Aug 06, 2018

Science Specialist Teacher

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

Job Description

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.


Our primary intention is to educate and empower girls, raising them in ways that are responsive to the challenges unique to women. We aim to be the leaders in girls’ education, with the focus on nurturing individual skills and dispositions, equipping girls to engage confidently and with a sense of purpose. Our girls work within a values-based framework in order to make decisions with good intent. The South African context is diverse and dynamic. We raise girls to embrace their heritage and collaborate locally to make a significant contribution both nationally and internationally.

Science Specialist Teacher
The Girls’ Preparatory is looking to employ a Natural Science teacher who is experienced in designing and delivering an integrated STEAM curriculum and is driven to champion STEAM education for girls. We seek a dynamic, responsive, innovative and highly creative team-player to collaborate with colleagues across learning areas. The ideal candidate will have had experience in using Inquiry Based Learning and have a thorough grasp of the metacognitive, pedagogical, and practical requirements of design thinking and problem-based learning.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who believe they have the required disposition, skills and competencies to take on this position.

The requirements for this position are:
A suitable professional qualification and appropriate educational experience
A relevant teaching qualification from a recognised institution
Experience in teaching Natural Science at Grade 7 level or above
Excellent all round knowledge of Natural Science with a passion for the subject
Experience in developing learning and teaching material and assessment practices according to IEB requirements would be a distinct advantage
International teaching experience across a variety of curricula would be a significant consideration
Proficiency in working with iOS educational applications, and experience in effectively integrating iPad-based activities into teaching and learning, would be advantageous
Proof of registration with SACE
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.
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 8 August 2018 to The Head, St Stithians Girls’ Prep, 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.

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