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Curro Durbanville is an independent school in Sonstraal Heights, Durbanville that provides high-quality education for learners from Grade R to Grade 12. We offer Robotics and Technology – which include specialised exposure to 3D printing and virtual reality (VR). Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum empower learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals and to reach their personal, educational and eventual workplace goals. Our dedicated teachers and child-friendly approach prepare learners for the IEB examinations at the end of Grade 12.
Our nursery school, Curro Castle Durbanville, offers an integrated play-based programme to children from 3 months to 5 years. View their webpage to see how we apply our internally-developed programme to support your child’s early learning and development goals.
What do we offer?
At Curro Durbanville, we balance academic excellence with sports and cultural well-being, thereby ensuring that learners develop into well-balanced individuals. Our small class sizes and enriched curriculum provide learners with an inherent dedication to hard work and excellence as well as 21st-century skills to prepare them for the workplace of the future. To that end, our classrooms and facilities are fitted with state-of-the-art tools and learners may choose to use e-learning devices in the classrooms, rather than textbooks, from the intermediate phase onwards.
We offer Robotics and Technology including 3D printing and virtual reality (VR)
Learners are allowed first hand experience with modern technology that lays a foundation for their futures.
Teaching takes place in Afrikaans or English and our dedicated teachers give learners personal attention in the classroom, which helps to ensure that they achieve to the best of their abilities.
Our acclaimed music department, with experienced and dedicated teachers, have seen our choirs participate in various music competitions and eisteddfods every year, e.g. the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod, the Tygerberg International Eisteddfod as well as the Johann Vos piano competition and the Hubert van der Spuy music competition for primary school learners. We have also had learners playing at the Hugo Lambrechts Concerto Festival.
Which activities do we offer?
We believe that participation in activities plays an important role in promoting health, team-awareness, discipline and self-confidence in addition to physical and social well-being. Therefore, we offer a wide variety of sports and cultural activities, including Curro Create programmes, aimed at helping learners discover their inherent talents and broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. These activities are generally included in the school fees.
How do we use technology in the classroom?
At Curro Durbanville, we embrace 21st-century learning by using e-learning devices in the classroom from the intermediate phase onwards. Rather than heavy textbooks, learners use software to view and study from an e-book, which also allows them to collaborate easily and securely with teachers and peers.
We offer Robotics and Technology
Our Robotics and IT labs help learners to develop the skills and knowledge required to understand the real-life moving result of work done on a computer, while subjects such as Technology include specialised exposure to 3D printing and virtual reality (VR). Using innovative technology allows teachers to provide a wealth of information at the touch of a button and better prepares learners for the workplace of the future.
Which specialised facilities do we have?
Our school’s modern classrooms are fitted with the latest technology and learning tools aimed at providing our learners with an enhanced learning experience. In addition, we boast with several specialised facilities such as an aquatics centre, Robotics lab and high-performance centre.
What else is nearby?
Curro Durbanville is located in the quiet, suburban Sonstraal Heights neighbourhood on the edge of Durbanville next to the Pinehurst neighbourhood. The school is removed from the city bustle, but is easily accessible from Legato Drive via Brackenfell Boulevard or Fairtrees Road. Nearby attractions include CapeGate Mall, Virgin Active gym and several restaurants. The beautiful Cobble Walk Centre is just down the street for convenient shopping and Stodels Garden Centre (which includes a kids’ play area) is less than 10 minutes away.