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Curro Aurora is an independent school in Sundowner, Randburg, that provides high-quality education to learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and an enhanced curriculum, we empower learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into high-performing, self-confident individuals who are ready to become the leaders of the future.
Foundation phase: Grade 1 to Grade 3
With dedicated teachers and small class sizes, our foundation phase starts by providing the emotional and intellectual foundation required to handle the formal learning that starts in Grade 1. We then gradually develop learners’ skills and knowledge in basic areas such as language (comprehension, speaking, and listening), mathematics (counting and understanding numbers), and creative problem-solving in an environment where they enjoy coming to school. Through our enhanced curriculum, learners are introduced to project-based learning and they gain 21st-century skills through subjects such as Robotics and having isiZulu as an additional language option.
Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7
In these grades, learners are led into more abstract thought and independent work. Our small class sizes and dedicated teachers prepare them for high school by teaching them how to apply the 21st-century skills and concepts they have learned. As a Curro School we also promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging children to make their own choices within well-established boundaries. Our enhanced curriculum includes specialised subjects such as Information Technology and Robotics. Learners from this phase onwards may use tablets in class or laptops and other electronic devices to enhance their learning experience.
We use tablets in class
As a Curro School, our intermediate phase learners may choose to use tablets in class rather than textbooks, or laptops and other electronic devices. By exposing learners to the daily use of technology, they are better prepared for the challenges of tertiary studies as well as the ever-changing workplace of the future.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Curro Aurora activities
As a Curro School, we believe that participation in sports and cultural activities plays an important role in developing a well-rounded learner and promoting friendship, team-awareness and self-confidence. Therefore, our wide range of activities are designed to help learners discover their inherent talents, or to broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework.
External extramural activities are offered by tutors or coaches and generally take place on the school premises at an additional cost. Some extramural activities are aimed at improving or supporting academic learning or mental and physical development, while others are purely recreational. Our extramural activities are quite specialised, such as golf and equestrian, while we also host Performing Arts Academies in various performing arts.
We offer two Curro Create programmes aimed at helping learners develop their creative talents to their full potential. Curro Arts Superhero (CAS) is an internal creative mentorship platform with a grading element, where learners are encouraged to discover, develop and display their inherent creative talents. Learners can also participate in the annual Curro Create National Youth Theatre Festival, wherein schools enter a one-act play in any genre and official language. The winning plays are chosen through a series of adjudications by world-class theatre-makers, who closely mentor learners throughout the process.
Read more about Curro Create.
Community outreach programmes
At Curro Aurora, we believe that community outreach programmes are important not only to benefit the community, but also to develop appreciation and empathy in our learners. Therefore, we host various outreach programmes during the year and learners are actively involved in all areas of the project.
Some outreach programmes at our school include the Kya Sand community food drive, Clothes for Good collection for those in need, World Read-a-Loud Day to promote literacy, and Thandanani Tutor Tuesdays. We also schedule fundraising events such as parkruns and have partnered with Hot 91.1 radio station for the Teddy Bear Run and Santa Shoebox projects.