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Curro Vanderbijlpark 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 boy: Somila Chabula

Life is not an easy journey. You will face ups and downs and you will face many defeats – but one thing to remember is to never let yourself be defeated, for a rainbow always appears after the storm.


Head girl: Asimtuse Cele

I always thought that I knew who I was and whom I wanted to become. After this year, I’ve come to understand that who I am is more than what I had previously believed. Through our ups and downs we learn and grow, outgrow the person we used to be, outgrow our friends and even our surroundings. Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything – maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you so that you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.

I’m deeply honoured to have been your first-ever head girl and I really enjoyed the experience! We created memories, made new friends and adopted new traditions that will live long. I’m extremely grateful to have had the support from my Curro family, parents and friends. I hope I’ve put a smile on your faces as you did with mine.


Here's to the Class of 2022 …


Grade 12 E1 

Front, from left: Akhaylin Naidoo and Oreabetse Morabe

Second row, from left: Sihle Mbele, Katleho Matsaneng, Phuthi Mputhi, Blessing Hofisi and Somila Chabula

Third row, from left: Khanyi Skepu, Mandisa Phahlane, Mbali Goba, Lwandile Nqubane, Maleshoane Nthle, Chloe Robinson, Mmachemo Marumo, Kaylee van Dyk, Famke van Wyk, Ibukun Osifo, Jade Robinson and Liezel Kappmeier

Last row (far back), from left: Shaheed Achmat and Morena Phahlane


Grade 12 E2 

Front: Chloë Makaloni

Middle, from left: Carmen Beckley, Storm Welman, Devan-Lee Love, Toni Botes, Tyron Correira, Remoabetswe Phage, Tshiamo Mafojane Asimutuse Cele, Mphoentle Jobela and Jason Denny

Back, from left: Owami Nhlapo, Khalalelo Mokheseng, Tapelo Malumeja, Reabetswe Mongale, Bongani Nyirenda, Joseph Lunda, Blessing Batubenga and Ofenste Maloka


… and the teachers who got you through.

Front, from left: Lorika Jansen, Nono Tshalana, Zandrie Slater (holding Pablo), Ilze Neuhoff (FET Phase Head), Kavitha Reddy, Constance Mabote and Boikanyo Mashigo

Middle, from left: Quintin Kooyman, Mignon Campbell, Stanley Hlatswayo, Werner Smith, David Braz, Adri van der Merwe, Heloise Lodewyk and Heleen Dixon (Senior Phase Head)

Back, from left: Nicol Kriel (Head of High School), Marike van Wyk, Anna Botes, Gerbie Brits, Jana Goss and Lizeth de Bruin


So, what did your teddy get up to?


Pablo takes safety very seriously


Pablo loves relaxing with some snacks


Introducing South Africa's number one supporter, Pablo the teddy!


Always supporting our teams – that’s Pablo!


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


Stay in touch

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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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Link to the main Matric 2022 page