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Curro Academy Riverside
Curro Academy Riverside is an independent school in Riverside View, Fourways that provides high-quality education for learners from Grade R to Grade 11 with Grade 12 in 2021. Our school’s small class sizes and enhanced curriculum provide learners with skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals capable of reaching their personal, educational and eventual workplace goals. Our dedicated teachers and well-rounded approach prepare learners for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations at the end of Grade 12.
What do we offer?
At Curro Academy Riverside, we offer high-quality education at affordable school fees, along with a variety of subjects and activities. In the foundation phase we make use of specialised programmes such as Duplo Lego and the NumberSense programme and although learning takes place in English, isiZulu and Afrikaans are offered in the later phases. High school learners also have the option to take Tourism and Dramatic Arts as a subject, which can be supplemented by our value-added entrepreneurship programme.
With our small class sizes learners receive personal attention, which helps to ensure that they reach their full potential. Learners are also given career guidance and psychological support when required and we often have motivational speakers visit our school. We also offer other value-added programmes as part of the school fees to teach respect for all cultures, hard work, good manners, and so much more.
Which activities do we offer?
We believe that participation in school sports and cultural activities plays an important role in promoting health, team-awareness, discipline and self-confidence. Many of our activities are designed to help learners discover new talents, or to broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. These activities are generally included in the school fees.
Activities such as Robotics and STEAM(D) club, and music further equip high school learners with 21st-century skills and prepare them for the workplace of the future.
Our learners also benefit from specialised activities such as Curro Tennis.
How do we make learning fun in the classrooms?
Children learn best in a fun, supportive environment where they form an active part of the learning process and where learning is fun and interesting. This environment is built by several factors, including the classroom’s appearance, the teacher’s enthusiasm, and the teaching method (how the work is presented).
At Curro Academy Riverside our dedicated teachers explain or present the work with enthusiasm and passion. However, the most engaging principle is project-based learning, which guides learners to learn the material through their own research and discovery.
What else is nearby?
Curro Academy Riverside is located in the Riverside residential estate, and is surrounded by gated communities and estates in areas such as Dainfern, Lonehill, and Cedar – many of our school’s families already reside in these areas. Our school is also near shopping centres such as Fourways Mall and Dainfern Square and is easily accessible via William Nicol Drive. We also offer a school transport service to/from Fourways and Diepsloot.