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Curro Somerset West is an independent Curro School bordering Sitari Country Estate, Somerset West that provides high-quality education to learners from Grade R to Grade 7 with a focus on developing 21st-century skills. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum (which includes the use of tablets in class) empower learners with skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals.
Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3
With dedicated teachers and small class sizes, our foundation phase starts by providing the emotional and intellectual foundation required to handle the formal learning that starts in Grade 1. Through our enhanced curriculum we then gradually develop learners’ 21st-century 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. Furthermore, as a Curro School, Robotics and chess form part of the curriculum and we create opportunities for personal growth so that learners can become personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase. At Curro Somerset West teaching takes place in English or Afrikaans, but isiXhosa is offered as conversational language.
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 provide learners with an inherent dedication to hard work and excellence as well as 21st-century skills through specialised subjects such as Robotics and Technology. In this phase, teaching takes place in English although learners are able to engage with teachers in Afrikaans.
We use tablets in class
As a Curro School, learners from this phase onwards may use tablets in class rather than textbooks. By exposing learners 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.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).