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Meridian Newcastle high school is an independent Meridian school in Madadeni, Newcastle, 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, 21st-century skills or our 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 and isiZulu are offered as additional language options, and 21st-century skills are implemented in subjects such as Natural Sciences and Technology. As a Meridian school, our learners also receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9.
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 examination-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 and isiZulu as additional language options, and 21st-century skills are implemented in subjects such as Physical Sciences and Business Studies.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
We use tablets in class
Learners have the option to use tablets in class in this phase for specific subjects. This further helps to prepare them for the university and workplace of the future.
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 Newcastle activities
Sports and cultural activities
As a Meridian school, we believe that participation in activities plays an important role in promoting health, discipline, self-confidence and community. Therefore, our focused activities are designed to help learners discover their inherent talents, or to broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. Some of our activities are aimed at boosting learners’ cognitive abilities, while others provide pure enjoyment. 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 offer Curro Create programmes
At Meridian Newcastle 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, where learners are encouraged to discover, develop and display their inherent creative talents.
See which activities we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Meridian Newcastle 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.