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Curro Douglasdale is an independent school in Douglasdale, Johannesburg, that provides high-quality education for learners from 3 years to Grade 3 with higher grades phasing in annually. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum empower learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals and to reach their personal, educational and eventual workplace goals. Our dedicated teachers and well-rounded approach prepare learners for the eventual IEB examinations at the end of Grade 12.
What do we offer?
At Curro Douglasdale, we balance academic excellence with sports- and cultural well-being, thereby ensuring that learners develop into well-rounded individuals. Our nursery school offers a safe, nurturing environment where teachers and assistants engage children in weekly themed programmes. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum provide a strong basis in the foundation phase through specialised programmes (such as the Bazoo integrated literacy programme) and continues to build the skills and knowledge required to succeed later on in primary school.
Our enhanced curriculum provides learners with 21st-century skills, while our classrooms and facilities are fitted with state-of-the-art tools. Our dedicated teachers give learners personal attention in the classroom, which helps to ensure that they achieve to the best of their abilities. Our learners further benefit from specialised subjects such as Robotics, and having Afrikaans and isiZulu as additional language options in foundation phase.
Which activities do we offer?
We believe that participation in activities plays an important role in promoting health, team-awareness, discipline and self-confidence in addition to physical and social well-being. Therefore, we offer focused cultural activities aimed at helping learners discover their inherent talents and broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. Some activities provide valuable physical development and life skills, while others are purely recreational. These activities are generally included in the school fees.
How do we use technology in the classroom?
At Curro Douglasdale, we embrace 21st-century learning by using tablets in the classroom in intermediate phase once phased in. Rather than heavy textbooks, learners use software to view and study from an e-book, which also allows them to collaborate easily and securely with teachers and peers. Using innovative technology allows teachers to provide a wealth of information at the touch of a button and better prepares learners for the workplace of the future.
What else is nearby?
Curro Douglasdale is surrounded by areas such as Jukskei Park, Johannesburg North, Northriding, Olivedale, and Fourways. It is easily accessible from Leslie Avenue off the N1 and is conveniently close to many shopping centres, including the trendy Fourways Mall. It is also nearby Curro Aurora and Cooper College, both schools that are also part of the Curro group.