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Senior and FET phase

High School phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9  

Our ethos is governed by Christian values, where learners are encouraged to explore and express their individuality within acceptable boundaries, and ultimately take responsibility for their actions. 

We guide them to follow their hearts and minds to develop into the best people they can be. 

Our dynamic curriculum covers problem-solving, creative thinking and the development of skills and values. Both  individual and group work are evaluated. 

Curro Nelspruit produces a community of teenagers who know how to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives. 

Learners are prepared for the matriculation examinations set by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) which can be written in either English or Afrikaans in Grade 12. 

Curriculum 

In this phase the CAPS curriculum is implemented, with Mathematics allowing for a more focused and problem-solving approach. The same literacy principles as in previous phases are included in the home language teaching, with a bigger emphasis on language. In the Science and Technology curriculum we focus not only on 21st century technology, but also on nanotechnology and a study of the Da Vinci inventions. This is all done with CAPS and the IEB in mind. 

Subjects 

  • Advanced programme: Mathematics
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Chemistry 
  • Consumer Studies
  • Creative Arts
  • Drama 
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Engineering Graphics and Design 
  • English or Afrikaans first additional language 
  • English or Afrikaans home language 
  • Geography 
  • History 
  • Human and Social Sciences
  • Life Orientation 
  • Mathematical Skills  
  • Mathematics
  • Music 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • siSwati first additional language
  • Technology 
  • Visual Arts 

FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12  

In the FET phase, learners make their subject choices. Curro offers learners a wide selection of subjects, enabling them to pursue these further for their chosen careers. Learners are thoroughly informed, enabling them to make wise choices, and are encouraged to include Mathematics and Science. In the FET phase emphasis is placed on thorough preparation for the IEB matric examination.  

Curriculum 

We are very aware that, at the end of their school careers, learners need to excel in their matric examination to ensure access to tertiary education institutions and selection for their areas of study. Although we take Grade 10 to Grade 12 very seriously, we realise that a purely examination-driven approach is not the answer. Curro has developed an additional inter-Curro subject-head system to ensure that we have quality assurance across schools. This system extends well beyond examinations and question banks, enabling educators to share resources, teaching ideas and material that can be used on tablets to enhance learning and the development of 21st century skills. 

Subjects 

  • Accounting 
  • Advanced programme: English 
  • Advanced programme: Mathematics
  • Agricultural Sciences 
  • Business Studies 
  • Computer Applications Technology 
  • Consumer Studies 
  • Engineering Graphics and Design 
  • English or Afrikaans first additional language 
  • English or Afrikaans home language 
  • Geography
  • Life Orientation 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Mathematical Literacy 
  • Mathematics  
  • Music 
  • Physical Sciences 
  • siSwati first additional language
  • Tourism 
  • Visual Arts 

21st century learning 

Teaching and learning now also include the use of tablets in the classroom. Curro Nelspruit is embracing 21st century learning. We use e-versions of existing ink-and-paper textbooks on tablets for the learners in our schools. Our educators supplement these with video clips, photos, audio files, extra notes, learners' work and homework by using our Wi-Fi intranet system at school. 

Tablets can ensure that: 

  • Our classes are places where lively discussions happen 
  • Content stays current through regular updates 
  • Learning involves solving problems and encourages thinking 
  • Learners share their thinking and opinions in groups 
  • Educators cater for diversity as learners work at their own pace and have support to excel or catch up 
  • Alternative assessment strategies are implemented 

Support 

For further information or support, please contactElsabe Matthee. 

Important information 

  • 2017 new device implementation 
  • MiEbooks manual 2016 
  • Internet use policy 
  • Social media policy