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Principal (01 January 2022)


St Nicholas Diocesan School is an Independent, Co-ed, day and boarding, Anglican School situated in the heart of Pietermaritzburg, catering for pupils from Grade RR to Grade 12.
Its aim is to offer an excellent education and to provide a secure and caring environment where children from diverse backgrounds and cultures are given opportunities to realise their full potential. At St Nicholas, the needs of the whole child are catered for – intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and cultural.

An exciting opportunity exists to lead this extraordinary school. Applications are invited for the following post:

Principal (01 January 2022)

Applicants must:

  • Have a relevant degree and teaching qualification
  • Be registered with SACE
  • Have at least ten years of teaching experience with a minimum of three at a senior management level
  • Be self-motivated with a passion for education and a drive to succeed
  • Be passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people
  • Have a proven track record of leadership and managerial skills
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, and high emotional intelligence
  • Be a communicant member of the Anglican Church or the Methodist, Presbyterian or Congregational Churches, and uphold and contribute to the strong Christian life and values of the School

Responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic Leadership: In collaboration with the Board and the school’s management team you will be tasked with shaping a vision and conveying this vision of the school to all our stakeholders. Identify strategies that will ensure the sustainable growth of the school.
  • Organizational Leadership: Building inclusive practices, financial analysis, legislative compliance. HR and professional development initiatives for staff, ensuring accountability through the implementation of an effective performance appraisal system. Implementing the school’s Disciplinary policy for both staff and learners.
  • Instructional Leadership: Implementation of creative pedagogical strategies. Ensuring academic excellence in all phases of the school. Formative and summative assessment strategies.
  • Cultural Leadership: Maintaining a climate based on our strong Christian values that allows for a high level of academic achievement while ensuring that the school’s commitment to transformation and diversity remains a strategic focus in all aspects of school life. Working with and for our surrounding communities.

Interested applicants should e-mail a covering letter and a four page curriculum vitae with three contactable references to: (using the Principal as your email subject line).

Closing date: 24 September 2021

Please consider your application unsuccessful if you have not heard from the school by 1 October 2021. The School reserves the right not to make an appointment. Submission of an application does not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

St Nicholas Diocesan 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 recognizing and accepting this disclaimer.

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St Nicholas School, Pietermaritzburg
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