The day after the accident the school head Margriet Vanvolsem travelled to Switzerland together with the parents.
She told the VRT that there was still great sadness at the school: "By accompanying the parents I had a lot of time to experience grief. Many colleagues at school still haven't had this opportunity."
Schoolchildren have lost classmates; teachers have lost a colleague and a friend. The school's director Marc Carels says: "I often accompanied Teacher Frank on ski trips. It creates a bond. For me he was more than a colleague. He was a friend."
It remains to be seen how the pupils will experience the rest of their last year at primary school.
Margriet Vanvolsem: "It won't be easy for the new class teacher. But the question really is: should things remain the same. It will no longer be Teacher Frank and that is a shame, but it is with somebody who will set them on their path and that is what we need now."