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Curro Mossel Bay
Curro Mossel Bay is a leading independent school in Mossel Bay, on the Garden Route 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. With specialised subjects such as Science and Technology (with Robotics) and Engineering Graphics and Design and dedicated teachers, our well-rounded approach prepares learners for the IEB examination at the end of Grade 12.
Our nursery school, Curro Castle Mossel Bay, 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 Mossel Bay 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 Science and Technology (with Robotics)
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 by using tablets in the classroom for certain subjects, rather than textbooks. 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 Science and Technology (with Robotics) and Engineering Graphics and Design. With Robotics learners learn how to build and program Lego robots.
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 carefully selected teachers and coaches, we go to great lengths to ensure that each learner is stimulated in their areas of interests. Our music department, for example, instructs learners in various instruments. The junior and senior marimba bands literally make the feet tap with their quirky numbers and they play at many events in and out of town.
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 Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design, and by using tablets (e-books) rather than textbooks for certain subjects from the intermediate phase 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 Mossel Bay?
Curro Mossel Bay is nestled in Heiderand, Mossel Bay. Surrounding areas include Fairview, Pinnacle Point and Hartenbos. Our school is removed from the bustle of vacationers but is conveniently close to many shops and restaurants, such as the Mossel Bay Mall. Mossel Bay offers many options for holiday accommodation and is especially popular for golfers wanting to visit the Pinnacle Point Golf Club or Mossel Bay Golf Estate. Other nearby attractions include the Shark Lab Mini Aquarium and trips around Seal Island – where the adventurous can go shark cage diving. We are also just a stone’s throw away from many beaches for fun and educational excursions and we offer school transport to and from our school.