Meet the team | Waterfall Schools

Meet the team

Jeanette van der Merwe, Principal

Jeanette has led Waterfall College since 2004, working with a team of experienced, committed teachers to transform the small cottage school into a thriving part of Waterfall Schools, with more than 200 students and a reputation for high academic standards in a relaxed, yet structured environment. She also teaches Physical Sciences.

“My vision is to extend the educational excellence and Christian foundation of Waterfall College to students beyond the campus. We aim to develop the unique potential of each student, promoting meaningful daily interaction between students and teachers, while preparing them to grasp the opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution.”

Ingrid Edwards, Deputy Principal

Ingrid has been a part of the Waterfall College team since 2018. She is Head of the Life and Natural Sciences department and has been responsible for facilitating the use of Chromebooks and Google educational apps in the school. She has worked with students and staff to develop the use of Technology for learning on campus. Ingrid brings many years of experience of teaching at a variety of private schools to the Waterfall Online management team. 

“My goal is to facilitate learning through technology with all the opportunities this provides for learners to become independent problem solvers, who can function to their full potential in a changing world of work and life.”

We are looking for dynamic teachers to join our team

Waterfall Online teachers are: 

  • qualified professionals 
  • excited about the benefits and opportunities of online teaching
  • committed to connecting with their students
  • good on-screen communicators
  • relationship-centred
  • tech-savvy
  • patient
  • problem solvers
  • willing to try new techniques to engage students
  • self-motivated and enthusiastic to work with a virtual team 

If this sounds like you, email your CV with a covering letter/video and two contactable references to hr@waterfallonlineschool.com. Short-listed candidates will be contacted by email.

If you have not been contacted within 21 days of submitting your application, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Waterfall Online reserves the right not to proceed with filling the post. An application in itself will not entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment, and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applicants automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration.