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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 Housemother

from 01 January 2021 or sooner by mutual agreement

Applicants should:

  • have prior experience in the pastoral care & supervision of groups of teenage girls;
  • have an effective and passionate approach to caring for and motivating boarders;
  • be well-organised and able to work in and lead as part of a team;
  • be prepared to live in the hostel apartment on a full-time basis;
  • be prepared to commit to upholding the Christian ethos and values of the school;
  • be prepared to become involved in the weekend activities of the school;
  • be prepared to take on additional school duties;
  • have evidence of clearance with the Child Protection Act and Sexual Offences Register.
  • Leadership or management experience in a similar school setting would be beneficial.
  • The ability to teach a subject such as Geography; Physical Science; Visual Art, Mathematical Literacy or Business Studies would be advantageous.

A letter of motivation describing your pastoral 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: HOUSM’.


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 automatically be 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 the position in question, 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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