Pre-School Head



Southern Cross Schools, a leading educational institution renowned for its commitment to excellence and innovation, invites applications for the position of Pre-school and assistant to the head of school. Starting date October 2024. This date may be negotiated for the successful candidate.

About Southern Cross Schools:

Situated in the heart of Hoedspruit, Limpopo, Southern Cross Schools provides a dynamic learning environment from Pre-school through to College. Our school is dedicated to nurturing the holistic development of each child, fostering a love for learning, and preparing them for success in a rapidly changing world.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Head of School, the Pre-school Head will be responsible for providing visionary leadership to our Pre-school division. The successful candidate will oversee the day-to-day operations, curriculum development, staff management, and ensure the delivery of high-quality education in alignment with the school’s ethos and values.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and inspire a team of dedicated educators and support staff.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive and innovative curriculum that promotes holistic development.
  • Foster a nurturing and inclusive environment where each child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Build strong partnerships with parents and the wider school community.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and uphold the highest standards of safety and welfare for all children.


  • A relevant teaching qualification with a focus on early childhood education
  • Current SACE registration.
  • Extensive experience in early childhood education, with a proven track record of successful leadership.
  • Strong understanding of child development principles and best practices in early years’ education.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Commitment to fostering a culture of continuous improvement and professional development.
  • An appreciation of nature and having an environmental conscience.

Application Process:

  • To apply, please submit a detailed CV, covering letter, and contact information for three contactable professional referees.
  • Email documents to:
  • Closing date: Sunday, 9 June 2024.
  • Starting date: October 2024 (Preferable).

Southern Cross Schools is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds.

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