Intermediate / Senior Primary Phase

Starting Term 2 or Term 2023

Somerset House is a 74-year-old school situated in the heart of Somerset West. It is home to 420 children and is viewed as being an innovative and exciting place to teach and learn. Space is given to staff to develop teaching methodologies which make sense and challenge the norm.


  • A suitable professional qualification and appropriate educational experience.
  • Proof of SACE registration.
  • Police, Sexual Offenders Register and Child Protection Act clearances.
  • An innovative, creative, child-centred and passionate approach to teaching and the broader life of the school.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in teaching Afrikaans FAL or HL to a variety of grades and
  • especially Grade 6 and 7 would be favourable. Experience in a Head of Subject role would be an advantage.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • A passion and excitement for the language and culture and the ability to transfer this to your pupils through your teaching.
  • Knowledge of a thinking approach to teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Familiarity with Problem Based Learning and Project Based Learning models.
  • A thorough understanding of 21st Century educational skills.
  • The successful candidate will be highly organised and able to co-ordinate the teaching of Afrikaans at 1st Additional Language level.
  • Excellent computer literacy skills and an ability to integrate IT into your teaching and learning effectively.
  • Commitment to sport / extra-murals.

Somerset House reserves the right not to make an appointment or to make an appointment prior to the closing date of this vacancy, should a suitable candidate be found. An application does not entitle the applicant to an interview.  Please use the link 

to submit your application. We will not process applications that are emailed to us. Application Deadline: February 2023


Closing Date
Roundhay, Cape Town, South Africa
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