A warm welcome to the Curro Mossel Bay website!
Let this be our motto for 2013: Benjamin Franklin said, “Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” Over the holidays we renewed our spirits and minds. Let’s make this a year to remember.
The first term was a busy time for all. Our learners in Grades 10 and 11 are getting used to the expectations set for them by the IEB. The Primary school went on several outings and camps. Some of our staff showed their steel at events like the Vasbyt and the Argus. Grades R and RR moved down to the revamped campus to join the Mossel Bay Kids pre-primary phase. To crown it all, two of our rugby teams and a netball team are participating at the Southern Tournament in Langebaan at the beginning of the holidays!
In the second term We eagerly awticipate the televised Curro Sevens Tournament on May 11th. Watch this space for more info on ovents in the second term.
Curro Mossel Bay would like to extend our sincerest and most deepfelt condolences to the Strauss family for the loss of their dear father and husband, Waldemar Strauss.
We also look forward to a packed academic schedule. A good number of parents attended meetings on the January 21 and 28 about information on curriculum content and expectations set for Curro Mossel Bay learners.
All parents received an assessment schedule on these parent evenings that will guide them in terms of tasks for each subject and term. Please encourage your child to take the utmost care in the timeous completion of tasks. These tasks benefit them greatly in their subject knowledge and with their term marks.
We encourage our learners to review the day's work at home as part of their homework. There is thus no such thing as no homework! Also, please ensure that your child has a homework book. Check this book regularly to ensure that he/she has homework and wrote down dates for the completion of tasks. Teamwork between parents and teachers in this regard will benefit your child.
Reading and actuality programmes: We find that learners who do well at school are well read and informed. Please make it part of your daily routine to listen to the radio, watch well balanced programmes and news and to read with your child, irrespective of age. Discuss the topic afterwards to encourage critical thinking. A parent’s input in this regard is invaluable. The IEB will assess learners on 7 novels read (on top of their prescribed works) per language studied in Matric. Don’t wait until it is too late. A love of reading and general knowledge is fostered from an early age.
Diet and creating healthy minds: Poor academic performance is more often than not linked to a lack of concentration in class. Attention deficiency in turn is often linked to a poor diet and eating habits. A learner’s blood sugar levels will spike after drinking an energy drink or eating something with high sugars levels, but it will soon drop to a low level again. This affects his/her ability to concentrate in class and often causes irritability. Please make sure that your child eats healthily and often and drinks a lot of water during the day. A great effort is being made at school to help learners to make healthy choices but we need the support of parents. Let’s give them the best platform possible to cope with the challenges they face in the classroom.
Proud Curro learners: At Curro we take pride of our uniform and our appearance. Even when we are not at school, we conduct ourselves in such a way that will reflect that sense of worth.
True character is shown when no one is looking.
BLUE TEAM: 440
WHITE TEAM: 354
As of March 18th, 2013 Curro Mossel Bay became part of the Mossel Bay Business Chamber!