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  • Date posted

    July 11, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Cape Town Western Cape


Herschel Girls School, founded in 1922, situated in Claremont Cape Town, is an inclusive independent Anglican school for girls from Pre-Nursery to Grade 12 which welcomes pupils and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Herschel is committed to transformation and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that gives preference, where appropriate in accordance with its Employment Equity Plan, to candidates from the designated groups. The School reserves the right not to make an appointment. Failure to meet the requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Please note no faxed applications will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Herschel Girls Senior School seeks to appoint a

Life Orientation Teacher

to commence duties in October 2024

Herschel Girls School follows the IEB NSC qualification and is looking for an innovative and progressive teacher who seeks the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and excellent staff and school.

The successful applicant will be a suitably qualified teacher with a passion for leadership in her/his field. The following criteria are essential:

  • A demonstrable passion for and expert experience in teaching Life Orientation up to and including Grade 12; IEB experience is an advantage
  • A proven ability to establish a dynamic learning environment in the classroom and to design a rich and relevant curriculum and lessons that nurture curiosity and intellectual agility
  • The ability to integrate technology with confidence and flair to support a blended learning environment which engages students
  • A willingness to work within the values and ethos of the school and a commitment to involve oneself in the broader extramural programme on offer at the school
  • An understanding and appreciation of girls’ education and the nuances applicable to support the educational premise of nurturing confident, independent, caring, resolute and inspiring young women
  • Excellent relational skills which allow for the development of a progressive, safe, inclusive and exciting teaching environment
  • Excellent administrative, communication and organisational skills
  • A healthy self-awareness and a well-developed sense of duty of care towards one’s students and one’s colleagues
  • The ability to explore a rapidly changing educational landscape with an openness and eagerness for ongoing professional and personal development to support change
  • The skills and care required to be a tutor within the House system which we operate at Herschel. This involves active engagement with a small group of students across the grades, having oversight of their well-being and their academic progress
  • To hold at heart the school’s tagline of “learning to make a difference” for oneself and for the pupils in one’s care
  • To be fully committed to the school’s transformation, equity and belonging strategic objectives in support of an equitable, inclusive and safe school environment for all
  • To be supportive of the Christian Anglican ethos of the School

A letter of application (sent as an attachment), accompanied by a comprehensive CV, three contactable references and proof of SACE registration, SACE clearance certificate, as well as a Police Clearance certificate, should be submitted in the form at this link . Candidates should also send the information to the following email by Monday 22 July.

Herschel Girls School, 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.

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