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St Dominics Newcastle high school is an independent Curro Select school situated in a quiet, residential area of Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, that provides high-quality education for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12, at the end of which the IEB examinations are written. As a Curro Select school, our small class sizes, enhanced curriculum and dedicated teachers provide learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals.
Our school philosophy is based on Christian values (ethics and morals) and we believe in fostering learners’ development so they can each reach their dreams.
Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9
With dedicated teachers and small class sizes, we guide learners to adjust to a greater workload of higher intensity. As a Curro Select school, our enhanced curriculum places a great emphasis on problem-solving and individual thinking, while 21st-century skills are implemented in subjects such as Technology and Natural Sciences. Furthermore, our curriculum is designed so that learners are afforded opportunities to take responsibility for different aspects of school life. Afrikaans and isiZulu are offered as additional language options and learners receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9.
FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12
At St Dominics Newcastle our FET phase prepares learners for the IEB examinations written at the end of Grade 12. However, 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 one day reach their goals and become self-confident, achieving adults. As part of the enhanced curriculum, offered in small class sizes, some of our specialised subjects include Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD), Visual Arts and Drama. Afrikaans and isiZulu are offered as additional language options.
At St Dominics Newcastle we use tablets in class
As a Curro Select school we aim to embrace 21st-century skills by incorporating the use of tablets in class (or laptops, iPads and 2-in-1 devices). Using tablets in class allows teachers to provide learners with a wealth of information at the touch of a button and prepares them for the workplace of the future.
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.