In this phase the emphasis is still on establishing basic foundations, but learners are led into more abstract thought and independent work. Application of skills and concepts is also a focus area in this phase. We aim to equip our learners with the skills they require to cope with any situation, be it academic or personal. The teachers go to great lengths to ensure that the learners get the best quality education, they are approachable, flexible and always place the needs of the children first.
We facilitate the development of the whole child, we see the training of the intellect as critical and endeavour to provide an environment that is balanced and stimulating where young people can develop their individual gifts to their full potential by providing opportunities for learners to make choices, become independent, and develop auditory, visual, perceptual, thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills.
To align with 21st century skills Curro Midrand focuses on core subjects, namely Mathematics, Languages, Science and Technology.
The Mathematics curriculum has been rewritten to allow for a learner-centric, problem-solving approach.
Curro Midrand uses an individualised approach of matching learners to book levels as well as using guided reading and writing when teaching languages. Added to this is the implementation of reciprocal teaching of reading to enhance each learner’s deeper reading comprehension.
Science and Technology
In Robotics learners build and program Lego robots for 25% of the tuition time. The Science curriculum has been adapted to include 21st century content and learning.