High school culture
Cultural activities offered:
- Public speaking
High school: Grades 8 to 12
Curro Kathu realises the importance of culture in developing a well-balanced learner. Cultural experiences create the opportunity to recognise the diversity of aesthetic events. Enthusiastic learners and educators are involved in a variety of disciplines, from music to drama, and through this a love of the arts is developed, regardless of learners’ abilities in sport or academics.
Talent and arts and culture evenings are opportunities where learners can show off their talents.
Curro Kathu hosts annual eisteddfods. All learners who are interested, as well as those who are identified by the school, participate in the eisteddfod, where Curro Kathu enters large numbers of participants in a variety of categories.
Our high school’s one-act play was an item in the drama section of the eisteddfod in August 2016 and won gold. Our Afrikaans Toneelgroep also participates in festivals across the country.
Apart from internal competitions that take place in both home and additional languages, learners have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of competitions, such as the ATKV and eisteddfod. The foundation phase, primary school and high school take part in separate categories.
Private lessons are offered at Curro Kathu five days a week. Practical tuition is offered in piano, digital piano, keyboard, flute, recorder, violin, saxophone, singing, and guitar (classical/acoustic/electric/bass).
Preparation for examinations is strongly encouraged, as is participation in various competitions, festivals, functions and other appearances for advanced learners. Learners participate annually in UNISA and ABRS examinations, as well as in local eisteddfods. Participation in various duet, trio, and ensemble groups is also recommended and regular opportunities for this are created.