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Curro Hermanus is a leading independent school in Hermanus, Western Cape that provides high-quality education to learners from Grade R to Grade 12. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum offered in English and Afrikaans empower learners with skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals. We offer specialised subjects such as Computer Science, Robotics and Engineering Graphics and Design. Our qualified and dedicated teachers prepare our learners for the challenges of the prestigious IEB examination at the end of Grade 12.
Our nursery school, Curro Castle Hermanus, offers an integrated play-based programme to children from 4 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 Hermanus we balance academic excellence with sports and cultural activities that ensure learners develop into well-rounded individuals. We provide a strong educational foundation starting with carefully designed programmes in Grade R (such as the Bazoo integrated literacy programme) and building to a variety of specialised subjects in primary and high school.
Specialised subjects include Robotics and Engineering Graphics and Design
Our enhanced curriculum, taught in English and Afrikaans, incorporates a project-based learning approach, while our dedicated teachers and recreational activities aim to make learning a fun experience. We also incorporate 21st-century learning through the way in which we implement our curriculum – ensuring the development of essential skills such as communication, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Our learners are prepared for the IEB examination at the end of Grade 12, and we focus on a greater world-readiness rather than merely an exam-driven approach. Some of our specialised subjects include Robotics and Engineering Graphics and Design.
Which activities do we offer?
We believe that participation in sports and cultural activities plays an important role in promoting friendship, team-awareness 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 develop interests and talents that might otherwise have been undiscovered.
With a strong history of achievement in music and art, as well as carefully selected teachers and coaches, we go to great lengths to ensure that each learner is stimulated in their areas of interests.
How do we use technology in the classroom?
Our school’s modern classrooms are fitted with the latest learning tools aimed at providing our learners with an enhanced learning experience. In Grade R, the Duplo Lego programme introduces thinking patterns such as creative thinking and problem solving through fun, innovative play. These thinking patterns form the basis for an understanding of later Robotics studies.
Our learners further benefit from 21st-century learning by gaining skills relevant to the workplace of the future in subjects such as Computer Science, Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design, and by using tablets (e-books) rather than textbooks for certain subjects from Grade 6 onwards. 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.
What else is near Curro Hermanus?
Curro Hermanus is nestled in Sandbaai, Hermanus. Surrounding areas include Vermont, Onrus and Hemel en Aarde. Our school is removed from the bustle of vacationers but is conveniently close to many shops and restaurants, such as the Whale Coast Mall. Hermanus offers many options for holiday accommodation and is especially popular during the whale watching season. Other nearby attractions include the Hoek-van-die-berg Private Nature Reserve and the luxury Arabella Golf Estate. We are also just a stone’s throw away from Sandbaai Beach for fun and educational excursions and we offer school transport for learners from surrounding towns.