Locum Mathematics / Natural Science Teacher


St James Preparatory School is an independent school with well-established and vibrant traditions. These focuses endow the school with a distinctive spiritual ethos wherein the child is viewed as pure, perfect and complete from the outset.

St James is proudly Cambridge and has a stellar track-record amongst its peers.

During their schooling at St James, we aim to nourish the child, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. We welcome children of all faiths and those of none, encouraging respect for the diverse religions and cultures of our country.

St James Preparatory School invites applications for the following teaching position:

Locum Mathematics /  Natural Science Teacher

Commencement September 2023


Minimum requirements:

  • 4-year B. ED or Bachelor’s degree and PGCE in the relevant subject specialisation.
  • Registered with SACE.
  • 3 or more years’ experience in teaching the subject.
  • Police clearance certificate (not older than 3 months).
  • Broad knowledge of and interest in the development and education of children.
  • An Introductory course with Cambridge Assessment International.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic person of integrity and vision with a strong interpersonal skills, and will have:

  • The ability to understand, identify with and contribute to the ethos and values of the school.
  • A working knowledge of the Cambridge Primary International Curriculum and be in a position to be familiar with the demands of Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7 students.
  • Moderating Grades 1, 2 and 3 Mathematics and Science examination papers.
  • Preparing students for the Cambridge Checkpoint Examinations.
  • To lay the foundation for lifelong learning; to be curious about the world around them; instil enthusiasm for learning; to gain knowledge, understanding and skills that can be applied in all other subjects.
  • Assist in engaging in creative mathematical and scientific thinking.
  • Improve numerical fluency and knowledge of key mathematical concepts. To make sense of numbers, patterns, shapes, measurements and data.
  • the commitment to promote a very high standard of teaching and learning.
  • the ability to work collaboratively with a team of teachers.
  • Intermediate computer skills: MS office, Internet, Outlook, school software programmes and a variety of classroom technologies.
  • Strong planning, organising and reporting skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Responsiveness to change/adaptability.
  • Positive interpersonal skills and high Emotional Intelligence.
  • Very good communication skills – oral, written and presentation.
  • An awareness of the pressures on teachers, parents and learners.
  • Dynamic, passionate and pro-active.
  • A willingness to participate in non-academic, extra-curricular and fundraising activities.

A Curriculum Vitae, application letter, SACE certificate and contact information of two referees should be e-mailed to secretary@stjamesschool.co.za for the attention of Mrs Jones.

Closing date for applications: 30 May, 2023.

The school reserves the right not to make an appointment. Only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed. The Candidates may assume that their application has been unsuccessful if they have not been contacted by 24st June 2022.

St James Preparatory School, 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.

Closing Date
Jeppestown, Johannesburg, South Africa
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