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Welcome to Curro Academy Sandown High School

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Curro Academy Sandown has a high school outside Parklands, Cape Town. We provide the excellent Curro education to learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12. We limit our class sizes to no more than 35 so that learners get personal attention, and they benefit from having IT and Robotics as subjects. Our goal is to empower or learners with knowledge, skills, and values that will help them become the leaders of the future, while preparing them for the NSC exams in Grade 12.

Discover our subjects, activities, school times, and so much more by viewing our fact sheet.

 

You get the excellent Curro education

We are committed to providing learners with an excellent education. That is why our approach to teaching the national CAPS curriculum is based on project-based learning and self-discovery. This approach allows our learners to explore the learning material beyond just the textbook through research, experiments and assignments. Regular assessments and tests take place, but it’s important to us that learners can use their intellectual abilities to make the material real to them in some way. This teaches them to take initiative and make connections between pieces of knowledge – which further develops critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.

 

As part of the Curro school group, learners enjoy preference when applying with us from any school in the group. Curro Century City has a nearby primary school whose learners can easily progress to us.

 

How big are our classes

We control the number of learners per class to be no more than 35, so that our teachers have the time and space to give personal attention to each learner, in exactly the places that they need. This is just one of the ways that we create an environment where your child will enjoy what they learn and love coming to school.

 

What happens in Grade 8 to Grade 12

Our senior phase starts by helping Grade 8 learners grow accustomed to the greater workload of higher intensity in high school. We limit the number of learners in each class to ensure that they get individual attention in exactly the places they need. Our learners also receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9. From Grade 10, we prepare learners for the NSC exams in Grade 12. However, we focus on more than just assessments, by applying the work to real-life situations. This helps learners to understand the work much better, and further empowers them with knowledge and skills to become the leaders of the future.

 

A wider subject choice

Our learners can choose elective subjects beyond what is offered at our school. These subjects take place digitally and are presented live by Curro teachers. Lessons are scheduled during the school day, with supervised self-directed sessions after hours. These subjects can be seen as an extension of the excellent Curro education your child gets with us, and they still write the NSC exam at the end of Grade 12.

Find out which subjects are available, and gain more information about this personalised learning experience.

 

Activities your child can enjoy

One part of the excellent Curro education, is that academics are balanced with sports and cultural activities. Participation in activities promote team-awareness, collaboration, and self-confidence. Our focused variety of activities, such as marimba band and drum majorettes, are tailored to the interests of learners in our area. Your child is sure to find something that will pique their interest.

See which activities we can offer you on our fact sheet.

 

Curro Alumni

Curro Alumni aims to reconnect former matriculants with one another and keep them updated on developments within the Curro family. By treasuring our past, we can build our future together. We hope to build a meaningful and personal connection with our members by sharing their success stories and staying updated on their lives through social media.

Alumni members enjoy several benefits, including exclusive offers for their children at selected schools. View Curro Alumni’s webpage for more information.

 

As a high school outside Parklands, Cape Town, we are committed to giving learners in our community access to a high-quality education. Scroll through the rest of our website to discover everything we have to offer. Your child will love being part of our family!

Quick Facts

Language

English 

Grades

8 to 12

Matric exam

NSC

Class size

Max 35

Monthly fees

R5 220

School times

07:45 – 14:30