1 JANUARY 2025

St Catherine’s School is a co-educational Catholic day school situated in Parkhill Gardens, Germiston. The school was established in 1908 by the Newcastle Dominican Sisters and educates pupils from Grade 000 to Matric. The school is registered with the I.E.B. and is a member of both I.S.A.S.A. and the Catholic Schools’ Office. St Catherine’s aims to be a leading provider of quality independent education on the East Rand.

Following the retirement of the current incumbent, we seek to appoint a dynamic Senior School Phase Principal to help shape and achieve our vision for St Catherine’s School. The Phase Principal will be responsible for leading the Senior School in collaboration with the Exco and will be accountable to the Head of School, the Dominican Sisters and the Board of Governors. The successful candidate will be required to execute the Board’s strategy and build a learning community where our pupils, teachers and parents thrive.

Key results areas:

  • Promote and support the Catholic ethos of the school
  • Help formulate the school’s strategic vision
  • Provide clarity to the school community on the school’s objectives
  • Ensure successful execution of the overall school strategy
  • Employ and retain talented teachers
  • Ensure that teachers are professionally developed
  • Evaluate curriculum delivery
  • Create a supportive environment
  • Build cohesion with the school’s other phases
  • Emphasise the importance of staff well-being
  • Promote instructional leadership
  • Maintain sound relationships with all stakeholders
  • Help build a strong reputation for the school within the East Rand community
  • Ensure that the school has effective internal systems, processes and policies
  • Develop, together with the Head of School, an annual operating budget

The ideal candidate:

  • Is committed to the Catholic ethos of the school
  • Recognises the role played by the Dominican Congregation within the school community
  • Operates with a strong drive to achieve superior results
  • Seeks multiple perspectives and collaborates with others to achieve determined outcomes
  • Solves problems effectively
  • Would preferably be a practicing Catholic, although all applications will be equally considered

Qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum requirement is a recognised education degree and/or a 4-year post-matric teaching qualification
  • Excellent track record
  • 7 years’ teaching experience
  • 3 years’ experience in a senior management role
  • Demonstrated success with school improvement initiatives
  • Advanced technology skills advantageous
  • A.C.E. registration
  • Current police clearance certificate

Please submit your application, together with the names of 2 contactable referees to:

Mr D. Maritz at

Closing Date: 31st July 2024

The appointment of candidates is at the sole discretion of St Catherine’s School. An application will not in itself entitle an applicant to an interview or appointment. Failure to meet the minimum requirements of the post will automatically disqualify candidates from consideration. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

St Catherine’s 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 recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

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Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa
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