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  • Date posted

    July 11, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Cape Town Western Cape


Start date: January 2025

Are you a dynamic and passionate individual with a genuine love for nurturing young minds? We are currently seeking a qualified Pre-Primary Teacher to join our team and contribute to the growth and development of our students. If you possess the following skills, knowledge, and qualifications, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please include your current curriculum vitae, cover letter, and any relevant supporting documents.

Key Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum and activities
  • Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment
  • Monitor and support the development of each child’s social, emotional, and cognitive skills
  • Collaborate with colleagues and parents to ensure the well-being and growth of each child

Key requirements for the role:

  • Inquiry-Based Teaching: Ability to demonstrate a strong understanding and implementation \ of inquiry-based teaching methods to encourage curiosity, critical thinking, and problem- solving skills in young children.
  • Energetic passion: Ability to infuse the learning environment with energy and enthusiasm, creating a positive and engaging atmosphere for young children.
  • High level of computer literacy: Ability to utilize technology to enhance the learning experience and demonstrate proficiency in using educational software and tools.
  • 21st Century teaching skills: Ability to stay abreast of modern teaching methodologies and incorporate 21st-century skills such as collaboration, creativity, communication, and critical thinking into lesson plans.
  • Team player: Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and parents, contributing to a positive and supportive school community.
  • Piano skills (desirable, but not essential): While not a requirement, candidates with the ability to play the piano may bring an additional dimension to the learning experience.
  • Excellent communication skills: Ability to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively engage with both students and parents.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience: Have at least three years of experience in a similar position, demonstrating a proven track record of effective teaching and classroom organisation.
  • ECD/Foundation Phase Qualification: Hold a four-year diploma/degree in Early Childhood Development (ECD) and/ or Foundation Phase Education.

Candidates should have the following skills and attributes:

  • Consider themselves adaptable, open to change, and illustrate creativity in their approach.
  • Extremely methodical with excellent communication skills
  • Show exceptional organizational skills and initiative
  • Detail-orientated
  • High levels of emotional intelligence and self-awareness: ability to understand and respond to children’s needs and emotions intuitively
  • Take pride in a high standard of teaching

St Cyprian’s School is on a journey of Transformation and the successful incumbent will be expected to contribute to the outcome of this journey.

Qualified, interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of motivation for the position, along with a detailed curriculum vitae to the Head of School-in-the-Woods: Sulochnee Nair at by 26 July 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further discussions.St Cyprian’s School is a proud, independent school committed to equity and belonging, embracing and advancing diversity. We have a strong anchor that connects our Anglican tradition, values and heritage and we are a place that welcomes all faiths. It is from this frame that we grow and hone purpose, intellect, character, and agency in our students

*In compliance with POPIA, curriculum vitae will be kept on record for a maximum 6 months before being destroyed.

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