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Teaching Assistant - Grade 00

Nova Pioneer is looking for superstar  Teacher Assistant for Grade 00 based on our Midrand Campus. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic aspiring teacher to empower students using an enquiry-based learning approach and to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.


About Nova Pioneer

Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask “why” instead of telling them the “what”. It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 6 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit


About the Role

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant for grades 00. We are searching for a kind and caring Teaching Assistant to support the learning of our Grade 00 students. This is an ideal opportunity for an aspiring teacher in their first or second year of a BEd qualification to get exposure to an innovative, enquiry-based learning approach and to gain valuable classroom experience. . See below to learn more about the teaching model at Nova Pioneer.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Assisting in creating a safe and happy learning environment where children can develop their full potential
  • Actively participating in collaborative planning sessions with fellow teachers
  • Assisting with the general preparation and organization of supplies and teaching materials
  • Daily supervision of students
  • Supporting individual students with reading
  • Break duties
  • Covering of books
  • General administrative work
  • Coordinating students as they move between classes - sport/extra murals etc.
  • Meeting with the Dean of Instruction to discuss performance and growth strategies.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude toward the school
  • Working together as a team, being respectful of each person’s contributions and style.  

About You

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • You have a teaching or child caring certification, or are working towards a qualification in this area (currently) 
  • You have experience working with children
  • You love working with children and are passionate about helping them learn and explore the world around them
  • You are kind, loving and caring and always put the needs of children first
  • You have good communication and interpersonal skill
  • You are flexible and collaborative and love working in team
  • Willing and enthusiastic to learn new teaching and learning approaches and method


How to Apply:

Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!

To apply, please complete the form on the right hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.

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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is identified. Only qualified candidates will be invited for interviews.



Working at Nova Pioneer

Nova Pioneer is a place where our people experience tremendous growth, fast! We invest heavily in the growth of our people because it leads to greater mastery in both us and our students. “Novaneers” work harder and work longer hours than most schools but as a result, the growth they experience is extraordinary. We offer consistent and ongoing personal development and provide clear career pathways that ensure that our people are always achieving their personal and professional best. Nova Pioneer has a highly energetic, entrepreneurial environment where our people get to bring their creative and innovative ideas to life. We look for people who are flexible and who are able to adapt and respond quickly to adversity with a positive, can-do attitude (there are no problems, only solutions!). We welcome challenges and roll with the punches because it makes us, and our students, better. There is no problem too big for us! We work hard but we also have a lot of fun together. We bring infectious energy and enthusiasm to everything we do because joy fuels the hardest work and learning. Read more about our culture principles here.


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