GRADE 000 – GRADE 12

Founded in 1899 by the Holy Family Sisters, Maris Stella is an Independent Catholic Day School catering for pupils from Grade 000 to Grade 12. Situated on the Berea, Durban, Maris Stella is one of South Africa’s leading independent schools with an outstanding 125-year history of excellence in all aspects of school and community life.

Maris Stella is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and is registered with the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).


January 2025

Maris Stella seeks to fill the position of Principal with effect from January 2025. Reporting to the Board of Governors, the Principal has authority over the overall leadership of the school, its performance, and its long-term sustainability. This is an exciting opportunity for a forward-thinking educationalist and a leader who will continue to innovate while supporting the ethos and values of a high performing school.

The ideal candidate will be a committed Christian with appropriate qualifications and a commitment to fostering inclusivity, collaboration and faith-based values. Candidates should have a track record of highly successful leadership experience and the warmth and passion for learning to inspire pupils, parents, alumni and the broader school community. We are in search of a collaborative, values-driven leader with excellent communication skills and managerial expertise. Candidates must be willing to fully embrace his or her role as Principal and the unique opportunities this position presents to drive Maris Stella’s strategic vision in the educational sphere.

Interested persons are invited to submit their CV together with a letter of motivation, copies of educational certificates and at least three relevant references to the Board of Governors:

Applications close on 21 June 2024.

Maris Stella reserves the right not to proceed with filling this post. An application will not entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. If you have not been contacted within 21 days after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Maris Stella 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 that will be used in the recruitment, selection and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognizing and accepting this disclaimer.

Closing Date
Berea, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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