Learnership – Pre-Preparatory/Foundation Phase


Herschel Girls School
~ Cape Town, Western Cape ~

Herschel Girls School, founded in 1922, situated in Claremont Cape Town, is an inclusive independent Anglican school for girls from Pre-Nursery to Grade 12 which welcomes pupils and staff from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Herschel is committed to transformation and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that gives preference, where appropriate in accordance with its Employment Equity Plan, to candidates from the designated groups. The School reserves the right not to make an appointment. Failure to meet the requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Please note no faxed applications will be considered and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Herschel Girls Preparatory School seeks to appoint a LEARNERSHIP for Pre-Preparatory/Foundation Phase
to commence duties in March 2022 (negotiable)

Herschel Girls School is adopting the IEB NSC qualification effective 01 January 2022 and is looking for an innovative and progressive student who seeks the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and excellent staff and school.

The successful applicant will: 

  • Be studying in 2022 towards a formal teaching qualification (B Ed/PGCE) in the Pre-Prep or Foundation Phase, through distance learning, or, having completed a formal teaching qualification, be seeking experience in a classroom environment 
  • Be intellectually inquisitive with the drive and passion for developing and caring for students 
  • Be fully committed to the school’s transformation, equity and belonging strategic objectives in support of an equitable, inclusive and safe school environment for all 
  • Have a willingness to work within the values and ethos of the school and a commitment to involve oneself in the broader extramural programme on offer at the school 
  • Have excellent relational skills which allow for the development of a progressive, safe, inclusive, exciting teaching and learning environment 
  • Have a healthy self-awareness and a well-developed sense of duty of care towards students and one’s colleagues 
  • Have excellent administrative, communication and organisational skills 
  • To hold at heart the school’s tagline of “learning to make a difference” for oneself and for the students in one’s care 
  • Be expected to be supportive of the Christian Anglican ethos of the School 
  • Be a South African citizen

Herschel Girls 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.


Additional Info

  • Location: Western Cape
  • Workplace: Primary school – independent
  • Position: Intern / Trainee / Student
  • Teaching subject / Area: Foundation Phase / Junior Primary / Pre-School
  • Deadline for application / expression of interest: Friday, 11 February 2022
  • Commencement date: Tuesday, 01 March 2022
  • Contact instructions: A letter of application, accompanied by a comprehensive CV, three contactable references, a Police Clearance certificate, must be sent to Mrs Cindy Guercio (PA to the Head) by 11 February 2022.
  • Contact details: [email protected]
  • Address:14 Kenmar Crescent, Claremont, 7700, Cape Town, South Africa

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