Catholic Institute of Education

Springfield Convent School: Foundation phase class teacher

Springfield Convent School is a leading Independent Day School for girls from Pre-Primary to Matric. Founded by the Cabra Dominican Sisters in 1871, Springfield is nestled in beautiful historic gardens on Wynberg Hill in Cape Town. The school has a longstanding proud academic record with a nurturing Catholic atmosphere and tradition, exceptionally successful music, art, and drama departments as well as excellent sports facilities.

Within the Catholic ethos and Dominican values, particularly in relation to respecting each person’s dignity and the common good, we educate children of all faiths, developing the talents, virtues, and potential of each individual – both pupils and staff.

The Junior School Principal invites applicants to apply for a Class Teacher position in the Foundation Phase. Applicants who meet the following criteria may apply:

  • Be a fully qualified, enthusiastic teacher, experienced in teaching in the Foundation Phase;
  • Understand, identify with and contribute to the Catholic/Christian ethos and values of our school;
  • Be willing and able to teach the Catholic Religious Education syllabus;
  • Have a proven record of innovation, commitment and professionalism;
  • Have a vision and passion for the education of girls in the 21st century;
  • Have knowledge and or experience of Project/Inquiry Based Learning;
  • Be well versed in curriculum and assessment for the Foundation Phase;
  • Have a sound understanding of the Foundation Phase learner;
  • Have effective organisational and administrative skills;
  • Have good computer literacy skills;
  • Be registered with SACE;
  • Be available after hours to attend school events and functions;
  • Be willing to become fully involved in the school's curricular and co-curricular programme.

Closing date for applications: Monday 11 September 2023 

Commencement date: 1 January 2024

Please submit your CV via email to The Junior School Principal, Springfield Convent School on

Note: Please reference the job title in the subject of your email for ease of reference.

Springfield Convent School reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of this post. The application will not of itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Springfield is committed to transformation and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Springfield Convent 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.