Corriene Ince Farewell

 

Mrs Corriene Ince retires in December from SACS Junior School after two and a half decades dedicated to the Junior School. Corriene has seen SACS Junior evolve through many phases of transition – from the days of protest when UCT and the SA College fought for non-segregated education; through to average class sizes of 35 boys at the Junior School; on to the progressive Thinking School and E-Technology model that exists today. After 25 years of unbroken, loyal service to SACS, one could say that Corriene knows a bit about the School! She has deep connections here in that her late husband – legendary Old Boy, Mr John Ince – was a pupil through SACS Junior and High, taught here, served as Librarian and Counsellor, eventually taking up a post in his retirement as Executive Head of the OBU. Sons, Jackie and Richard also attended SACS from ‘A to Matric’, so Corriene leaves behind more than just a career of long-service to SACS. Her many years include teaching Afrikaans and Life Orientation in the Intermediate and Senior Phases as well as a wide range of administrative duties. Corriene’s name is synonymous with occasions such as the Senior Citizens’ Tea, SACS Sevens Rugby Tournament and Founder’s Day – portfolios which will be ‘big shoes to fill’! While we shall miss her, she will not be far from SACS Junior and will remain connected through family and potential bouts of substitute teaching. As the sun sets on 2016 at SACS Junior, the silhouette of Corriene stands in thoughtful poise on the threshold of SACS Junior – a meaningful semblance as she exits, looking back on her years of service to the many boys, parents and staff during her time here. For her teaching, coaching, friendship and camaraderie, we are forever grateful. It is at this point that we remind them that this is not goodbye … simply farewell and good luck as she bows out graciously, gratified in the knowledge that she has made a difference to the School. We salute you, Corriene, for your extended service to SACS, and wish you a restful, rewarding retirement from teaching. Spectemur Agendo!

 

Mr Francois Nel