Friday, 26 February 2021 12:12


Get Ahead College
"Where every child feels worthy and validated"
~ Komani (Queenstown), Eastern Cape ~

Get Ahead College, a co-educational, independent school, within Get Ahead Schools, is situated in Komani (Queenstown) in the Eastern Cape. Established in 2008, Get Ahead College aspires to be the leading STREAM school in Africa, creating an environment of innovative thinking and empowering all students to become independent contributing citizens of society. We are guided by our values that promote a Christian ethos based on respect, honesty and love.



This is an exciting time to join Get Ahead Schools as the new Principal of Get Ahead College. An inspirational educator and leader, the Principal will provide strategic leadership to the newly drafted strategy - Vision for Excellence 2025 - driving our mission and ensuring long term sustainability. Reporting to the Executive Head and collaborating with a motivated and committed staff team, the Principal will oversee the operational and strategic aspects of the school, ensuring academic excellence, social emotional learning and a community of care for students and staff. The appointment date is 01 May 2021.


  • Actively support, model and promote the Christian ethos of the College. 
  • Support, promote and implement the four pillars of the Vision for Excellence, namely Innovation Mindset, Skilled for Life, Learning for All and Workplace of Choice.
  • Provide innovative and authentic leadership to all staff and students.
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with external stakeholders.
  • Critically evaluate academic progress and intervention programmes. 
  • Drive enrolment, maximise retention and execute strategies to reduce student turnover.
  • Initiate and support staff professional development. 
  • Financial management. 
  • Implementation of an after school programme focussed on 21st century skills.


  • Relevant professional qualifications and SACE registration.
  • A minimum of 3 years progressive school management experience in the position of Principal or Deputy Principal. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong team player. 
  • Excellent command of English and able to effectively communicate and interact with all stakeholders. 
  • Expertise to contribute towards strategic financial planning.
  • An understanding of the legislative framework of independent schools.

The school reserves the right not to make an appointment. Submission of an application does not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be asked to provide
further documentation, such as certified copies of qualifications, SACE registration and police clearance.

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Wednesday, 17 February 2021 15:13


Paul Roos
Gimnasium - Gymnasium
~ Stellenbosch, Western Cape ~

Geleë op die oewer van die Eersterivier, met die Stellenboschberg as agtergrond, lê die uitgestrekte kampus van die Paul Roos Gimnasium, ‘n seunskool met ‘n tradisie van uitnemendheid op alle terreine van die opvoeding.

Founded in 1866, this school is only a step away from the University of Stellenbosch and a variety of amenities, from sport to internet facilities, is shared with this institution. In addition some subjects are offered in conjunction with our two sister schools, Bloemhof and Rhenish.

Bekende persone soos Jan Smuts, JBM Hertzog, DF Malan, Uys Krige, Arnold van Wyk, Tjol Lategan en Peter van der Merwe is van die beroemdes wat hier in die skoolbanke gesit het.

Prima and Prima Nova, the two boarding houses, supply accommodation to pupils from across South Africa and neighbouring countries.

Paul Roos Gimnasium slaag daarin om sy leerlinge voor te berei op die wêreld van studie, ontspanning en werk. Sedert die instelling van die Kanseliersmedalje van die Universiteit van Stellenbosch het 9 Paul Roosers die gesogte toekenning verwerf. Saam met Diocesan College (Bishops) het die skool die grootste getal Springbokrugbyspelers (54) opgelewer. Duisende oud-leerlinge in leiersposisies op die akademiese gebied en op die saketerrein kan getuig van die besonder vormende invloed van:

  • die rustigheid en veiligheid van een van die mooiste dorpe in Suid-Afrika
  • die stimulering en energie van die jeug, en
  • die baie geleenthede om aan bykans enige aktiwiteit, akademies en andersins, deel te neem

All school activities function in a fully bilingual way.


Paul Rood Gymnasium has a vacancy for a Deputy Rector as advertised on the WCED E-recruitment system for educators.

Vacancy List 1 of 2021 - Post number 55 / Posnummer 55

The starting date will be determined by the WCED.


Published in Vacancies
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 14:29


Maritzburg College
~ Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal ~

Maritzburg College, one of the leading boys’ schools in South Africa, has an excellent reputation for its academic, sporting, cultural and leadership programmes.

The Governing Body invites applications from suitably qualified and experience persons for the following post:

To assume duty 01 June 2021

Maritzburg College seeks motivated individual to lead the financial management of the School. Reporting to the Headmaster, the incumbent will oversee both the day-to-day and strategic operations of the Finance Department. As a senior member of the College team, the incumbent will be required to represent College on various internal governance structures as well as externally to stakeholders, business and the community at large. Experience in an educational environment will be advantageous.

Position Purpose: 

  • To plan, manage and co-ordinate and oversee, financial management and statutory reporting, cash flow management, funding, contract negotiation, administration, human resources, business planning, projects, asset management, risk management, facilities management and procurement. Grow and develop your staff.

Key responsibilities will include but not limited to: 

  • To lead and manage the commercial and financial functions of the school and BE to achieve growth and sustainability, in line with the strategic plan. To manage the financial, reporting & statutory responsibilities of the MC&OBM Trust. To assist the Director of College Business with contract administration relating to funding and sponsorship.

Minimum requirements:

  • CA (SA)

Prospective employees are obliged to confirm (on an affidavit) that they have never been convicted of a sexual offence as well as provide a police clearance certificate.

Should you not have heard from us by 19 March 2021, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful and no further correspondence will be entered into.

Directing potential since 1863

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