Welcome to Curro Helderwyk Primary School
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Curro Helderwyk Primary School
Curro Helderwyk is a Curro School in Helderwyk Estate, Brakpan, 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 grow into high-performing, self-confident individuals who are ready to become the leaders of the future. Our learners even use tablets in class and benefit from being introduced to Robotics.
Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3
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. Furthermore, as a Curro School, Robotics, Music and Science form part of the curriculum and we create opportunities for personal growth so that learners can become personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase.
Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7
In these grades, learners are taught to work with the learned material in an abstract manner. The nature of the content gradually builds from being tangible and real, to more intellectual and abstract. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum provides learners with an inherent dedication to hard work and excellence as well as 21st-century skills through specialised subjects such as Technology and Robotics. Learners from this phase onwards may even use tablets in class.
We use tablets in class
At Curro Helderwyk, learners from the intermediate phase 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.
What is meant by an enhanced curriculum?
As a Curro School, we are committed to providing learners with an excellent education. Therefore, our approach to teaching the national CAPS curriculum is based on project-based learning and self-discovery. This approach allows learners to interact with the learned material or discover the core concepts themselves. Regular assessments and tests still take place, but we focus on ensuring that learners can use their intellectual abilities to discover the material and make it real to them in some way. This further provides them with 21st-century skills such as problem-solving, research, and self-initiated proactive action. Due to our small class sizes, learners each have access to our state-of-the-art equipment and tools in subjects such as Robotics and Natural Sciences.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).