost a bright and beautiful student who touched so many of us at the school.

Chelsea was a very special student and through her brave battle with illness always came to school with a big smile on her face and always ensured that she was a great big sister to her younger brothers when they were transitioning into the school program.  Chelsea will be greatly missed by all that knew her within the school community.

With heartfelt condolences,

Alan on behalf of the KCPS staff

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I am glad to have had taught Chelsea. She is a very special girl and her cheeky smile will always be with me. I remember the first time I met Chelsea over Webex, we bonded over our love for the colour blue and Essendon. Chelsea was brave, strong and fought for what she believed in. She was truly caring and will always have a place in my heart. Although I have had an impact on her life, she has impacted mine.

H37 has made a tribute of lovely messages for Chelsea, as well as a photo with her monkey.

Jamila Abou-Baker, H37

To my dear Best friend Danielle, Matthew, Jayden, Jordan and family.

So many memories have been made with you in the 10 years you have been with us. They will be cherished forever.
We loved your infectious smile, the way you loved and nurtured your cousins and friends.

You will be deeply missed by all. Give us all strength.

R.I.P Our Warrior Chelsea

Love you always Aunty Sonia, Uncle Paul, Ethan and Lucas Bentivoglio

Chelsea was in my class last year & is in the class across from my classroom this year. I remember that she was very kind and caring to others. I played with her often last year (2020) & she played by the rules and was very honest. She also did drawings and gave them to the sick bay which were put up on the wall. I would always see her drawings up on the wall. Continuing on with the topic of drawing, I would often draw with the others and with Chelsea.
Sometimes we would play a game with the markers. I can’t fully remember what the game was but all I know is that we get 3 markers and we have to draw a picture of a certain topic, I’m pretty sure that it was called the 3 marker challenge. She was mostly the judge of the pictures we drew.
Sorry to hear of her passing, she will be greatly missed by the whole KCPS community.

Aaron Thompson, H34

Dear Chelsea’s family,

We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Chelsea. Although, we were not in Chelsea’s year level, we would often see her around the school grounds. She was always such a happy girl and she was so kind to us whenever we got the chance to speak to her. Chelsea, although she had been through a lot, she was a bright student and her smile made everyone else want to smile. Our deepest condolences for your loss. We will be praying for you guys as you guys start a new chapter in your life with her watching over you guys.

Hannah Baraquiel, H58 & Josiah Baraquiel, H56

When Chelsea walked into my Grade one classroom, she had a huge smile on her face and a cheeky laugh. She brought joy, happiness and a little bit of sass into my world. Although as a first year teacher I thought I knew it all, I was so so wrong. Chelsea taught me not only how much I would love the kids that sit in front of me each day, but how much my heart would break when they hurt. It may seem so silly to say thank you, but thank you for letting me be there for the highs and lows of that little 5 year old girls life and fight from then to now. I’m grateful to be a part of her life and your life. I learnt how strong she is and how much of a fighter. I learnt how tough she is, always smiling. I learnt how loved she is and how much love she gives. Thank you for letting me be there. I hope these photos bring a smile to your face. They are memories that I will never forget.

I want you to know that I am wrapping my arms around you with love and strength to say I am here for you, thank you for bringing your beautiful girl into the world so that I could have the pleasure of meeting, teaching and adoring her.

With love and hugs, Hannah.

Sending deepest condolences to Danielle, Matthew, Jayden and Jordan on the passing of precious Chelsea. Emerson is very fortunate to have known Chelsea as a classmate and friend. He will always remember going shopping at build-a-bear on behalf of Chelsea’s friends and Grade 1 classmates to make Chelsea a special Doctor Bear friend that it was hoped would bring her some comfort and strength during challenging times. Her bravery and courage are an inspiration. Emerson and our family hold heavy hearts in comprehending the loss of one so young and are thinking of you all at this very sad time.

Warmest regards, Emerson Perry and family

When a shy, nervous little Grade 3 walked into my classroom for the first time, I certainly was shocked by the bundle of contagious joy that she truly is.
Chelsea never ever failed to put a smile on my face, whether it be sharing a story about Chase, bonding over how frustrating little brothers can be or her dissing me for being a Geelong supporter.
When days at school were busy and stressful, I would often look around the room and catch a glimpse of Chels, poking her tongue out at me and I couldn’t help but laugh.
Chelsea is the true definition of a ray of sunshine. Although sometimes she burns you with her sassy lines, she never ever failed to brighten my day. Her strength inspires me and I count myself so lucky to have been a part of her life. I hold these moments so close to my heart. Shine bright, beautiful girl.

Love Cass

Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to Danielle and the entire family. We cannot begin to imagine what you are all going through. Chelsea was such a beautiful, strong, brave girl who touched so many hearts. She fought til the very end. May Chelsea forever Rest In Peace… fly high beautiful girl!

Love Edwina, Steven and family (Bugeja)

Dear Danielle, Matthew, Jayden and Jordan,

We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter Chelsea. Sending you our condolences to you and your family. We are all thinking of you. May Chelsea Rest In Peace.

Warmest regards, Levi H26 and Alannah’s H07 family.

Our deepest condolences to Chelsea’s family, friends and all the student’s and staff who knew this sweet young girl. We pray for your grieving hearts and ask Our Heavenly Father to cover you in His comfort and love. 

Much love, from Nathan & The Avelino family

Chelsea, my little munchkin, thank you for letting me be part of your life.
I adored being your music teacher. You approached everything with both fists up, ready to fight and figure it out.
Your sassy, independent and cheeky self will be missed and loved forever.
You will always be in our hearts.

Love, Annette

Dearest Chelsea,
Not only were you the strongest and bravest little girl we have ever had the privilege of knowing, you were a true inspiration.
You will be so greatly missed, but we know that your infectious smile will always be beaming down upon us.
Rest In Peace beautiful angel.
Our heartfelt sympathy to you all Dani, Matt, Jayden, Jordan and family.

With love, The Camilleri Family xxoo

Rest In Peace beautiful Chelsea, I was so privileged to spend so much time with you, and I will forever treasure our friendship.
You were a true super hero. I send all my love to Dani, Matt, Jayden and Jordan. You will forever have a special place in my heart.

Lots of love, Emma Hartney xx

It’s disheartening to hear about Chelsea.

Praying for the grieving family. Hope the God gives the family strength to go through this loss.

Karuna Malik

It is very heart breaking news our deepest condolences to your family during this hard time and our pray for Chelsea.

From Aiza and family

I shared some happy memories in Grade 2 with Chelsea when we shared the same desk group. Chelsea was kind, sweet & brave. Heaven’s gain.

RIP beautiful Chelsea

Lenny Boicos x

Condolences to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Paul Family

I will always remember Chelsea’s huge smile every time I saw her at school. She was always laughing and was so happy when hanging out with her friends at school.
Heaven is luckier now.
Thinking of Chelsea’s family xxxx

Ella Mozjerin- Grade 6

So beautiful to read of what a special student and amazing big sister you were, Chelsea. Rest in love, beautiful girl. Our condolences to Chelsea’s parents, siblings and extended family. 

Alana Vaka’uliafa of H15 and family

Thinking of you all and sending our heartfelt condolences. You were such a special person Chelsea and will be very missed.
A big hug to you Jayden.

From Toby and Zac xx

Heartfelt thoughts goes to the whole family in this time of sorrow, I pray that God will comfort you all.

Kadie and Haja Maseray Fofanah

I spoke to Chelsea at the Mother’s Day stall and she was so excited and happy about picking out a gift for her mother and grandmother. She didn’t rush, she took her time because she wanted to get just the right gift. She was an amazing little girl. May she Rest In Peace. xxoo My deepest condolences to all the family.

Love Paula

To the Nicholas and Koutsofta families

Please accept my deepest heartfelt condolences over the loss of your beautiful girl Chelsea Nakita. A dear friend to Natalie she will never be forgotten always in our hearts eternal memory xo


Daniela Rojkovski

My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to Chelsea’s family. Even in the darkest of times Danielle and her mother had a smile on their faces, and always had the kindness to ask how others were feeling. The strength in their hearts was overwhelming. I pray for Jayden and Jordan and that their sister’s presence is always with them. xx 

Avati Family

Remembering Chelsea with all the fond love, kindness and fun that she bestowed us with. We spent time together, laughed and played and all the while she used to be a friend that I would miss a lot.

Chelsea, You are in a special place and in peace, and from there I know you would look at us with Smile and Love.


Dear Chelsea
You were so cute my littlest friend.
You always lit up my life with your beautiful gorgeous sunshine smile that the whole world loved.
Now your brightness is a star.
Thank you for being my friend, thank you for the fun times. I wish we had more time together and you didn’t have to leave us.

Love Alyssa

Dear Dani, Matt, Jayden & Jordan
Our sincerest condolences to you as you grieve the loss of the bravest girl we have ever met. Her bravery was unwaivering and her courage unmatched.
Her smile lit up every room and she wore her bald head with strength as she fought each battle.

We will always smile fondly of our memories of Chelsea and the fun the girls shared.
May your memories bring you comfort during the tough times and always know how loved she was

Always here

Erin, Jai, Aiden & Lys

Condolences to all the family life is so unfair when they take little Angel’s sending love and strength to all the family

Love the Crichton's


You will be greatly missed but will always remain in our heart.

With Love

Dayaveer Singh, Ganeev Kaur , Varinder Kaur and Manmeet Singh

Our deepest sympathies are with Dani & Matthew, and their families, on the passing of their beautiful warrior, Chelsea.
Rest easy, Chelsea, no more pain honey.

Condolences from Matilda, Phoebe, Mel & Nev

To Danielle, Matthew, Jayden and Jordan,

Heartfelt condolences, love and prayers to you and your family on this irreplaceable loss. May you find the strength to carry on.

Sanober Tamboli

Deepest condolences to the entire family of Chelsea. We pray to God to give strength to all family members to get through this difficult period. May her soul rest in peace.

Vishal Kumar & family

Chelsea was an incredibly strong, bright and positive student. She loved to make all her peers and teachers laugh, and always had a big smile on her face. She will be so dearly missed by all who met and knew her. My deepest condolences go out to all of her family and friends.

Megan Turner

With our deepest sympathy for your little angel Chelsea, please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Papias family

Rest in peace Chelsea. Fly high

Ang A

We are absolutely heartbroken at the news that beautiful, brave Chelsea has lost her fight. Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends, and our support is with the entire KCPS community who loved and were inspired by Chelsea.

The Calleja Family

I’m close friends with Chelsea’s cousin, so know her story outside of school. I think she was really brave how she kept up the fight for so long.

Ben Calleja H46

Rest In Peace dear sweet bubbly girl, Chelsea.
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Chelsea. Our heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Keep strong.

From, Hart and family

RIP beautiful Chelsea
Sending all love and strength to the family

From The Falzon Family

I am very sad to hear Chelsea pass away. She was kind and always helped others, she was a great friend. I remember once in grade 4 that she shared a video from RCH, about the Joker. The whole class enjoyed it. I will always remember her.

Vishnusree Meda

Dear Danielle, Matthew, Jayden and Jordan.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this harrowing time for your family.

May Chelsea be resting peacefully.

Love Danielle, Bonnie and Jake Rice

Chelsea had a smile that would light up the room and a laugh that would make you smile. I will always remember trying to get you to jump over and cheer for the Pies but you would decline that offer without fail! You were such a strong and brave young girl and forever be our superhero.

To Dani, Matt, Jayden and Jordan!
My heart aches for you all! Sending my condolences to you all!

Rest In Peace Chelsea

Hayden x

Wishing you and your family strength and comfort through this difficult time. Chelsea touched so many people’s lives with her strength and bright personality. She will be missed dearly by all.

With Sympathy, Samina

Our Dearest Chelsea,
It has been with great sadness that I heard of your passing, you have been such a special part of our KCPS community and have had such a profound impact on everyone around you, from your peers, teachers and our wider community. We have all admired your strength and how a smile was never far from your face.
I will always remember our little chats as we crossed paths in the main building whether you were on your way to visit Emma in the Sick Bay, Nicola in Wellbeing or coming to the library with your grade, we always had a little catch up – I will definitely miss those chats.

I would like to send my deepest sympathies to Danielle, Matthew, Jayden, Jordan and all of your family and friends, I am truly sorry for your loss.

The world has lost a very special girl and she will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Chelsea will forever live in our hearts and will always be a special part of Kororoit Creek Primary School.

Bethany Riseley

I had the pleasure of teaching Chelsea in Grade 2. She would come into class rocking bright coloured sunglasses and a smile that lit up the room. Chelsea showed so much love and kindness to all her friends and other students. Even on her toughest days, Chelsea’s strength and bravery shone through. There are so many wonderful memories of Chelsea and reminders of the joy she brought to so many people. You will always have a special place in my heart Chels.

Love Jordyn

Angel Chelsea Rest In Peace

Love Tanisha and family

While I am struggling with emotions and expressing them, I can’t stop thinking you are too young. 

I also think how lucky everyone who knew you was lucky to have known you. 

You were so funny, always cheerful, great to be around and the strongest person I know. 

Goodbye, Taylor.

Chelsea was a best friend of mine since prep. How caring and such a good friend she was is indescribable. You made everybody’s day no matter what you did, and you have a place in so many’s hearts. We all miss everything about Chelsea the funny friend she was.

From Georgia Schwartz