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Curro Vanderbijlpark is an independent school in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng that provides high-quality education for learners from Grade R to Grade 10 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 IEB examinations at the end of Grade 12.
What do we offer?
At Curro Vanderbijlpark we balance academic excellence with sports and cultural well-being, thereby ensuring that learners develop into well-rounded individuals. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum provide learners with an inherent dedication to hard work and excellence as well as 21st-century skills to prepare them for the workplace of the future. To that end, our classrooms and facilities are fitted with state-of-the-art tools and learners use tablets in the classrooms rather than textbooks from the intermediate phase onwards.
Although teaching takes place in English, we offer Afrikaans or Sesotho as optional additional languages.
How do we apply 21st-century learning?
At Curro Vanderbijlpark we incorporate technology in our teaching methods by using tablets in the classroom. Rather than heavy textbooks, learners in the high school use software to view and study from an e-book. 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.
Children learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process. Therefore, our classroom setups and teaching methods encourage learners to interact with the learned material by making discoveries for themselves or testing information they had just read. By experiencing the work rather than simply memorising it, learners gain a greater understanding of the concepts and are able to apply their minds in an exam as well as in practice.
Furthermore, many of our specialised subjects develop 21st-century skills that will greatly benefit learners in their future workplace. These subjects include Robotics, Technology and Information Technology.
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 a wide variety of sports and cultural activities, including Curro Create programmes, aimed at helping learners discover their inherent talents and broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. These activities are generally included in the school fees.
What else is nearby?
Curro Vanderbijlpark is just opposite the North-West University Vaal Triangle Campus for easy tertiary enrolment after high school. Our school is easily accessible from Hendrik van Eck Boulevard and the beautiful Vaal River and Vaal Dam are in close proximity. We are conveniently close to many shopping centres and attractions, such as the South East Boulevard Shopping Centre, the Vaal Mall, Emerald Resort and Casino and Emfuleni Golf Estate.