Applications are invited for day house and boarding Housemaster positions which will be effective from 1st January 2022.


PBHS is the largest boys high school in South Africa. When, in the 1990s, the school was expanded substantially beyond 1000 pupils, the number of day houses was increased (to seven) to allow the school to be divided into a number of manageable units, each of which is, in effect, a self-contained sub-division. The houses can therefore be seen as schools in miniature, each with their own hierarchy and staff who are allocated to specific roles. It is important to emphasise that this vertical division of the school means that housemasters have a central role to play in the administration and pastoral care of pupils. The success of Boys High as an educational institution is thus, to a very large extent, dependant on the effectiveness of the house system and that in turn is a product of the leadership provided by the housemasters. The role of Housemaster at PBHS is considered to be a promotion position that encourages personal and professional development of potential leaders.

Job description

Day Housemasters are responsible for the seven day houses within the school, with approximately 175 boys within each house. They manage a staff team that comprises five tutors, a pastoral care tutor, a reserve tutor and a language advisor. Eight house prefects are also responsible to the Housemaster. The Housemasters are responsible for the pastoral care of boys in their house; the management of house participation in the inter-house events (sporting and cultural) and the issuing of academic performance reports (in which they have commented) to parents at various junctures in the year.

Boarder Senior Housemasters are responsible for approximately 115 boys in each of the three boarding houses. Their responsibilities are the same as day house housemasters, but within the context of the boarding establishment. This involves a variety of other management roles relating to the daily and weekly routines of a boarding house. The staffing complement is similar to a day house, but with the assistant boarder housemasters being resident in the houses.

A successful candidate would be expected to teach a 4/5 load and play an active role in the extra mural programme in addition to the duties described above.


Minimum requirements for applicants

Applicants must have a minimum of five years teaching experience at the time of applying. They must be SACE registered.

Additional attributes

The following would be an advantage:

  • In the case of applicants for boarding housemaster positions, previous experience in a boarding house
  • Previous responsibility managing a facet of a school’s activities (academic or extra-mural)
  • Proficient language ability
  • Teaching experience in an all-boys school

Eligibility of exiting housemasters

Housemasters currently in office are eligible to re-apply for their positions, subject to the understanding that they will be part of the same shortlisting and selection process as all other applicants.

Applications for both types of positions

Applicants who believe that they could be effective in either role, may apply for both types of position.

Remuneration package

Day Housemasters

  • An SGB allowance based on their existing salary
  • Housing on the estate or a living-out allowance

Boarding Senior Housemasters

  • A GDE allowance (of 12.5 % of salary)
  • Housing
  • A meal allowance when on duty


Applicants for these positions must send a CV of no more than four pages and a covering letter indicating your preference for the type of housemaster position. Applications must be sent by e-mail to Mrs Connie van der Walt at no later than Wednesday 17th March 2021. Applicants who are shortlisted for interviews will be informed within two weeks of this date.



PBHS will be advertising the position of Head of Department Physical Science in the next Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) Vacancy List. The appointment date is 1 July 2021.

This is a GDE post. The Vacancy List is expected to be published during the first quarter of this year.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Candidates must have a specialist degree with a PGCE. Appropriate teaching qualification is essential.
  • A major in Physics and Chemistry is preferable.
  • Valid registration with SACE is required.
  • Candidates must be able to teach in English.
  • A minimum of five years teaching experience in Physical Science at Grade 12 level.
  • Experience as a Head of Department in Physical Sciences is highly recommended.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Head up the Physical Sciences Department and lead with passion and imagination.
  • Teaching, assessment, planning and preparation at Grade 8 – 12 level.
  • Tutor (register teacher) responsibilities.
  • Participate fully in the extensive cultural and sporting extra-curricular programme of the school.
  • To fulfil all other reasonable duties required of a teacher.


Interested respondents should send a cover letter, short CV (maximum of four pages) and a list of at least two current referees to the HR Administrator, Mrs. Connie van der Walt. Email:

Please note: Applications for the position will need to be made through the GDE Vacancy List when the post is advertised.

Pretoria Boys High School reserves the right not to make an appointment if there are no suitable candidates or if operational needs change.


(School Governing Body post: full-time permanent position with effect from 1 April 2021)

Minimum Requirements:

Qualifications and Education Requirements:                   Grade 12.

Experience Requirements:                                             5 + years of related experience.

Valid Driving Licence:                                                    Code 8 and upwards.


Role and Responsibilities

The candidate must be an experienced plumber.

Applications close on: Friday 12 March 2021.

Please send a brief CV of no more than four pages together with three references and a motivation letter to the HR Department, Mrs. Connie van der Walt, at:

Please note that should you not have received any feedback during the two weeks after application closure, you can consider your application unsuccessful. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please also note that the School reserves the right not to make an appointment if there are no suitable candidates.