~ Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal ~

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, the applicants will be required to teach a combination of  the following subjects.
    • BUSINESS STUDIES (Grades 10)
  2. To perform the duties of a “home class” teacher, with attendance/registration and pastoral care responsibilities.
  3. Extra-mural involvement related to the relevant teaching subject.
  4. To attend subject-specific workshops/training and to report back to members of the Department.
  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 subject.

Necessary qualifications and skills would include: 

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree and teaching qualification would be the minimum requirements.
  • The candidate must be qualified to teach EMS (Grade 8 & 9) as well as Afrikaans and/or Business Studies to Grade 10 level.
  • A minimum of 3 years teaching experience of the above-mentioned subjects to Grade 12 level would be a requirement.
  • A valid and up to date SACE registration and Police clearance certificate.
  • 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.
  • 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.

The salary package will be based on qualifications and previous teaching experience.


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.

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Thursday, 18 February 2021 10:29

Senior Business Studies Teacher

Jeppe High School for Boys
~ Johanneburg, Gauteng ~

Jeppe High School for Boys is Johannesburg's oldest public school having been established in 1890 in Fairview, Johannesburg. As noted in the book Historic Schools of South Africa "perhaps more than any other Johannesburg school, it reflects the history and the changing character of the city and has always been a melting pot for children of diverse socioeconomic, language and cultural backgrounds".

Recognised as one of South Africa's Op 20 boys' schools, the defining characteristics of the men it produces often centre on the principles of loyalty, honour, and friendship. Jeppe's ability to shape the character of boys into men is its greatest success.

Jeppe High School for Boys has an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced teacher in the following academic role. The starting date of the appointment may vary, subject to the availability of the preferred candidate but would ideally be for the start of the second academic term (as per the Department of Basic Education calendar). Where possible, the candidate may be appointed to a Gauteng Department of Education position.

Senior Business Studies Teacher

Requirements for the position: 

  • The successful candidate must have at least three to five years of teaching experience and should be innovative, technologically able and willing to play a full and significant role in their department, potentially even as Head of Department. 
  •  Applicants would ideally have experience teaching to Grade 12 level as a Business Studies educator. 
  • Newly qualified teachers will not be considered for the position currently being advertised. 
  • The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject and teaching as a profession. 
  • Jeppe High School for Boys is committed to employing outstanding classroom educators who are also prepared, and are expected, to contribute significantly to the extra-mural and pastoral life of the school. 
  • All applicants must be SACE registered and may be required to provide evidence of this before any interview takes place. 
  • Experience within a similar school would be an advantage but is not essential if other criteria are met.

All applications must include: 

  • A detailed CV 
  • A covering letter 
  • The names and contact details of at least two references - one of which must be the headmaster / headmistress of current employers (where applicable). 
  • SACE Registration number.

Please note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The appointment of candidates is at the discretion of Jeppe High School for Boys. Applications are welcomed from South African citizens or persons with a valid work permit only. 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. The School reserves the right not to proceed with filling this post.

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