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Apply For Teaching Intern Positions At Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy For Girls – South Africa

DURATION: January – December 2024
REPORTS TO: Head of Academics
CLOSING DATE:10 July 2023

Organizational Description

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (The Academy) is a world-class educational platform for girls which is aimed at nurturing a new generation of dynamic women leaders. This residential boarding school is situated in Meyerton, Gauteng Province, with just over 300 students enrolled in Grades 8 -12. Grade 12. Students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination.

Job purpose

The Academy invites enthusiastic and hardworking candidates who are either completing their teaching qualifications this year through a recognised tertiary institution to apply. Interns will be required to commit to a full academic day, which will include observation, preparation, lesson presentation, involvement in the co-curricular programme, etc.

The Intern will also be expected to provide high-quality pastoral care to students and to take pride and ownership of the good running and presentation of the allocated residence. In collaboration with the Matron, the Assistant Matron, the House Mistress and the Head of Boarding, the incumbent must play a parental role to the learners. Depending on the issue at hand, the successful candidate must be able to work with other colleagues within the Academy such as Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Catering, Uniform Controller, Administration, Facilities Management and Extramural & Sports Coordinators.

Minimum academic requirements and experience

A Matric certificate.
Applicants must be in their 3rd or 4th year of studying towards a degree in education or a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education through correspondence in 2024. Proof of registration will be required.
Proof of provisional registration with SACE will serve as an advantage
Only Interns with these Teaching Subjects will be considered:

Mathematics (x2)
Science (x2)
EMS, Business Studies and or Accounting
FAL subjects: IsiZulu, SeSotho or Afrikaans
Due to the nature of this position, the successful incumbent will be required to:

Work shifts; and
Live on the Academy premises while on Academy duty.
Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

Must be willing to participate fully in the school’s extramural programme.
Have a passion for learning and see themselves working towards a permanent career in teaching.
Actively seeking to develop professionally in a school environment that is committed to providing quality education.
Ability to build and maintain effective and productive working relationships.
Possess a strong work ethic.
Have a positive outlook and an open mind.
Excellent communication skills.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Leadership skills and modelling.
Good report writing skills.
Fully computer literate.
Ability to multi-task.
Ability to use own judgement and discretion.
Ability to listen and relate to each student.
Ability to fully participate in the school’s extramural programme.
Demonstrate high levels of professionalism, competency and initiative.
Act with the highest integrity and uphold the Academy’s standards and values (Respect, Honour, Compassion, Service, Responsibility and Accountability) at all times.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a cover letter, CV with names of three contactable references, a copy of the highest qualification/s and a copy of identity. Interested candidates must register their profile at to submit their application. Further information about the Academy can be found on its website (

Regrettably, emailed, faxed, and hand-delivered applications will not be considered. Only applications submitted through the Pnet portal will be considered. Only suitably qualified applications will be considered. Should you not hear from us by 30 September 2023, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. The Academy reserves the right not to fill this position.

The Academy is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and is an equal opportunity employer

The Academy, in line with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), will attempt to ensure that the confidentiality of all applicants for this role is protected. 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, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.’

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