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Curro Heuwelkruin Matric 2023

You had a bear celebrity with a special bear identity, who helped you forget your worries and your strife. Matric is like a rollercoaster ride – often stressful, but with loads of chances to make lasting memories.

Your school's trusty teddy bear buddy was right there, sharing in the experience, and so were your executive head and class leaders … let’s hear from them!

Executive Head: Eben Lingenfelder

As you step into the future, embrace challenges, learn from your failures and cherish every success. Go in the direction of your dreams, the world is waiting for your unique talents. 


Head boy: Miguel Pereira

‘If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.’ – Martin Luther King Jr

Curro Hewelkruin is a place where one can build a family, with peers as your support system and teachers as your guidance you ultimately gain a home away from home. High school is, by definition, ‘a secondary school, where teenagers are educated before starting university or getting jobs’, however in reality it is so much more than that …

High school is a place that teaches us valuable life lessons, enables us to reach our full potential and allows us to gain friendships that will last a lifetime. High school is by no means an easy or smooth ride however do not let those bad marks and bad days get the best of you, do not let it define you. Rather use these things as a lesson to better yourself and develop who you are as an individual. The key to having an enjoyable high school experience does not only entail good marks but also maintaining a balance throughout your career. Try things you have never tried before. Pick up that rugby ball and you could be the next Siya Kolisi, hit that hockey ball and you could be the next Erin Hunter, dive into the water and you could be the next Chad le Clos, but if you never do these things, you will never know. This is a time in your life where you must take advantage of all the opportunities that come your way! Curro Heuwelkruin will always hold a special place in my heart, as it truly was my home away from home. This school was a safe place for me to develop my character and take advantage of the many opportunities that were handed to me.

Never let anything stop you from achieving your goals and always keep your eye on the prize. Push through those bad days and embrace the good ones, enjoy the ride and never take anything for granted.

Head girl: Xivu Maswanganyi

Through challenges and triumphs, I found strength in these words from Philippians 4:13: 'I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.' This scripture reminded me that with faith and determination, no obstacle is insurmountable. As head girl, I carried this verse in my heart, drawing inspiration from its timeless wisdom to lead, inspire, and overcome. Just as Christ's unwavering strength guided me, I aimed to be a guiding light for my fellow learners – showing that together, we could achieve greatness.


The Class of 2023

In alphabetical order according to surname:

Benziën, Joshua Conner; Bierman, Ni-Marie; Du Plooy, Theoné; Espach, Wian; Geyser, Chelsea; Kgaphola, Moagi Leonard; Koorzen, Jaso; Kutama, Makhadzi; Latib, Mishaal; Leputu, Lethab; Mahlako, Dithulan; Mahlangu, Lwazi; Malebana, Kagiso; Malete, Mpho; Maluleka, Paballo; Mamabolo, Collen; Mashabane, Khaya; Mashala, Seshego; Maswanganyi, Xivu; Matloha, Mahlatse Ali; Mautjana, Tsubi; Mkhize, Melusi; Mngomezulu, Lulama; Mohlala, Kegaogetswe; Mothupi, Mmakwena; Mphahlele, Boitumelo; Muller, Kayla; Ncube, Lebogang; Nwokocha, Zoe; Oosthuizen, Alwyn; O'Reilly, Anrich; Pereira, Miguel; Phooko, Atang; Pires, Michaela; Rakabe, Molatelo; Rankapole, Tshwanelo; Rantsane, Nthabiseng; Ratomba, Lesego; Ravhura, Rendani; Rentroia, Marco; Schnell, Isabella; Smith, CJ; Van der Linde, Charné 


The memories we made

Charné van der Linde enjoying ‘geesvangdag’ (spirit day) at school


Kagiso Malebana and Atang Phooko are athletics superheroes.


Getting their hands dirty for Agriculture practical

From left: Theoné du Plooy, Kagiso Malebana, Moagi Leonard Kgaphola, CJ Smith,­­­ Alwyn Oosthuizen, Wian Espach, Jason Koorzen and Anrich O'Reilly


Jacaranda FM challenge

From left: Lethabo Leputu, Miguel Pereira, Mrs Karen Lehman, CJ Smith and Xivu Maswanganyi


School leaders for 2023

Front, from left: Ni-Marie Bierman, Molatelo Rakabe (vice school captain),

Xivu Maswanganyi (school captain), Lethabo Leputu (deputy school captain) and Zoe Nwokocha.

Back, from left: Boitumelo Mphahlele, Lulama Mngomezulu, Lebogang Ncube, Kega Mohlala and Seshego Mashala.


School leaders for 2023

Front, from left: Rendani Ravhura, CJ Smith (vice school captain), Miguel Pereira (school captain), Kagiso Malebana (deputy school captain) and Tsubi Mautjana.

Back, from left: Jason Koorzen, Atang Phooko, Collen Mamabolo, Khaya Mashabane and Moagi Leonard Kgaphola


The fun we shared with our teddy

The #Currage Concert

Front: Lulama Mngomezulu

Back, from left: Kegaogetswe Mohlala, Lethabo Leputu, Xivu Maswanganyi, Boitumelo Mphahlele, Zoe Nwokocha and Lulama Mngomezulu


The #Currage Concert

From left: Kegaogetswe Mohlala, Lethabo Leputu, Xivu Maswanganyi and Boitumelo Mphahlele


We are all Curro Arts Superheroes, our teddy too!

From left: Dithulano Mahlako, Kegaogetswe Mohlala and Makhadzi Kutama


‘Geesvangdag’ (spirit day)

From left: Mpho Malete, Isabella Schnell, Ni-Marie Bierman, Xivu Maswanganyi and Charné van der Linde


Xivu Maswanganyi, Jason Koorzen and Teddy congratulate Mrs Karen Lehman for being voted ‘best matric teacher’!


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