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Aug 02, 2018

Head of Department / English Teacher

  • St Stithians College
  • Lyme Park, Sandton, South Africa
Full time Education

Job Description

St Stithians Boys’ College is a leading South African boys’ school, which constantly strives for excellence in providing a relevant and rigorous education, and for best practice in the education of boys. As a Methodist school, we have a conscious focus on the “Saints Honour”, namely to ‘Honour God, Honour others and Honour self”. Our “seven pillars” support the life of every boy at the Boys’ College: academics, sport, culture, community service, leadership, outdoor education and spirituality. Through these pillars, we encourage each boy to realise his maximum potential as a citizen of significance of this school and in our country, in a stimulating and safe environment. Our mission, purpose and passion is to walk the path towards manhood with our boys, and support them as they emerge as “great young men”, ready to serve, lead, contribute and make a difference in our world and in the lives of others.

Head of Department / English Teacher
The Boys’ College invites applications for the abovementioned position which will be available from 1 January 2019.

The requirements for this position are:
Relevant teaching qualification from a recognised institution; a post graduate qualification will be an added advantage
Academic experience in IEB Matric marking would be an advantage
Experienced in developing learning and teaching material and assessment practices according to IEB requirements and the needs of the learners
An excellent all round knowledge and passion for the subject
Good management skills
Strong Leadership and mentorship skills of colleagues in the department as well as understanding of different roles and strengths of the members within the department
An ability to be flexible with a willingness to embrace rapid changes in education and an interest and ability to integrate IT into your teaching and learning
A passion for teaching young men who seek to become significant in a modern world
An unequivocal commitment to working as part of an accomplished team and an ability to take initiative and to act decisively
Ability to inspire and encourage people (boys and staff) to seek and maintain high standards of performance
A willingness to participate in the broader life of the school as well as an understanding of the value of extra-mural participation for both staff and learners.
A sound and progressive understanding of the South African curriculum and international trends in education
A commitment to on-going personal and professional development
An awareness of the nature of the school and willingness to commit to its all-round ethos, co-curricular activities and pastoral approach
Proof of a sexual offender’s clearance certificate.
SACE Registered
Should you be interested in applying for the abovementioned position, please forward a letter of motivation, together with your curriculum vitae, and the names and telephone numbers of two referees by no later than 10 August 2018 to The Head, St Stithians Boys’ College, at the email address below.

St Stithians College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The College reserves the right not to proceed with this post. Applications are invited from South African citizens. 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 applications automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

About us:

St Stithians College is a proudly South African school, embracing diversity and offering a distinctive educational experience. Founded as a Methodist Church School, our Christian spirituality is central to our identity. Our College consists of primary and secondary boys’ and girls’ schools, together with a co-educational junior primary school. We are an independent, non-profit institution located on an expansive green campus in Sandton, Johannesburg. In addition, St Stithians incorporates Kamoka Bush School near Modimolle, and the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy on our Campus. As a College, we are intent on Inspiring Excellence and Making a World of Difference.


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