Welcome to Curro Brackenfell Primary School
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Curro Brackenfell Primary School
Curro Brackenfell primary school is an independent school in Sonkring, Brackenfell, that provides high-quality education to learners from Grade R to Grade 7. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and an enhanced curriculum, we empower learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge (particularly Robotics) grow into high-performing, self-confident individuals who are ready to become the leaders of the future.
Foundation phase: Grade R 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 gain 21st-century skills through subjects such as Robotics.
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 Grade 5 onwards may use tablets in class to enhance their learning experience.
We use tablets in class
Learners from Grade 5 onwards may use tablets in class rather than textbooks. 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. Furthermore, our curriculum is enhanced by using virtual reality across several subjects.
We have a strong focus on music
Our acclaimed music department, with experienced and dedicated teachers, has seen our choirs win several eisteddfods and even win the 2019 Sing in Harmonie competition on kykNET – an astonishing accomplishment for a school that had had a choir for only two years at the time. Learners in Grade R and Grade 1 further benefit from music-enrichment classes, which carry great benefits for cognitive, physical and musical talent development.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Curro Brackenfell 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 – including a robotics club – is designed to help learners discover their inherent talents, or to broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. Some of these activities are aimed at boosting learners’ cognitive abilities, while others provide pure enjoyment.
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.
As a Curro School, our learners benefit from the best value-added programmes, aimed at enriching their school experience. These programmes include educational tours, camps, excursions, workshops, character-building programmes, anti-bullying programmes, entrepreneurship and study methods.
At Curro Brackenfell, we believe that teachers and learners should share personal knowledge and skills, whether as part of the curriculum or not. Our master classes provide a fun opportunity for skills-sharing in several areas such as drama club and art club.