Curro Rivonia Academics

Curro Rivonia

Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7 

In the intermediate 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. These concepts include communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, confidence, motivation and metacognition. 

This phase aims to prepare learners for the senior phase in the high school. We aim to embrace 21st century learning by incorporating the use of tablets into our classrooms from 2018. We currently raise children who are ‘digital natives’. By embracing this innovative technology into our schools, we will be speaking the language our learners understand. 


  • English home language 
  • A choice between Afrikaans and isiZulu first additional languages 
  • Mathematics 
  • Life Orientation 
  • Natural Sciences (Biology and Physical Sciences) 
  • Technology (Robotics) 
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History) 
  • Economic Management Sciences 
  • Arts and Culture 
  • Information Technology 
  • Music 

To align with 21st century skills Curro Rivonia 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 Rivonia 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.