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Grade 8-12 Social Sciences & Geography


Hermannsburg School, established in 1856, is situated between Greytown and Kranskop in the beautiful, natural surroundings of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. As the oldest existing independent co-educational boarding school in KZN, this Lutheran day and boarding school provides a quality educational in English.


Applications are invited for the position of

Grade 8-12 Social Sciences & Geography

from 1 January 2021 or sooner by mutual agreement

Minimum requirements:

  • S.A.C.E. registration;
  • the requisite professional qualifications; minimum BEd or BSc degree with PGCE.
  • willing to be involved in the extra-curricular activities of the school;
  • able and willing to uphold the Christian ethos, mission and values of the school;
  • passion & enthusiasm for the subject and the profession;
  • ability to interact appropriately with staff, parents, scholars and our broader community,
  • evidence of clearance with the Child Protection Act and Sexual Offences Register, or willingness to obtain such clearance.

Highly recommended, desirable requirements:

  • a sound knowledge of the relevant IEB curricula and at least 3 years’ experience teaching according to IEB SAG’s, including teaching at Grade 12 level;
  • ability to teach another subject in addition to Social Sciences and Geography;
  • an effective and innovative approach to teaching with the ability to motivate scholar participation;
  • comfortable using electronic / digital technology to support learning;
  • knowledge of how to use a broad range of thinking skills in the classroom.
  • an understanding of and experience of positive education rooted in school practice.
  • proven ability to contribute in a management or leadership role would be a distinct advantage.

A letter of motivation describing your educational philosophy, together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three contactable referees, may be addressed to the Principal by email and sent to: with the subject line ‘Job application: GEOG’.

Deutsche Schule Hermannsburg 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 will be automatically disqualified from consideration. Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date for applications, should take it that their applications have not been successful. Remuneration packages commensurate with each of the positions and relevant qualifications and experience will be negotiated during the interview process and no indication of the salary can be given telephonically.

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