St John’s D.S.G., established in 1897 by the Society of St John the Divine, is situated in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. It is a leading Anglican, independent, day and boarding school for 570 girls (Grades RR – 12), and is a member of the Independent Schools’ Association of Southern Africa. St John’s has a strong community ethos that gives it a distinct character.


Effective from January, 2023

Please note that we will welcome both internal and external applications for consideration.

The successful applicant will be required to:

  • Have the appropriate 4-year professional educational qualification; a minimum of 10 years teaching experience; and ideally, a minimum of 3 years School Management experience in a similar type of school environment.
  • Responsible for the academic and operational running of the Junior School, reporting directly to the Principal.
  • Lead as part of the Management and Executive team and serve on committees as delegated and required by the Principal.
  • Well-versed in the IEB curriculum and assessment.
  • Implement a high-quality academic and assessment programme.
  • Have a creative and innovative approach towards teaching.
  • Keep abreast of educational innovations in South Africa and globally.
  • Be able to relate to children and have a positive approach to development and their well-being.
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills and communicate regularly with parents.
  • Demonstrate high levels of computer literacy.
  • Have excellent organizational, planning and reporting skills.
  • Be willing to become fully involved in the school’s curricular and co-curricular programme.
  • Be SACE registered.
  • Be committed to upholding the core values and Christian ethos of the School.
  • Have evidence of clearance with the Child Protection Act and Sexual Offences Register before assuming the position.

An application form must be completed to be considered for the position. It may be downloaded from our website:

Once completed, the application form, a covering letter addressed to the Principal, and the other requested documents must be emailed to: Please note: only emailed applications will be accepted.

Closing date: 14:00 on Thursday, 29 September 2022

St John’s reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of this post. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or an appointment. Applicants who do not meet the requirements of the advertised post or who do not submit the application form and requested evidence will automatically be disqualified from consideration. Applicants who have not been contacted by mid-October should take it that their applications have not been successful.

St John’s D.S.G., in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

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St John’s D.S.G., Pietermaritzburg
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