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Meridian Karino is an independent high school in Karino Lifestyle Estate, Mbombela (Nelspruit), that offers high-quality education for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Learners in our high school also benefit from using tablets in class. With controlled class sizes, dedicated teachers and focused sports and cultural activities, we try to ensure affordable school fees without compromising our academic standards or enhanced curriculum.
As a Meridian school, our school is managed by Curro as part of a joint venture with Old Mutual and the Public Investment Corporation.
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 approach places great emphasis on problem-solving and individual thinking. Teaching takes place in English, but Afrikaans, Siswati and Portuguese are offered as additional language options, and 21st-century skills are implemented in subjects such as Technology. As a Meridian school, our learners also receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9.
We use tablets in class
Learners from this phase may choose to use tablets in class rather than textbooks, which further prepares them for the workplace of the future.
FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12
This phase prepares learners for the NSC examinations written at the end of Grade 12. However, through our enhanced curriculum, 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. Learners further benefit from having Afrikaans, Siswati and Portuguese as additional language options, and 21st-century skills are implemented in subjects such as Physical Sciences and Computer Applications Technology (which will be a compulsory eighth subject from 2022).
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. Find out which subjects are available, and gain more information about this personalised learning experience.
Meridian Karino activities
Sports and cultural activities
As a Meridian school, we believe that participation in sports activities plays an important role in promoting health, discipline, self-confidence and community. Therefore, our variety of activities is designed to help learners discover their inherent talents, or broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. Some of our activities are aimed at boosting learners’ cognitive abilities, while others provide pure enjoyment. Learners benefit from having access to our robotics club, which provides them with 21st-century skills that may be of great value in the workplace of the future. We also offer several value-added programmes, which are included in the affordable school fees, aimed at enriching learners’ academic experience and broadening their field of knowledge.
We have Curro Create programmes
We also offer Curro Arts Superhero (CAS) as part of the Curro Create initiative. CAS is an internal creative mentorship platform with a grading element, through which learners are encouraged to discover, develop and display their inherent creative talents.
See which activities we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Meridian Karino 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 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.