Principal Primary School




Embark on a leadership Journey with CBC Mount Edmund

Founded in 1922, CBC MOUNT EDMUND, one of Pretoria’s oldest independent schools, invites applications for the position of PRIMARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. Be a pivotal force in steering our school into the next phase of development, rooted in the rich Catholic faith and tradition while celebrating diversity.

About us:

  • CBC MOUNT EDMUND is a co-educational, inclusive, diverse, and nurturing school.
  • Home to approximately 300 pupils aged 5 to 13 (Grade Pre-R to Grade 7).
  • We share a vibrant campus with our High School.

Role Overview:

The successful applicant will take on the mantle of leadership for our Primary School, reporting directly to the Head of the School. Key expectations include:

  • Leadership Expertise
    • Demonstrated leadership track record with at least five years as a Principal or Deputy Principal in a Primary School.
  • Strategic Vision
    • Active participation in strategic planning processes, showcasing initiative in project conceptualization and successful execution.
  • Ethos and Vision
    • Deep understanding and alignment with the ethos and values of our school.•
  • Academic Excellence
    • Proven experience in developing and monitoring academic excellence within an inclusive environment.
  • Educational Insight
    • Knowledge and insight into educational developments, both locally and internationally.
    • Proficiency in utilizing technology effectively in the classroom and throughout school activities.
  • Communication Skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, fostering positive relationships with colleagues, pupils, and parents.
  • Innovative Problem-solving skills
    • Energetic and creative approach to problem-solving.


A minimum requirement for this position is a bachelor’s degree and possessing a postgraduate qualification would be advantageous. Additionally, candidates must hold a valid SACE certificate.

Opportunity awaits:

This position promises the opportunity to innovate and grow, requiring determination to propel the school to new heights through robust teamwork and collaboration with staff, pupils, and parents.

The successful candidate will join the CBC Mount Edmund team as from 1 July 2024 (or a date as agreed to by both parties)

How to apply:

If you are ready to be a driving force in shaping the future of CBC MOUNT EDMUND, please submit:

  • A Curriculum Vitae of no more than 3 page.
  • A covering letter, motivating your application.
  • Three professional references.
  • Closing date for applications: 29 February 2024

To the following email address:

CBC Mount Edmund reserves the right not to fill this position. CBC is an equal opportunity employer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from CBC within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. An application will not entitle an applicant to an interview or an appointment.

In line with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA), CBC Mount Edmund will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is protected. Your information will not be used for any other purpose, or positions that might become available in future. By submitting your CV/application, you agree and give consent that your information may be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process of this position.

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