~ 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.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Set up and pack away experiments and demonstrations required by the various department staff (Physics, Life and Natural Sciences) 
  • Prepare equipment and chemicals before lessons - from test tubes to state-of-the-art microscopes 
  • Ensure that equipment is properly cleaned and that chemicals, drugs and other materials are appropriately stored 
  • Record and dispose of equipment and chemicals which are unusable 
  • Collecting fresh plan matter and animal material 
  • Making up solutions and reagents
  • Liaise with Heads of Subjects (Physical Sciences, Life and Natural Sciences) with regards to requirements for equipment and chemicals 
  • Obtain quotes, order, and take receipt of equipment and chemicals as required 
  • Purchase and collect any consumables required for practical work 
  • Maintain inventories for equipment and chemicals which must be updated annually 
  • Liaise with academic staff to discuss timetables, equipment requirements and work plans 
  • Maintain and repair equipment and laboratory apparatus 
  • Support the work of teachers in classes and laboratory sessions and give technical advice to staff and students 
  • Manage the stock control of chemicals and equipment 
  • Ensure that all health and safety procedures are understood and followed correctly

Necessary qualifications and skills would include: 

  • Minimum requirement is a Grade 12 certificate with merit pass in Physical Science and Mathematics at Grade 12 level 
  • A suitable tertiary qualification that includes practical laboratory training would be an advantage 
  • Experience in chemical solution preparation and use of specialist equipment. 
  • Excellent scientific and technical knowledge and good IT skills 
  • Ability to compile and maintain inventory 
  • The ability to cope with competing demands 
  • Knowledge of laboratory health and safety procedures 
  • Strong communication skills - ability to relate to both staff and students 
  • Ability to plan and organise work and to work independently 
  • Strong practical and organisational skills with the ability to manage your own workload 
  • A thorough, meticulous approach

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 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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Tuesday, 16 February 2021 10:52

Life Sciences Teacher

Midrand High School
~ Midrand, Gauteng ~

Founded in 1994, Midrand High School is a well-established secondary school which has a proud heritage, and has established a sound reputation for:

  • Maintaining high standards
  • The pursuit of excellence
  • The development of the intellectual, physical, social and cultural interests of our learners
  • Learners who have self-discipline and accept responsibility.

Life Sciences Teacher

Midrand High School is a public English-medium high school in need of a Life Sciences teacher.

The successful candidate:

  • Must have suitable qualifications and relevant experience in teaching the subject.
  • Teach Grade 8 - 12
  • Availability to participate in the school’s extra-mural program
  • Familiar with online learning platforms and be willing to use these platforms as and when necessary


NB: Please provide the following with you application:

  • A copy of SACE Registration
  • A copy of a valid South African ID or Work permit
  • A copy Police Clearance certificate

The school and the SGB reserve the right not to fill this position. An application does not necessarily entitle the applicant to an interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Calling Academy
~ Stellenbosch, Western Cape ~

Calling Education is a non-profit company with a Christian foundation and ethos. The very name of the school reflects that the school’s origin is in the calling of the Lord. The Christian ethos of the school ties in strongly with the drive for relevance as we strive to help boys see their lives in the context of this calling.

All boys are expected to buy into an ethos of hard work and dedication in the light of a personal vision of life. Furthermore, respect for and kindness towards adults and each other is a crucial part of the school’s ethos. Gratefulness is strongly encouraged in learners.

Attracting the best possible teachers to Calling Academy is at the core of our vision. We would rather have outstanding teachers teaching in average facilities, than have average teachers teaching in outstanding facilities. Building a top teaching team with a great team culture is one of our very highest priorities.

Calling Academy invites applications from suitably qualified, highly motivated and versatile educators for the following vacancy which becomes available on 01 April 2021:

Life Sciences (Gr 8 - 11) and Maths Literacy (Gr 10 - 11)

Minimum requirements: 

  • Appropriate qualification
  • SACE Registration

The school reserves the right not to fill this position. An application does not necessarily entitle the applicant to an interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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