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Senior Upper Elementary Teacher

Basic Salary: R18,000 – R22,000 TCTC 

Location: ZA, Western Cape, Cape Town – Oranjezicht

Contract: Fixed-Term Contract 

Start Date: Immediate


Founded in 1983 by a small group of motivated parents, The Cape Town Montessori School (CTMS) (formerly Stepping Stones) has grown into a leading independent Montessori school that now houses Toddlers, Pre-school and a fully-fledged Elementary program. 


We are seeking a proven and energetic educator who loves tackling new challenges by thinking out of the box to fill a position in our Upper Elementary phase (9-12).

This Senior Teacher role is responsible for ensuring that they deliver high-quality educational experiences while contributing to enhancing the curriculum for our Elementary Program. The ideal candidate will have a positive personality aligned with Montessori philosophy and principles and a growth mindset, excellent interpersonal skills, and an unbridled passion for and commitment to changing the world (yes, the world) through high-quality education​.

Key requirements for the role:

  • 3-5 years of teaching experience at the Intermediate primary school (Grade 4-7) level, with either BEd or PGCE qualification for the intermediate phase. E.

  • Montessori qualification or experience. E.

  • Cambridge experience advantageous. D.

  • Experience in curriculum building. D.

  • Experience teaching international students would be advantageous. D.

  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively working with young people to promote their individual academic potential. E.

  • Adept in a technological environment and operationally savvy. E.

  • Professional proficiency in English. E.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. E.

  • Excellent administrative, organisational and reporting skills. E.

  • Valid South African Police clearance required and Sexual Offenders Affidavit required. E.

  • SACE registration or eligible to apply for SACE. E. 

E = essential D = desirable 

Personal skills and attributes:

  • Obsessed with making a lasting, positive impact on a global student body.

  • The ability to elicit the best from teachers and students through excellent rapport, meaningful engagement and sincere commitment to their success.

  • Ability to engage with students from diverse environments, cultures and communities in an inclusive and dedicated fashion.

  • Knowledge and passion for the subject area.

  • Must be able to take initiative as well as self-audit.

  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.


If you are committed to Montessori philosophy and are looking to take the next step in your career or are seeking a new challenge, please submit your CV (including details of two referees) and a letter of application (outlining your educational philosophy). All applications will be considered on their individual merit and we reserve the right to appoint prior to the published closing date. 


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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.

Please note that interviews will only be conducted with candidates on a short list. Candidates not contacted within 14 days after the closing date should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Closing date: 2nd June 2023

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