Welcome to Curro Roodeplaat Primary School
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Curro Roodeplaat Primary School
Curro Roodeplaat is an independent school in Kameeldrift, Pretoria, 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 may even use tablets in class from intermediate phase onwards.
Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3
As a Curro School, 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. Learners at Curro Roodeplaat even benefit from being introduced to chess and Robotics.
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 Economic and Management Sciences and Robotics.
We use tablets in class
Learners from the intermediate phase onwards use tablets in class rather than textbooks as part of our enhanced curriculum. By exposing learners to the daily use of technology, they are better prepared for the challenges of tertiary studies and provides them with the 21st-century skills needed for the ever-changing workplace of the future.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Curro Roodeplaat activities
We believe that sport plays an important role in promoting friendship, team-awareness and self-confidence in addition to physical well-being. Therefore, we offer a variety of sports activities ranging from swimming and lawn bowls to non-competitive activities as part of the school day. While healthy competition is encouraged, the enjoyment of the game is not compromised.
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. These activities introduce learners to valuable experiences and real-life skills that few other platforms allow. Public speaking, for example, provides learners with self-confidence and presentation skills that will benefit them well into their professional lives.
We have an annual culture week during the third term for Grade 1 to Grade 7 learners. Learners are invited to audition to be part of the gala evening – a highlight on our culture calendar.
Our school choirs have taken part in festivals and competitions which include the Tshwane Youth Arts Festival as well as kykNET’s Sing in Harmonie.
As a Curro School, we offer two Curro Create programmes aimed at helping learners develop their creative talents to their full potential: Curro Arts Superhero (CAS) is an internal creative mentorship platform with a grading element, where learners are encouraged to discover, develop and display their inherent creative talents. Learners can also participate in the annual Curro Create National Youth Theatre Festival, wherein schools enter a one-act play in any genre and official language. The winning plays are chosen through a series of adjudications by world-class theatre-makers, who closely mentor learners throughout the process.
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.