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Curro Aurora Matric 2022

You had a bear celebrity with a special bear identity, who helped you forget your worries and your strife. Matric is an important and often stressful year, but it’s also a time to make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Your school’s teddy shared in the experience! 


Let’s hear it from your head girl and boy 

Head girl: Munashe Dombodzvukou 

I remember a conversation with my friends about what is influential on a person’s character development, and there was a debate on multiple different factors, whether it was our families, our environment or our friends. Considering the amount of time in our lives we spend at school, I believe that my friends and my environment have been, by far, the most influential. The transition from simple conversations about which games to play at break in preschool to the more interesting stories that occur with coming of age have all happened on the Curro Aurora campus for me. 

I’ve spent so many years of my life with this matric group, some faces I recognise from Grade R and others joined later down the line when high school began. What I enjoyed most about my time here at the school is the fact that we could always come together and celebrate our school and its numerous achievements. I’m so glad that I’ve been able to be a witness to the blooming of other people’s characters here. I’ve seen so many closed-off souls become open and beautiful and I’ve made a family here at Curro Aurora, a home away from home, and for that, I’m forever grateful. 


Head boy: Joshua Daniels 

My journey with Curro Aurora actually began before it had Curro in the name. In 2010, the school I know so well today had green, red, black and white uniforms with completely different facilities and sports grounds. I remember the excitement I had when transitioning from Grade R into foundation phase (Grades 1 to 3) because that was the time when Curro had acquired the school. This had become very clear to me because of the new uniform and the infrastructural developments that started almost immediately. A new cafeteria was built, soccer fields and tennis courts were expanded and two of the biggest projects to improve the school were completed under the Curro name – the Galaxy Hall and the massive AstroTurf field for hockey.  

The support and guidance that I have been granted at Curro Aurora has truly been life-changing. I would not be the person I am today if not for the purposeful and constructive nurturing that this school has given me. I couldn’t be more appreciative of the relationships that I have created with my peers and teachers. The people I have met here are people who will stay in my life forever – their impact on me has been eternal and I hope their presence in my life is too. That is the true beauty I have found in the 13 years I have spent here at Curro Aurora. 


Here's to the Class of 2022 … 

Front: Munashe Dombozvokou (with Gary the Bear) 

Second row, from left: Buhle Boikanyo, Gugulethu Khumalo, Mpilwenhle Shangase, Matsibe Mahonko, Thuli Hlatshwayo, Amogelang Mahuma and Viyasha Lakhani 

Third row, from left: Mmasello Manong, Thandolwethu Kapie, Ifeoma Ugbobuaku, Lungile Nhlabathi, Nomfundo Gwala, Lethabo Legodi, Siliziwe Ben-Mazwi, Rae-Kyndra Ragoobeer and Kayla Bailey 

Fourth row, from left: Kayuri Naidoo, Sonali Bhugwandeen, Frema Ababio, Basha Mosioua, Kgalalelo Shole, Naledi Monyokolo, Sivania Reddy, Lungelo Nkgadima, Boipelo Motsei and Maud Ratau 

Fifth row, from left: Joshua Daniels, Kundani Phupheli, Reatile Khumalo, Achumile Koyana, Laura-Ashley Weatherburn, Khwezi Mthembu, Vonani Shibanda, Matthew Butler, Gray Kekana and Akabongwe Biyela 

Sixth row, from left: Jarred Govender, Lwethu Tshabalala, Kael Strydom, Shrreya Subban, Ciara Rudman, Tarishka Pillay, Chantal Tom and Tinaye Paradza 

Seventh row, from left: Tega Akpoduado, Buhle Kedama, Joshua Dike, Julian van Achterbergh, Oliver Bloom, Miché Nagar, Tiffany Mackay, Oarabile Marwane, Aqeel Sallie, Vuyo Mbhele, Sandralee Carolus and Kamilah Hank 

Last row, from left: Leda Nozic, William Mills, Matthew Morgan, Debora di Casoli, Norika Goldsmith, Kayla Naidoo, Furqaan Khan, Kayler Singh, Reeya Thangamuthu, Maimouna Gueye, Seanka Gounden and Thyuri Naidoo 


… and the teachers who got you through. 

Front, from left: Loutjie de Wet, Kelsey Gallon, Anja Schultze, Gauta Skosana and Cindy Duma 

Second row, from left: Donné Valkenberg, Ilse Strydom, Geneva Schmidt, Veda Ferreira, Keagan Ryan, Teixeira Murray, Judy Beeston, Lashantha Reddy and Nqobile Hadebe 

Third row, from left: Anando Neethling, Jannie Viljoen, Dion Kotzé (with Gary the Bear), Hayley Dawson, Wendy Longwitz, Nadia van Biljon, Keziah Christodolou and Janine Tobin 

Fourth row, from left: Michelle Dlamini, Helen Steyn, Mandy van Rooyen, Xolile Mtlotshwa and Monica Odendaal 

Last row, from left: Paseka Maswanganye and Ashley Kersh 


So, what did your teddy get up to? 


The big unveiling …  sound ON!


Ah, hi Gary! 


First impressions last the longest 


A big hug for Gary 

Even the guys love Gary 


That’s right, Gary dressed up in all sorts 


When a classmate was in hospital, Gary provided some much-needed love and care


Our teddy is famous – he even has his own Instagram page! 


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Navigate to other schools’ matric 2022 pages or have a look at this YouTube playlist to see how Curro’s other schools had fun with their teddy.

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