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Head of Department: Afrikaans


Head of Department: Afrikaans

January 2023

St John’s College is a world-class Christian, African school situated on a magnificent campus in Houghton, Johannesburg, offering quality education from Nursery School to Post-Matric.
The school has an outstanding academic record, entering candidates for IEB and the Cambridge A Level examinations.

St John’s Preparatory forms part of St John’s College and offers an excellent academic curriculum which is enriched with music, art, drama and sport. The Prep caters to boys from Grade 3 to 7 and has an excellent record in preparing them for their College careers.

We seek to appoint a dynamic, experienced Head of Department: Afrikaans Teacher who will report to the Headmaster of St John’s Preparatory School.

The successful candidate should:

  • Have a suitable degree and a teaching qualification, and be registered with SACE
  • Display excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Be passionate about teaching Afrikaans and about boys’ education
  • Be able to develop and sustain new ideas and lead a dynamic team of teachers
  • Have a lifelong learning approach to professional development
  • Be able to integrate 21st century skills, such as creativity, collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking, into the curriculum
  • Be innovative and comfortable using technology in the classroom and in an online forum
  • Be able to interact positively with parents
  • Be willing to be involved in extramural activities
  • Have an appreciation of the traditions and Anglican ethos of the school.

To apply for this position, please complete the link by no later than 8 July 2022.

St John’s College, 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.

The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. The appointment of candidates is at the sole discretion of St John’s College, taking into account factors such as St John’s College Employment Equity Policy. Applications are welcomed from South African citizens only or persons with a valid work permit. 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. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from St John’s College within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful in your application.

Closing Date
Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa
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