Welcome to Curro Kathu High School
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Curro Kathu High School
Curro Kathu is an independent high school in Kathu, Northern Cape, that provides high-quality education for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Our dedicated teachers and well-rounded approach prepare learners for the IEB examinations at the end of Grade 12. 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. Our learners even use tablets in class.
Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9
In these grades, we guide learners to adjust to a greater workload of higher intensity. With dedicated teachers and affordable school fees, our enhanced curriculum places great emphasis on problem-solving and individual thinking. Teaching in our small class sizes takes place in English or Afrikaans, and 21st-century learning is implemented in subjects such as Technology. As a Curro School, our learners also receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9. Our learners also use tablets in class rather than textbooks for certain subjects.
FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12
This phase prepares learners for the IEB examinations written at the end of Grade 12. However, we emphasise a greater world-readiness rather than a purely examinations-driven approach. Our learners are taught to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives, to be valued members of the community. Furthermore, 21st-century learning is implemented in subjects such as Physical Sciences and Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD).
Tablets in class
As a Curro School, our learners may choose to use tablets in class rather than textbooks. This allows teachers to provide learners with a wealth of information at the touch of a button. This is just one of the ways in which our enhanced curriculum prepares learners 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 continue to 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.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Additional subjects online
High-school learners can now extend their subject choices beyond what is offered at our school. Learners can choose from a wide range of subjects, and classes will take place during the school day in the form of live lessons with teachers. These subjects can be seen as an extension of our enhanced curriculum from which our learners already benefit. Find out which subjects are available, and gain more information about this personalised learning experience.
Curro Kathu activities
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 is designed to help learners discover their inherent talents, or broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. Some of these activities are aimed at boosting learners’ cognitive abilities, while others provide pure enjoyment.
See which activities we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Curro Kathu 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 meaningful and personal connections 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 website for more information.