Academics

FOUNDATION PHASE: GRADE R TO GRADE 3

Curro independent schools are mainstream schools and an enhanced South African National Curriculum is taught. Learners are prepared to write the Independent Examinations Board exam at the end of Grade 12.

CURRO WESTBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL
Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3


In the foundation phase, focus is placed on the acquisition of skills, concepts and knowledge that are essential for further excellent learning. Curro offers a dynamic invitational atmosphere where learners enjoy school and develop a love for learning. We acknowledge the potential of each learner to achieve their optimum ability, and therefore less emphasis is placed on competitiveness and more on individual achievements. 

The main learning areas are

  • Home language (English)
  • First additional language (Afrikaans or other)
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills

Maths is taught with a learner-centred, problem-solving approach. We believe that this approach, combined with the cognitive development that happens with Robotics teaching, gives young minds an advantage in terms of brain development.

We also believe that reading with comprehension is the key to successful learning. Grade 3 learners are tested with well-researched literacy and numeracy tests to monitor the effectiveness of teaching and learning in classrooms.