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CURRO HOLDINGS: Celebrating special memories with the matric class of 2017
22 January 2018
GAUTENG: Meridian Cosmo City awarded the top performing school - DBE 2017!
15 January 2018

This past Saturday was the Curro Matric Gala awards ceremony, Meridian Cosmo City was awarded the Top perfoming Curro School - DBE 2017!!!

This award is a great achievement and we would once again like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate the class of 2017, The Educators, The Parents as well as the support from our community. 
100% Excellence we do not compromise.

Enrol now for 2018. Limited spaces available.

GAUTENG: Diepsloot Times - Curro Academy Riverside open their doors to the Diepsloot community.
18 January 2018
VACANCIES: Join our vibrant team!
17 July 2017

VACANCIES: Join our vibrant team! 

REGIONAL: Curro learners among those honoured at the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) annual awards.
01 January 0001

South Africa’s greatest minds were honoured this past weekend for their performance in the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO) for high school learners.

The South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) annual awards function took place on the 23rdof September at the Krystal Beach Hotel, Gordon's Bay.Timothy Schlesinger (Rondebosch Boys’ High) was awarded the prize for top senior (grades 10 to 12) learner and Andi Qu (St. Johns College) for top junior (grades 8-9) learner of the SAMO.  Western Cape once again dominated the evening with 10 national winners, namely Danielle Kleyn (Hoërskool Parel Vallei), Emmanuel Rassou (Panorama Primary School), Jean Weight (Curro Hermanus), Joey Forman (Herzlia High School), Ralph McDougall (Curro Durbanville), Razeen Parker (Rondebosch Boys’ High), Timothy Schlesinger (Rondebosch Boys’ High), Emil Tredoux (Parklands College), Emil van der Walt (Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck) and Adri Wessels (Curro Durbanville).

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NORTH WEST PROVINCE: Two Curro Klerksdorp learners receive North West Junior colours for tennis.
10 October 2017

Well done to Xavier and Milah Botha! We are very proud of you.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Hermanus learners excel at the Regional Science Expo.
08 September 2017

Well done to our Curro Hermanus learners!

Fransie Streicher: Gold medal, Best senior research project in Chemistry and Biochemistry & Overall best research project, best over 260 students.
Fransie is also part of the National Expo Group (ISF) that will compete in Johannesburg during the September holidays.

Lily Butchard - Gold medal, Best senior  research project in Physics, Astronomy and Space Science

Christoff Jordaan - Gold medal, Best senior research project in Computer Science and Information Technology

Kaci van Romburgh & Chloe Land - Silver medal

Gabriel Stratford - Silver medal, Best senior research project in Chemical, Metallurgical, Civil or Mining Engineering

Kate Hodson - Bronze medal

Matthew Castle – Bronze

Luka Jasprica - Bronze medal
Anke Bielfeld - Bronze medal

NORTH WEST PROVINCE: Curro Klerksdorp learners impress at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.
07 September 2017

Curro Klerksdorp

Congratulations to Aqil Variava and Lerato Metsing for achieving medals at the regional Eskom Expo for Young Scientists held at the Madiba Hall in Potch on the 1st September 2017. Aqil's project on 'The Algorithm of Life' was awarded bronze while Lerato received gold for her prototype 'Woof feeder'. Well done to both of our young scientists! 

CURRO HOLDINGS: Cross-continental drone-building challenge.
23 August 2017

School children from Curro schools in the Western Cape recently took part in a cross-continental drone-building challenge, sponsored by Samsung, which looked at how education will change in the future.

Curro is a private education group that is listed on the JSE and has several schools across the country.

The challenge was led by Curro alumni Richard Quantrill, who now works as an English second language educator in South Korea. He and his team won a tender from Samsung for a study to forecast what education might look like in the future

Samsung runs educational programmes in South Korea and also sells curricula to after-school academies (called hagwons).

Hagwons are popular in East Asia, and a lot of South Korean children attend them after their regular school. The academies specialise in difference subjects, including music, dance, maths, English, Lego robotics and soccer.

"Samsung, already having a softwareeducation curriculum in Korea, wanted to expand it to forecast what education might look like in the year 2030," Quantrill says.

"This meant the team was tasked with investigating the idea of creating a future education curriculum using design thinking, problem-based learning and a combination of industry experts and educators in the same classroom."

The teachers were tasked with finding ways to solve challenges of cross-cultural and communication barriers in a teaching environment.

To facilitate this, the educators teamed up with Curro schools in the Western Cape to run a project that would involve a group of learners from each country working together to solve a problem (via video-streaming) and then build a 3D printer and drone from scratch.

Nine learners from several Curro schools, aged between 10 and 14, were invited to work on the science and technology project alongside a group of eight South Korean elementary school learners, aged 10 to 12.

Collaborating across continents via live video-streaming, the teams were asked to come up with ideas to help in a hypothetical mountain rescue.

"Learners had to envision and pretend-orchestrate rescuing a person who was trapped on a mountain while discussing how the rescue plan could be executed, as well as what obstacles they may face in the situation," the Curro school group says in a statement.

Quantrill says the goal of the collaboration was to study how language creates difficulties in communication, while looking at how learners naturally try to solve this communication challenge.

To assist with the language barrier, the children were all given t-shirts with a series of icons printed on them – they were able to point to the icon if they were finding it difficult to communicate through words. The icons included the South African and South Korean flags, and a magnifying glass for search.

After problem-solving, the teams then had to build a drone and a 3D printer that could be used in a real-life mountain rescue scenario.

"The purpose of the drone is an obvious one in a mountain rescue scene, as it can be used as a vehicle to carry supplies to the stranded. However, the function of the 3D printer was a behind-the-scenes accomplice, as it was the tool that 3D prints the required hook to be attached to the drone in order to carry the necessary rescue items," the Curro school group says in a statement.

Quantrill advised and guided the South African learners via video-streaming while they were building the gadgets.

Curro's subject manager for robotics, Dalene Gelderblom, says: "Throughout their six-day challenge, team Curro felt tried and tested, but inevitably walked away with a valuable new skill set.

"They learned how to build a drone and a 3D printer from scratch, how to use SketchUp software – a design program, Arduino programming and they…even learned how to write in Korean!"

Samsung runs similar educational development programmes each year and Quantrill's team aims to apply for the tender again in 2018.

FREE STATE: Jadin Mc Mahon, Curro Bloemfontein, receives award for best Gr 8 and 9 project at the Eskom Science Expo 2017.
12 August 2017

Congratulations to our learners who were part of the ESKOM EXPO! We are very proud of Amy, Duan, Botle and Emanual with there Bronze medals and Meaghan and Jadin with there silwer medals!

WESTERN CAPE: New schools 2018
12 June 2017