Game Lodge School Teacher - Kruger National Park
The school is currently geared for children aged 1 to 8 years, of which we have 8 children.
Its purpose is to create a safe and fun space for children to develop their full cognitive, emotional, social and physical potential.
We are on the lookout for an educator who is adventurous, naturally fond of young children, hardworking and
passionate about children’s development. We currently follow a combination of the Love to Learn® Home Education Curriculum,
and the CAPS curriculum, supported by Kiddies Academy®.
Skills & Experience
Experience in teaching at well-recognized pre- or primary schools (minimum of 4 year’s work experience of which 1 – 2 years can be as a trainee);
Exceptional English speaking and writing abilities;
Respect and natural fondness for children;
Excellent communication skills;
Extreme patience, good listening skills, but assertive when the situation requires it
The capacity to learn quickly;
Excellent organisational skills;
The ability to inspire and enthuse young children;
Energetic, resourceful, responsible, and caring by nature;
An understanding of the needs and feelings of children;
Ability to work independently, as well as in a team;
Have the necessary qualifications (Bachelor of Education / PGCE / Honours.
Another appropriate teaching qualification, with an accredited distance learning ECD institution, NQF4+
A Higher Education Diploma or a B Ed Degree would be beneficial
Good computer literacy
Code 8 Driver’s Licence
A good sense of humour
Work style and approach:
Curious and passionate about our industry,
A collaborative working style
Has a flexible approach
Has a sophisticated approach to communicating via the various channels
A quick learner
In broad terms the Private Game Lodge Teacher is responsible for the following key result areas:
Implementing appropriate lessons and work schemes, using Early Years Foundation Stage and CAPS as a framework (guidance and materials will be provided by Kiddies Academy);
Be willing to take guidance and instruction from Kiddies Academy and assist with all the necessary classroom requirements, including administrative tasks
Ages 5+: teaching children organised lessons, appropriate for their Grade in a fun, organised and constructive manner;
Ages 2 – 4: planning and supervising developmental and educational activities;
Providing a safe and stimulating environment that facilitates learning and growth;
Liaising and communicating with Kiddies Academy and parents;
Attending training and workshops as arranged by Kiddies Academy;
Monitoring and recording progress;
Planning and implementing (with the support of the Lodge) extracurricular activities such as sport, game drives, and outings;
Be willing to grow with the children’s teaching needs up to Grade 7 (ages 13). Children are currently aged between 2 and 8 years.
Be able to keep an orderly and organized learning environment, both outdoors and indoors
Have good social and observational skills and be a team player
Exercise integrity and discretion
Salary Market related - highly negotiable - including accommodation & company benefits.