At Curro Durbanville we believe that sport plays in important role in promoting friendship, team-awareness and self-confidence in addition to physical well-being. Therefore, we offer a variety of sports activities that include specialised activities such as golf and Curro Tennis. While healthy competition is encouraged, the enjoyment of the game is not compromised.
Activities such as chess further help to stimulate thinking patterns such as logical analysis and problem-solving, which help to improve aptitude in subjects such as Mathematics.
Sports activities offered at Curro Durbanville can be viewed on our fact sheet.
Culture is one of the foundational pillars of developing a well-balanced learner and plays a great role in broadening learners’ reference frameworks. Our learners have the opportunity to participate in several cultural activities, regardless of their interests and abilities in sport or academics.
These activities introduce learners to valuable experiences and real-life skills that few other platforms allow. Participation in eisteddfods, for example, provides learners with self-confidence and presentation skills that will benefit them well into their professional lives.
Our drama department holds a big, professional production every two years while 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.
Cultural activities offered at Curro Durbanville can be viewed on our fact sheet.
Soft skills development programme
We aim to educate our high school learners on skills that are highly sought after in the workplace and in the world beyond their classroom. Therefore, we offer a soft skills development programme to help with skills such as communication, leadership, work ethic, and more. We believe that soft skills development will equip our learners with vital characteristics for a successful life and will help them differentiate themselves from others in the workplace one day.
Clubs and societies
Curro Durbanville also has several clubs and societies that allow learners with similar interests to build relationships and collaborate in various projects.
Clubs and societies offered at Curro Durbanville can be viewed on our fact sheet.
We offer two Curro Create programmes aimed at helping learners develop their creative talents to their full potential. Curro Arts Superhero (CAS) is an internal creative mentorship platform with a grading element, where learners are encouraged to discover, develop and display their inherent creative talents.
Learners have the opportunity to participate in the annual Curro Create National Youth Theatre Festival, wherein schools enter a one-act play in any genre and official language. The winning plays are chosen through a series of adjudications by world-class theatre-makers, who closely mentor learners throughout the process.
Extramural activities are offered by external tutors or coaches. They are offered at an additional cost and generally take place on the school’s premises. Some extramural activities are aimed at improving or supporting academic learning or mental and physical development, while others are purely recreational.
Extramural activities offered at Curro Durbanville can be viewed on our fact sheet.