Physical Education Teacher & Sports Coach


Brescia House School is an Independent Catholic day school for girls situated in the heart of Bryanston. Members of staff are expected to uphold and promote the Ursuline ethos. Our environment is a caring one; where we strive to meet the need of each child, pupils are accepted and appreciated for who they are, and are respected and valued as important individuals.

High School: Physical Education Teacher & Sports Coach (Hockey & Tennis)

Applications from suitably qualified individuals are invited for this full-time role who display commitment and support for “fit for life” physical education and sport within the Brescia philosophy: Provide each pupil with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, catering for all levels of ability. Sustain a long-term interest in physical activity and a healthy lifestyle, by improving fitness levels and fundamental skills both inside and outside of the classroom. Encourage girls to build a healthy self-esteem and gain different life skills, such as leadership, co-operation and communication.

Minimum requirements for this role include:

  • Relevant teaching qualification from a recognized institution with a minimum of 5 years teaching and learning experience
  • Proof of registration with SACE
  • Relevant coaching qualification and experience, umpiring qualifications and an excellent all-round knowledge of hockey and tennis
  • Proven record of innovation, commitment and professionalism
  • Willingness to embrace rapid change in education, teaching & learning and sports coaching
  • A high level of computer literacy skills
  • Effective organizational, administrative skills and the ability to manage pressure

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Be an active and innovative member of the teaching body
  • Teach Physical Education in the GET and FET phase
  • Manage all aspects of hockey and tennis
  • Selection, training and monitoring of coaches and coaching and umpiring as appropriate

Critical to this role will be the developing and implementing of a Hockey and Tennis programme for the School through the linking of the development of Hockey and Tennis skills in the Primary school through to the High School programme. Part of this will also include actively raising the profile of Hockey and Tennis within the pupil and parent community.

Interested candidates should please submit a covering letter and CV to the Head of Human Resources, Gareth Low, with the subject line PE teacher and Hockey & Tennis coach before Friday, 31 January 2020, via the email address below.

Brescia House School reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post advertised. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment. Failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Closing Date
Bryanston, Sandton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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