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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 08:26

NATURAL SCIENCES and LIFE SCIENCES (to Grade 12 level)

Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School is a leading school for girls, which provides education from Grade 8 to Grade 12. The school has consistently been rated as one of the Top 25 Government Schools within South Africa. The school was founded in 1920 and continues to provide an outstanding education for young women in the academic, cultural and sporting fields.
As a school, our mission is to promote human dignity and equal opportunity, the maximum freedom of the individual within the context of the maximum good for all, excellence according to the talent and interest of each person, a sound set of values, service, a respect for community and environment, a commitment to the search for truth, the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills.

General description of the position:

1. To assume the position as an educator of: NATURAL SCIENCES and LIFE SCIENCES (to Grade 12 level)

2. To perform the duties of a "home class" teacher, with attendance/registration and pastoral care responsibilities.

3. Extra-mural involvement including, but not exclusively, Enviro-Care, Olympiads and remedial programmes. Co-ordinating and accompanying learners on subject-related excursions and assistance with other activities relating to Life Sciences and Natural Sciences.

4. To attend subject-specific workshops/training/cluster meetings and moderation sessions, and to report back to members of the Life Sciences/Natural Sciences Departments.

5. To perform various school duties, including attending after hours meetings, workshops, functions and other school-related duties.

Applicants would need the following personal attributes: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • A friendly, dynamic, creative and self-driven personality. 
  • The ability to take a leadership role and to show initiative in work-related situations but also be able to work successfully as part of a team. 
  • An attitude of life-long learning with regards to teaching methodologies and the acquisition of knowledge related to the specific subject.

Necessary qualifications and skills would include: 

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree and teaching diploma would be the minimum requirements. 
  • The candidate must be qualified to teach Life Sciences to Grade 12 level. 
  • A minimum of 3 years teaching experience of Natural and Life Sciences at Grade 12 level would be an advantage. 
  • SACE registration. 
  • To be highly articulate, confident and competent in the delivery of subject content and skills. 
  • Good computer skills with regards to lesson preparation, presentation and general school administration: use of Smartboards and other ICT technologies in teaching. 
  • Excellent classroom management skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with the learners.

ALL GHS staff are expected to: 

  • Perform all of their duties with integrity and diligence. 
  • Project a professional demeanour and appearance at all times. 
  • Develop positive relationships with members of the GHS school community, which includes parents, learners and colleagues. 
  • Be prepared to support and uphold the ethos of the school as contained in the Mission Statement.

Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School reserves the right not to fill this position. If you have not been contacted by the school within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

We thank you for your interest in our school.

Additional Info

  • Location: KwaZulu-Natal
  • Workplace: High school – state
  • Position: Teaching jobs – general (including classroom assistant and tutor)
  • Teaching subject / Area: Sciences (Physical, Life, Agricultural, Nautical, Sport & Exercise Sciences, Equine Studies)
  • Deadline for application: Friday, 26 May 2017
  • Commencement date: Monday, 24 July 2017
  • Contact instructions: Interested applicants are invited to submit a CV of no more than two typed pages indicating qualifications, previous work experience and at least two traceable references to The HR Manager
  • Contact details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Address: 186 Alexandra Road, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
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