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Welcome to St Dominics Newcastle Primary School

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St Dominics Newcastle has a primary school in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. We provide an excellent education to learners from Grade R to Grade 7. We limit our class sizes to make sure learners get personal attention, and teaching takes place in English. We also form part of the Curro school group, we have aftercare and school transport options, and we have a beautiful boarding school that provides a safe, warm home for learners from Grade 4.

Discover our school times, subjects, activities, and more by viewing our fact sheet.


You get an excellent education

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. This approach allows our primary school learners to explore the learning material beyond just the textbook through research, experiments and assignments. 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.


As part of the Curro school group, learners enjoy preference when applying to us from any school in the group. Should you live far away and still want your child to get a quality education, our boarding school would be the perfect home for your child during their time with us.


What happens in Grade R to Grade 7

Our foundation phase starts by helping Grade R learners get ready for the formal learning that starts in Grade 1. In this phase, they learn the basic foundations on which all further learning is based:

  • Language (read, spell, understand, speak, listen)
  • Mathematics (count, understand numbers, addition, subtraction and multiplication)
  • Life skills (physical education, real-life experiences, problem-solving, creativity)

In the intermediate phase, the work becomes less tangible or real, and more abstract. To do this, learners start with project-based learning, which means they do research, assignments, and experiments to explore the material outside just the textbook.


How big are the 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.


Academic support

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.

  • Open support sessions after school hours in specific subjects
  • One-on-one sessions for learners identified by teachers
  • Subject-specific workshops on weekends and during holidays


Activities your child can enjoy

One part of the excellent Curro education, is that academics are balanced with sports and cultural activities. Participation activities promote team-awareness, collaboration, and self-confidence. As a primary school in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal, our extensive variety of activities, such as choir, golf and open-water swimming, are tailored to the interests of learners in our area. Your child is sure to find something that will pique their interest.

View our fact sheet to discover which activities your child can choose from.


At St Dominic’s Newcastle, our primary school is committed to giving learners in our community access to a high-quality education with access to aftercare, school transport, and a boarding school. Scroll through the rest of our website to discover everything we have to offer. Your child will love being part of our family!

Quick Facts




R to 7

Class size

Maximum 25

Monthly fees

R3 170 – R6 920


07:25 – 14:15 (varies)


Until 17:00

Curro Select school




Boarding school