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Curro Midrand Sagewood has a high school phase in Midrand, Johannesburg, 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 and we offer discretionary school scholarships to learners from Grade 8.
Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9
Our learners are guided to adjust to a greater workload of higher intensity. Our enhanced curriculum places great emphasis on problem-solving and individual thinking. Teaching in our small class sizes takes place in English, and learners gain 21st-century skills in subjects such as Information Technology and Natural Sciences. Learners in this phase further benefit by having Afrikaans and isiZulu as additional language options and may choose to use tablets in class rather than textbooks.
FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12
The FET phase prepares learners for the IEB examinations written at the end of Grade 12. However, our enhanced curriculum emphasises 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 – all highly-valued 21st-century skills. Furthermore, as a Curro School, 21st-century learning is implemented in subjects such as Information Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD).
We use tablets in class
Our high school learners may use tablets in class rather than textbooks. By exposing learners in our small class sizes 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, and empowers them to write the IEB examination with confidence.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
A wider subject choice
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. Learners remain enrolled at our school, assessments and examinations still take place, and all marks reflect on their regular progress report. They also still write the IEB examination in Grade 12. Find out which subjects are available, and gain more information about this personalised learning experience.
We understand the value of achieving in areas beyond academics, as our approach to education is to ensure that learners are developed as well-rounded individuals. Therefore, we offer high school scholarship options from Grade 8 as a reward for excellence in academics, sports, and culture.
For further details on each scholarship, please contact us.
We believe that sport plays in important role in promoting friendship, team-awareness and self-confidence in addition to physical well-being. Therefore, we offer a variety of sports activities that include specialised activities such as cross-country and softball. While healthy competition is encouraged, the enjoyment of the game is not compromised, and learners are required to participate in at least one sports activity.
Culture is one of the foundational pillars of developing a well-balanced learner and plays a great role in broadening learners’ reference frameworks. Our learners have the opportunity to participate in several cultural activities, regardless of their interests and abilities in sport or academics. As a Curro School, these activities introduce learners to valuable experiences and real-life skills that few other platforms allow. Public speaking and drama, for example, provide learners with self-confidence and presentation skills that will benefit them well into their professional lives.
Extramural activities are offered by external tutors or coaches. They are offered at an additional cost and generally take place on the school’s premises. Some extramural activities are aimed at improving or supporting academic learning or mental and physical development, while others are purely recreational.
Curro Alumni aims to reconnect former matriculants with each other and keep them updated on developments within the Curro family. By treasuring our past, we can build our future together. We hope to build a meaningful and personal connection 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.