17 May 2016

St John’s Educational Trust | Mr Andrew Vincent

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It was with great sadness that the St John’s Community received the news that Andrew Vincent, Headmaster 2005 – 2008, has died.

Andy joined the staff of the College in the early 2000’s as Deputy Headmaster after teaching for many years at Michaelhouse. He was a committed teacher and passionate sports coach, taking on both the first XV rugby and first XI cricket in his time at the College.

Many Old Johannians and parents will remember him as a candid and dynamic leader, always supporting every endeavour and activity at the College with an equal measure of a strong competitive spirit and an irrefutable delight in the boys’ successes.

Andy collapsed whilst on rugby tour in Joburg in 2006 and was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He underwent surgery and radiotherapy, returning to his duties as headmaster as soon as he was able. In 2008, he decided to relocate with his family to the Middle East, where he worked for several years as both a head and teacher. More recently, they returned to KZN.

Andy’s wife, Debbie, was also a long serving teacher at the College and his son, Paul, head boy at the Prep School, attended the College up to Form Four. His daughter, Sarah-Jane, was at Chisipite.

The Chairman and Board of the St John’s Educational Trust extend their deepest sympathy to Debbie and the children and acknowledge the significant contribution Andy made to the College.

Dominus Pastor.

David Whatman