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Curro New Road is a high school in Halfway House, Midrand, that provides the excellent Curro DigiEd education to learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Our classrooms take a slight open-plan approach so that teachers can easily move between learners and help exactly where they need, and we carefully limit the number of learners to ensure they get personal attention. Our longer school hours mimic a full day at work, complete with a lunch hour, and our learners get little homework, depending on the need for revision. We even have IT and French Conversational Language as subjects.
A new approach
We take a whole new approach of teaching. At traditional schools, teachers stand in front of the class and teach from a prescribed textbook. They write on whiteboards, answer questions, and hand out homework to do after school. We teach by having our learners study textbooks, and watch videos, simulations, and tutorials as many times as they need to understand what they’re learning (it’s a digital education). When learners have questions, the teacher comes to them and explains everything they want to know, and they can ask as many questions as they need to. This means that each learner gets individual help exactly where they need, the teachers monitor each learner’s progress, and they get used to take charge of their own learning and, later on, their lives.
You get the excellent Curro education
We are committed to providing learners with an excellent education. That is why our approach encourages learners to take charge of their own learning by studying textbooks accompanied by videos, simulations, and tutorials as many times as they need to understand what they’re learning. When they have questions, the teacher comes to them and spends individual time until they feel ready to continue.
As part of the excellent Curro education, we have a great focus on Mathematics, Science, and Technology. The knowledge and tangible skills taught by these subjects are in high demand in the future workplace, which gives our learners a head start in their dreams, whichever these might be.
Also, as part of the Curro school group, learners enjoy preference when applying to us from any school in the group. Nearby schools include Curro Midrand Halfway Gardens, Curro Rivonia, Curro Waterfall, Curro Midrand Sagewood, Curro Academy Clayville, and we are on the same campus as CHPC Midrand, a private college that offers NCV programmes
What happens in Grade 8 to Grade 12
Our senior phase starts by helping Grade 8 learners grow accustomed to the greater workload of higher intensity in high school, and to adjust to the digital method of learning. We limit the number of learners in each class to ensure that they get individual attention in exactly the places they need and they receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9. From Grade 10, we prepare learners for the final exams in Grade 12. However, we focus on more than just assessments, by applying the work to real-life situations. This helps learners to understand the work much better, and further empowers them with knowledge and skills to become the leaders of the future.
Teaching takes place in English, and learners can choose Afrikaans and isiZulu as additional language options. We even have IT as a subject and French as a conversational language.
How big are our classes
Our classrooms take a slightly more open-plan approach so that teachers can easily move between learners and help them exactly where they need. To this end, we control the number of learners per class. This is just one of the ways that we create an environment where your child will enjoy what they learn and love coming to school.
Our longer school hours accommodate the schedules of working parents and prepare learners for the long hours at the workplace. Learners receive little homework mostly for revision and to cement their understanding of the learning material. We also have early drop-off times and learners are kept safe at school until well after office hours. This means that home time is family time.
Saturday support programmes
Our Saturday support programmes offer extra classes for subjects with which they struggle and learners may also use this time and space to work on their projects or study in groups. These programmes are not compulsory and are included in our school fees. On these days, learners would still have access to resources required for digital learning in class.
Activities your child can enjoy
One part of the excellent Curro DigiEd education, is that academics are balanced with sports and cultural activities. Participation in activities promote team-awareness, collaboration, and self-confidence. Activities such as art and choir help learners develop the skills to gather their thoughts and express themselves in creative ways. Our focused variety of activities, such as chess and netball, are tailored to the interests of learners in our area. Your child is sure to find something that will pique their interest.
As a high school in Halfway House, Midrand, 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!