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  • Date posted

    May 18, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Gauteng Johannesburg


isiZulu Teacher January 2025

St John’s College is a world-class Christian, African school situated on a historic campus in Houghton, Johannesburg, offering quality education from Nursery School to Sixth Form. The school has an outstanding academic record and has a fine reputation in sports, music, drama and debating.

The isiZulu department is staffed with highly professional teachers functioning with a strong collegial ethos. In addition to isiZulu FAL, we offer IGCSE isiZulu as a Second Language in the Sixth Form programme.

We seek to appoint an individual from January 2025 who demonstrates the following:

  • a love of isiZulu and enthusiastically shares their passion with their students
  • a belief in the potential of their students and sees them as active participants in learning
  • excellent content knowledge of isiZulu culture
  • a commitment to their own lifelong learning
  • an ability to produce high-quality assessments and analysis of student performance
  • taking on extra responsibilities within the department as required by the Head of isiZulu

Responsibilities include teaching a range of isiZulu classes as well as involvement in co-curricular and pastoral duties, and members of staff are expected to support the Christian ethos of the school.

Minimum requirement

  • A Bachelor’s Degree – isiZulu as a major
    • 5+ years teaching experience at high school level
    • SACE registered

Desirable attributes

  • Experience in teaching IGCSE isiZulu as a Second Language
    • Familiar with the demands of Cambridge or IEB assessments

To apply for this position, please complete the form by no later than 30 June 2024.

At St John’s College, we are committed to proactive safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our children. All staff and volunteers who have access to children will be vetted in accordance with the St John’s College safeguarding policy. This policy stipulates that staff and volunteers are required to undergo all the necessary background checks in keeping with the requirements for safeguarding and child protection in South Africa, and all staff perform duties in accordance with our HR Policies.

“St John’s College, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer."

The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. The appointment of candidates is at the sole discretion of St John’s College, taking into account factors such as St John’s College's Employment Equity Policy. Applications are welcomed from South African citizens only or persons with a valid work permit. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from St John’s College within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application.

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