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School Receptionist and Secretary (temporary post)



The Vine School is an independent Primary School in Lansdowne, Cape Town, offering outstanding education, inspiring children to think, discover and grow, using the Ambleside teaching method in a Christian environment. The school has a temporary vacancy for a School Receptionist and Secretary. The school’s current Receptionist is unwell and will only return to work in February.

Date of commencement is immediate. The end date is uncertain, depending on the recovery of the permanent employee.


  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience in a school admin office
  • A testimony of faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour


  • Good communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Committed to excellent customer service
  • Dependable, conscientious, resilient and hard-working
  • Able and willing to learn quickly and build positive relationships with co-workers


  • Computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft products AND Google for Education
  • Experience in the school administration programme “Staffroom” and CEMIS
  • Switchboard experience
  • Ability to work with confidential matters


  • Answering the telephone, redirecting calls to the appropriate persons
  • Responding to emails
  • Updating “Staffroom” with pupil details, classlists etc.
  • Sending letters or other communications to parents
  • Filing
  • Managing principals’ appointments

Working hours and remuneration:

  • Working hours are from 7:45 – 15:45
  • R800.00 per day

Please email the address below to request an application form. Return your completed form, with CV and other supporting documents as soon as possible.

The Vine School reserves the right not to proceed with filling this post. Only South African citizens or people with a valid work permit need apply. An application will not in itself 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. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from The Vine School within 1 week of submitting your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful.

Lansdowne, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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