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Head of School




Auburn House Pre-Primary, Primary and Middle School (Grade 00-9) is an English medium, co-educational, independent School situated in Kenilworth, Cape Town. The school was founded in 1983 and has provided excellent holistic education for 38 years.

The Board of Governors seeks a self-driven, learner-centered educator and leader for the full-time position as Head of School with effect from 1 June 2021.

The Successful candidate will:

  • have a recognised Degree and/or a 4-year post-matric qualification and/or an equivalent educational professional qualification in alternative education;
  • have a preferred, but not required, minimum of 3 years working in a Montessori classroom and be suitably qualified in experience and application of the Montessori method of teaching and learning;
  • be prepared to continue to work with the children on a daily basis;
  • possess strong knowledge and be able to implement the Montessori philosophy and methodology;
  • have a successful track record in the role of senior leadership within a school of standing and excellence;
  • be fully conversant with current trends and developments within educational fields;
  • have the ability to challenge and inspire children;
  • be an innovative and visionary leader with a strong educational business sense;
  • use essential organisational and management skills in all areas of a school;
  • monitor the quality of teaching and learning to ensure that it is relevant and fully reflective of the school’s core philosophy;
  • manage, inspire and evaluate a diverse teaching staff;
  • commit to ongoing personal and professional development to enhance the leadership of the school;
  • have financial acumen;
  • be SACE registered.

If you are suitably qualified and experienced and you would like to be considered for this position, please send a motivational letter and email the letter together with your CV to the email address below for attention Barbara Houghton.


Auburn House School is a member of SAMA and ISASA.

Closing Date
Auburn House, Kennilworth, Cape Town
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