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St Dominics Newcastle has a high school in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. We offer an excellent education that combines academics with sports and cultural activities. Teaching takes place in English, we have a wide variety of specialised subjects, and we form part of the Curro school group. In addition, we are an IEB school and have a transport service and boarding school.
We are an IEB school
We are committed to providing learners with an excellent education. That is why our approach to teaching the national CAPS curriculum is based on project-based learning and self-discovery. As an IEB school, this approach allows our high school learners to explore the learning material beyond just the textbook through research, experiments and assignments, while still preparing them for their exams in Grade 12. Regular assessments and tests still take place, but it’s important to us that learners can use their intellectual abilities to make the material real to them in some way.
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. We limit the number of learners in each class to ensure that they get individual attention in exactly the places they need. Our learners also receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9. From Grade 10, we prepare learners for the IEB 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.
A wider subject choice
Our learners can choose elective subjects beyond what is offered at our school. These subjects take place digitally and are presented live by Curro teachers. Lessons are scheduled during the school day, with supervised self-directed sessions after hours. These subjects can be seen as an extension of the excellent Curro education your child gets with us, and they still write the IEB exam at the end of Grade 12.
Find out which subjects are available, and gain more information about this personalised learning experience.
As part of the Curro school group, learners enjoy preference when applying to us from any school in the group. This includes Curro Online, a fully online school for learners who want the excellent Curro education if they don’t live nearby.
How big are our classes
We control the number of learners per class to be no more than 25, so that our teachers have the time and space to give personal attention to each learner, in exactly the places that they need. 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.
We understand that learners sometime need more time or help to master areas in which they might struggle. Our teachers find creative ways to help learners in group or individual sessions.
Activities your child can enjoy
As a high school in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, we balance academics with sports and cultural activities. Participation in activities promote team-awareness, collaboration, and self-confidence. Our wide variety of activities, such as music, gym, and UN debate club, are tailored to the interests of learners in our area. Your child is sure to find something that will pique their interest.
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 webpage for more information.