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Highbury School has been running a most successful Internship Programme since the year 2000.

Our vision for this internship is as follows:

“Through a healthy balance of classroom observation, teaching opportunities, extra-curricular involvement and in conjunction with approved educational institutions, in order to ensure academic success, the Student Teacher Interns should be holistically prepared to begin a rewarding teaching career on qualification.”

 What is the internship programme all about?
 It is a yearlong professional educational experience
 The intern is accepted fully into the life of the classroom and the school 
 The intern is allocated to a host teacher with side-by-side teaching encouraged 
 The intern meets regularly with the school intern mentor
 The intern is expected to be in the classroom for a minimum of 10 hours per week
 Extra- mural involvement is encouraged – for between 2 and 4 hours per week 
 Academic success is a priority with free internet access study time provided.
 A basic remuneration package is given

Applying for this internship

The intern registers at an educational institution, such as UNISA or Varsity College in Westville to do a degree in education or a degree followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) 

The intern applies at a school that is part of this programme by sending in a CV to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Click here for application form 

Some comments from our past interns:

Chanelle Beets:
“I have been part of the internship programme throughout my four years of study. It has provided me with a wonderful hands-on experience. Had I not been an intern, I would not have felt as prepared and confident to effectively teach a class of my own.”

Nicola Commons:
“My two year internship at Highbury has not only given me amazing practical experience but it has enabled me with the skills and ability to walk into a classroom with confidence. The skills I have acquired will hold me in good stead and ensure that I have a fulfilling teaching career.”

Julie Pollock: 
“As an intern at Highbury, it was the most amazing two years of my teaching studies. It made me not only realise what a rewarding job that we as educators have, but Highbury gave me the knowledge and skills to teach with love, passion and understanding. Thank you, Highbury, for giving me the opportunity to enrich the young minds of children! I am truly blessed to have been here for two years and am even more blessed to be back again.”
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