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  • Date posted

    May 14, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Cape Town Western Cape



Wynberg Girls’ High School prides itself on high academic standards and an innovative and holistic approach to education in a rapidly changing world. The school governing body seeks to nominate to the WCED a dynamic and forward-thinking Deputy Principal (PL3) who embraces the values, ethos, and mission of our high-functioning state school, and who will actively promote our four pillars: academics, culture, service, and sport. Wynberg Girls’ High School is committed to growing a culturally rich and diverse staff and management team in alignment with our transformation goals.

The minimum requirements as determined by the WCED for a PL3 position must be met, and the following additional criteria based on the needs of the school are required for consideration:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience in teaching a subject or subjects offered by Wynberg Girls’ High School, and a commitment to fostering academic excellence;
  • Proven leadership ability with excellent communication, management, administration, conflict resolution, and inter- and intra-personal skills when engaging with staff, learners, and other school stakeholders;
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, attention to detail, and an ability to meet deadlines; and a thorough working knowledge of school systems, in addition to a high level of computer literacy.

The following experience, skills and qualities will be to a candidate’s advantage:

  • Previous experience in leading a major portfolio or position in a medium to large high school (500-1000 learners), which involved managing educators, learners and/or resources;
  • A sound knowledge and experience in all aspects of curriculum, assessment, promotion, and progression requirements;
  • Experience in managing learner behaviour processes, including the upholding of a suitable Learner Code of Conduct and a commitment to a progressive, restorative approach to discipline;
  • Proven general administration skills, including (but not limited to) familiarity with school-based systems such as CEMIS marksheets, NSC examinations, compiling duty rosters, calendars, and assemblies, managing educator substitution, learner attendance, a mark admin programme, and the Google Suite;
  • Knowledge and evidence of innovative teaching and learning methods;
  • A commitment to promoting and participating in the school’s extensive extramural programme; A keen interest in and proven track record of professional development;
  • A commitment to girls-only education within the context of the South African educational landscape, and to producing confident, erudite young adults capable of assuming leadership positions across all sectors; and an ability to uphold, and embody, the core values of the school - accountability, courage, empathy, inclusivity, integrity and respect - and to foster an inclusive culture of diversity with respect to gender, race and culture.

Applicants must be positive, energetic and self-motivated, empathetic and sensitive to the needs of others, hardworking and reliable, and demonstrate a keen interest in values-based education.

Formal applications MUST be made through the WCED E-Recruitment System for Educators ( The post will be advertised in Vacancy List 2 of 2024: Publication date 10 June 2024; closing date for receipt of applications 5 July 2024.

Expressions of Interest - in the form of a covering letter, full curriculum vitae, and the contact details of three references - may be sent to: Thursday, 13 June 2024.

The school and the Western Cape Education Department reserve the right not to fill this post. An expression of interest or submission of a formal application will not, in and of itself, entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will automatically disqualify applicants from consideration.

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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