St. Monica’s Diocesan School is an independent Anglican Church school, situated in Matatiele, in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains. The school is a low-fee, subsidized educational institution, which provides a quality education in which the Christian faith and Christian values are regarded as important in the life of the school. It welcomes boys and girls of all faiths from pre-school to grade 12. The grade 12 pupils write their National Senior Certificate through the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

Applications are invited for the position of


(To Commence Duty on 1 July 2020)

The Principal is responsible for the overall leadership of the school and its long-term viability and sustainability. The Principal will report to the Board of Governors and will co-ordinate and direct the academic programme of the school.  The position is a multi-faceted one and covers a wide range of responsibilities, including education, finance, administration, facilities, marketing and human resources.

A market-related remuneration package commensurate with the position will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Be a practicing and committed Christian.
  • Have suitable qualifications and a proven record of success in the field of education, preferably in the independent schooling sector.
  • Be a self-motivated, dynamic and resourceful person who is prepared to commit to maintaining St. Monica’s as a school of excellence.
  • Be registered with SACE.
  • Have experience in the delivery and administration of the NSC, preferably with the IEB, and a full understanding of the IEB SAGS
  • Relevant management experience in education and the ability to lead and inspire staff.
  • Be in possession of a valid Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Be a person of integrity, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills in both English and Afrikaans.
  • Possess effective administrative ability with considerable competence in financial, business and computer literacy skills.
  • Ensure the offering of a relevant and diverse extra-mural programme to support whole-child development of every learner.
  • Fully respect and support the traditions and ethos of the school

Interested candidates should submit a detailed CV, including the contact details of three referees, with a covering letter of application to The Chairman of the Board, Reverend Canon David Lloyd-Jones, at the email address below.

We reserve the right to pursue applications as soon as they are received.

NB! An application in itself will not entitle the applicant to an interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applicants who have not been contacted by 29 February 2020, should consider their applications unsuccessful.

The filling of all posts will be subject to the requirements of the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998, Amended August 2014.

The school reserves the right not to make an appointment.

The successful candidate’s appointment will be subject to the verification of qualifications and experience, clearance against the Child Protection and Sexual Offenders Registers and successful reference checks.

Closing Date
44 Station Road, Matatiele, 4730, South Africa
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