Principal – Underberg Primary School

Principal - Underberg Primary School

  • Post Date:Aug 12, 2019
  • Apply Before: Sep 13, 2019
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Job Description

Underberg Primary School (UPS), located in the lovely village of Underberg in the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg mountains, is a co-educational primary school offering small classes from Grade RRRR to Grade 7.
Our unique situation allows us to incorporate hands-on environmental learning into the education programme, broadening the horizons of each child in our care. Following the retirement of Mr Mike Corlett, we are searching for a suitably qualified and competent Principal to take up appointment early in 2020.

Our statistics are as follows:

  • 185 learners – boys and girls, taught and cared for by 21 educators and 15 non-educator staff;
  • an active and supportive Governing Body as well as an involved, enthusiastic parent body;
  • active support provided by and given to our local agricultural and tourism-based community;
  • an academically focused school that delivers far beyond the required national curriculum.

Preference will be given to candidates who have extensive management and leadership experience in a school of similar size to UPS, as well as experience in a co-educational context. The next Principal of UPS will be responsible for taking the school to an even higher level of excellence, with focus on the extra and co-curricular offerings that support the current excellent academic standard. Strong interpersonal communication skills are of utmost importance, particularly when dealing with parents, educators and the supporting community. Attention to operational details is key to making this appointment a success.

The leadership, management and development of the educator staff (both State and SGB) will also be an essential component of the ongoing success of the school, as well as the non-academic aspect of learners’ education. Given the unique location and demographic situation, this challenging position would be best suited to a resourceful, innovative individual who is prepared to commit to the school for several years’ service. A three-bedroom house on the school premises is available if needed for the successful candidate.

The School Governing Body wishes to invite suitably qualified and experienced candidates to express their interest in the position of Principal of Underberg Primary School via email to the Chairman of the Governing Body, Mr Nathan Barrow, at
This communication seeks only EXPRESSION OF INTEREST. The formal advertisement for the post will appear in the KZN Department of Education Promotional Gazette later this year (currently estimated to be September 2019).