South Auckland's Pukekohe High School is in mourning after one its Year 10 students died in the tragic crash near Picton on Sunday.
The boy's older brother, who's in Year 11 at the school, survived the crash and is in Wellington hospital in a serious condition.
He is one of only two survivors, seven other family members died.
Pukekohe High School principal Richard Barnett says the school community is coming together to support each other.
He spoke to Corin Dann.