Foundation Phase Educator



We are currently looking for a friendly and competent Foundation Phase educator to join our team. This position will be primarily stationed in the Grade 1 class. If you are a compassionate and self-motivated individual with a specific interest in education, we urge you to apply! The successful candidate must enjoy working with children and be devoted to building a nurturing and safe learning environment.

Date: Available from October 2024.

Location: New Hanover, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Educator Responsibilities:

  • Help students apply concepts through classroom instruction and presentations.
  • Organising, facilitation and planning of lessons; teaching approximately 20 hours a week.
  • To plan, control, record and report on Assessments.
  • Manage the classroom to create an educational atmosphere in the classroom.
  • To manage, plan, assist and promote discipline within your class.
  • To attend meetings, forums, workshops for the grade/ phase as required.
  • To be responsible for any and all school equipment and stock in the control of the teacher and class.
  • Collaborate with the teachers in the different Grades
  • To assist and promote extra mural and cultural activities within the School.
  • Ensure the classroom environment is safe and clean.
  • Manage and oversee students during non-classroom times including in-between classes, during lunch, and on field excursions.
  • Document student progress and communicate with parents to keep them informed.
  • Attend all training classes, parent conferences, and faculty meetings.

Educator Requirements:

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree in Education (B.Ed) or Bachelor’s Degree + Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – (Foundation phase)
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in education.
  • Solid understanding of classroom activities and teaching best practices.
  • Must have a compassionate and positive attitude with outstanding interpersonal and presentation abilities.
  • Flexible and willing to learn, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Personal commitment to Christian education and a willingness to contribute to the values and ethos of the school is essential.
  • Commitment to the establishment of and involvement in the school’s extra-curricular programme.
  • Computer literate and confident working with technology within the classroom.
  • Be in possession of a valid Police Clearance Certificate.
  • SACE registered (Kindly provide registration number and certificate in application)
  • Be self-motivated and disciplined and use social media responsibly

A letter of application together with a CV, a copy of qualifications and the names and contact details of at least 3 references should be submitted to: The Headmaster, New Hanover Preparatory School,

Closing Date: 11th July.

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. New Hanover Preparatory School reserves the right not to proceed with filling this post.

New Hanover Prep, 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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