The intermediate phase (gr 4-7) of Curro Mossel Bay is a dynamic, vibrant group of learners and teachers who are keen to enjoy the educational offering at Curro Mossel Bay. “We strongly believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop into a well-rounded individual,” says Mr Caesar Febbraio, the intermediate phase head.
Opportunities abound! Learners take active part in various sports, such as rugby, hockey, netball, cricket, tennis, athletics and chess. Learners are encouraged to participate in at least one sport during the winter and one summer sport. “It is not always about winning, but about using the opportunity to develop your body and experience the joy of working together as a team,” says Mr Karg, one of the intermediate phase teachers and sports coaches.
“The joy of performing on stage is something that we would like every learner to experience,” says Ms Engelbrecht, one of our drama teachers. The intermediate phase has recently put “Matilda – a Musical” on stage. It was a huge success and a memorable experience for every learner – not only for the actors, dancers and singers, but also for the backstage crew who worked very hard to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
Curro Mossel Bay is also very well-represented during each year’s Mossel Bay Eisteddfod. “Our school had the privilege of hosting the dance, drama and music sections of the Eisteddfod this year,” says Ms Hugo, also one of our drama teachers. Curro Mossel Bay is very well-known for its marimba band. Every child gets to be part of a “marimba band”, which perform regularly at cultural events in our community. “Our Senior Marimba Band is well-known in the Southern Cape. We have been invited to perform at various events, such as weddings,” says Ms Le Roux, the marimba teacher.
Dr Spies, our Natural Science and Technology teacher, makes sure that every learner in our phase experiences the thrill of building and programming their own robot. “Robotics is a very important part of our curriculum. We have our own Robotics Room where our young scientists can develop their thinking and creativity skills in a pressure-free environment,” says Dr Spies.
“Our school is a place where learners feel safe and loved,” says Mr Febbraio – what an ideal place to lay the foundation for child’s dreams!
All learners in the Intermediate phase study the following subjects: