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Intermediate phase culture

Cultural activities offered:

  • Drama  
  • Public speaking 
  • Art club 
  • Computer club 
  • Choir 
  • Performing arts academy 
  • Dance 
  • Debating 
  • The marimba band

Intermediate phase: Grades 4 to 7

“The only thing we have is one another. The only competitive advantage we have is the culture and values of the company. All we have is the relationship around the values of the company and what we bring to the customer every day. And we all have to own it.”

- Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks

The Live Science website describes culture as the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.

Any school is a micro-cosmos that reflects the world outside the safe borders of the school premises and through participation in cultural activities we foster individuals who can speak eloquently, argue a point with logical sense, if not for themselves, to help someone else and display a character developed through practice, role-modelling, failure and determination to succeed.

Look at all the civilizations that have achieved in numerous spheres: economic, socio-political, religious, humanitarian, sport, corporate, agriculture and technology and you will a common thread – they have a healthy and rich cultural heritage. Culture is the one aspect of the human experience that leads us to enlightenment through service to others.

At Curro Aurora this service can be seen in peer-coaching in debating, student-scripted work for productions and pupil-produced one act plays, but also in the work produced by all practical subjects like Design, Consumer Studies, Information Technology and Computer Applications Technology, where our students learn to produce work that communicates not only our African, but our global cultural achievements.

Currorians are well-versed in many fields and nowhere more noticeable than in Public Speaking. Not only as a cultural activity, but as a real life skill like our Grassroots team who won the Inter-Curro Entrepreneurship Competition with exposure on SABC2’s “Teens on the Move”, “Tomz”, telephonic interview with YFM, a newspaper article in the Times Newspaper and a meeting with Vincent Bartes, a prominent figure in business entrepreneurship which has led to possible investment opportunities for their product on the cards in the near future. These milestones were achieved through hard work and excellent communication skills developed in our classrooms.

We will always strive to equip our students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will benefit them the most in their adult life, but moreover we hope that they become the best version of themselves through the pursuit of the various cultural activities offered at Curro Aurora.

Jannie Viljoen