Catholic Institute of Education

Springfield Convent School: Foundation Phase Head of Department and 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 applications from individuals who meet the following key requirements:

  • minimum of 3/5 years with proven leadership experience

  • an understanding of collaborative & transformational leadership

  • fully qualified with relevant teacher qualifications

  • enthusiastic teacher, experienced in teaching in the Foundation Phase, will be advantageous

  • understand, identify with and contribute to the Catholic / Christian ethos and values of the school

  • be willing and able to teach Religious Education, preference will be given to applicants who have experience in teaching Catholic Catechism

  • have a vision and passion for the education of girls in the 21st century

  • have a proven record of innovation, commitment and professionalism

  • have knowledge and or experience of Project/Inquiry Based Learning

  • be IT proficient; knowledge of Google Suite and other education platforms

  • have effective organisational and administrative skills

  • be willing to become fully involved in the school's curricular and co-curricular programme

  • be available after hours to attend school events and functions

  • be registered with SACE

If you would like to be considered for this position, please email your letter of motivation, CV and contactable referees to with the subject: Foundation Phase Head of Department and Class Teacher

Closing date: Friday, 31 March 2023