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Senior phase

Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9 (Grade 8 in 2018) 

Our ethos is governed by Christian values, where learners are encouraged to explore and express their individuality within acceptable boundaries, and ultimately take responsibility for their actions. 

We guide them to follow their hearts and minds to develop into the best people they can be. 

Our dynamic curriculum covers problem-solving, critical thinking and the development of skills and values. Both individual and group work are evaluated. 

Curro Rivonia produces a community of teenagers who know how to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives. 

Learners are prepared for the matriculation examinations set by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). 


In this phase the CAPS curriculum is implemented, with Mathematics allowing for a more focused and problem-solving approach. The same literacy principles as in previous phases are included in the home language teaching, with a bigger emphasis on language. In the Science and Technology curriculum we focus not only on 21st century technology, but also on nanotechnology and a study of the Da Vinci inventions. This is all done with CAPS and the IEB in mind. 


  • English home language 
  • Afrikaans and isiZulu first additional languages 
  • Mathematics 
  • Life Orientation 
  • Natural Sciences (Biology and Physical Sciences) 
  • Technology 
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History) 
  • Economic Management 
  • Sciences 
  • Arts and Culture 
  • Information Technology 
  • Music