Teacher Interns 2025


Kearsney College is a leading independent boarding and day school for approximately 650 boys from Grades 8 to 12. The 125-acre estate is in a beautiful country setting on the edge of the Valley of a Thousand Hills, just outside Durban. Kearsney has an outstanding record of academic achievement in the IEB Matriculation Examinations and provides a dynamic sporting and cultural offering.

We invite young teachers-in-training to gain valuable experience by applying for our Academic Intern Programme.

Teacher Interns 2025

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Studying part-time towards a Bachelor of Education degree (GET / FET Phase) or has studied another degree and aims to obtain a PGCE;
  • preference will be given to those who wish to teach Mathematics, Physical Science, IT/CAT, Engineering Graphics and Design, Accounting, Business Studies or Afrikaans;
  • experience in coaching school sports would be an advantage, with a preference for the following sporting codes: rugby, water polo, cricket and basketball;
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • committed to a career in education, a passion for boys’ education and prepared to be involved in all aspects of school life.

Key Responsibilities:
Our interns are involved in all aspects of school life at a boys’ boarding school. You will be provided with on-the-job training in teaching practice in the classroom, involvement in pastoral care (boarding house, sanatorium, library and prep duties) and sports coaching all year round. Assisting with electives and clubs, involvement in cultural activities, leadership camps, and community outreach activities. You will be allocated a mentor who will guide you and evaluate your progress throughout the year to assist you in becoming a well-rounded educator.

Additional Information:

  • the intern programme is a fixed-term one-year contract. Candidates must re-apply annually;
  • accommodation is provided on our beautiful campus, within close reach of the city of Durban from the start of Term 1 to the end of Term 4;
  • male interns are required to live in single accommodation the boarding houses;
  • three meals per day and laundry service are provided during the term;
  • you will receive an annual allowance to assist with your study fees and be eligible for paid study leave;
  • you will have access to on-campus gym facilities.

Kindly complete this application form by 10 June 2024.

Kearsney College reserves the right not to make an appointment. An application does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If applicants are not contacted within 21 days of submitting their application, they may accept that their application has been unsuccessful.

In terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013, section 11(1)(a), by applying for this vacancy, you grant Kearsney College consent to use your CV and personal details to apply to this specific role. The personal information of unsuccessful applicants will be destroyed once the purpose for which the personal information was collected ceases to exist.


Closing Date
Bothas Hill, Outer West Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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