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Curro School

Welcome to Curro Hillcrest Christian Academy, Primary School

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Curro Hillcrest has a primary school in Durban called Curro Hillcrest Christian Academy. We provide the excellent Curro education to learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7. We limit our class sizes to make sure learners get personal attention, and they benefit from having Sepedi and Robotics as subjects. We also have aftercare and school transport options, with a wide variety of activities – and all the stunning facilities you would expect from an independent school.

Discover our subjects, activities, school times, and 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 still 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.

As a Curro school, learners from the intermediate phase onwards use tablets in class to view e-books and for communication via MS Teams. This, in addition to project-based learning, better prepares them with knowledge and skills that will stretch beyond the classroom.

 

What happens in Grade 1 to Grade 7

Our foundation phase starts by helping Grade 1 learners get ready for the formal learning that starts in primary school. In this phase, they learn the basic foundations on which all further learning is based:

  • Language (read, spell, understand, speak, listen)
  • Mathematics (count, understanding numbers, addition, subtraction and multiplication)
  • Life skills (physical education, real-life experiences, problem-solving, creativity)

In the intermediate phase, the work becomes less tangible or real, and more abstract. To do this, learners start with project-based learning, which means they do research, assignments, and experiments to explore the material outside just the textbook.

Teaching takes place in English and learners can have Afrikaans and isiZulu as additionaal language options.

 

Activities your child can enjoy

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

 

Adventure Out There programme

We believe it’s important for primary school learners to spend time outdoors. Therefore, our Adventure Out There programme offers foundation learners environmental awareness and fun-filled outdoor exercise through sleep-out excursions. Activities include camping, rope work, fire safety, scuba diving, and more. These excursions also include formal environmental studies, which add practical experience to the syllabus topics. Therefore, these costs are included in the school fees.

 

As a primary school in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, 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

1 to 7

Class size

Max 25

Monthly fees

R6 700 – R9 600

Hours

07:30 – 14:00

Aftercare

Until 15:00 or 17:00

School transport