Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy: Teacher Training Internship Programme 2023

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The Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy is inviting South African unemployed youth to apply for the 2023 Intern-Teacher Training Programme.  

Closing date: 31 May 2023

St Stithians College is a proudly South African school, embracing diversity and offering a distinctive educational experience. Founded as a Methodist Church School, our Christian spirituality is central to our identity.

Our College consists of primary and secondary boys’ and girls’ schools, together with a co-educational junior primary school.

We are an independent, non-profit institution located on an expansive green campus in Sandton, Johannesburg.

In addition, St Stithians incorporates Kamoka Bush School near Modimolle, and the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy on our Campus. As a College, we are intent on Inspiring Excellence and Making a World of Difference

The Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy was established in 2005, a pioneering initiative of St Stithians College to provide educational growth opportunities for students and teachers based in public schools in greater Johannesburg.

The focus on Maths and Science provides the opportunity to make a significant contribution in the public education sector and in scarce skills development.

It is necessary to ensure a clear flow from the work buckets so that there is continuous improvement in the execution of the expected deliverables for the Academy, as identified in our goals and objectives. 

The Academy’s activities are hosted at and supported by St Stithians, and funding is provided predominantly through corporate CSI contributions and private donations.

This is a shining private-public partnership model and St Stithians is proud to call the Thandulwazi Academy one of its eight schools

 Intern-Teacher Training Programme

Are you interested in a job career as a teacher? If yes, the Thandulwazi Intern-Teacher Training Programme, an initiative of the Thandulwazi Trust and St Stithians College is offering prospective teachers an opportunity to study towards a 4-year Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) or a 2-year Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) through a long-distance learning with public tertiary institutions, while gaining workplace experience at St Stithians College.

This position will be available from January 2024. Benefits to the position include being mentored by an experienced educator and exposure to valuable professional training and workplace experience within an IEB school environment.

Preference will be given to aspiring teachers who are:

  • Passionate about studying part-time towards a 4-year Bachelor of Education (B. Ed) in Foundation and Intermediate Phase, Intermediate and Senior Phase, Senior and FET Phase and a 2-year PGCE.

  • Majoring in Mathematics, Physical and Life Sciences, Accounting, English and African Languages.

  • Either a grade 12 with Bachelor pass and have been admitted by a public tertiary institution, or already studying towards a teaching qualification with a public tertiary institution, or currently in Grade 12 and aspiring to study towards a teaching qualification, or have completed an undergraduate degree and aspiring to register for PGCE.
  • South African citizens.

In addition, you would qualify for one or more of the following benefits, depending on your financial needs  analysis:

  • Payment of tuition fees and a textbook allowance
  • Daily meal allowance.
  • Workshop/ conference allowance
  • A monthly stipend

St Stithians College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes appointments within the context of its transformation imperatives

The College reserves the right not to proceed with this post. Applications are invited from South African citizens.

An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applications automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration.

To apply please click on the following link before the closing date of 31 May 2023.

Applications received via email will not be considered. Applications must be done via the above link only.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.


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