Construction of innovative new high school for Curro Durbanville in full swing
Curro Durbanville, a school managed by JSE-listed independent education provider Curro Holdings, is proud to announce that construction of its new contemporary high school campus is moving along swiftly. The new campus, set to open in January 2022, will showcase the very latest in educational space design and has been crafted using a learner-centric approach.
To introduce the school community to the new campus, Dirk van Zyl, Curro Durbanville’s Executive Head, recently hosted a site tour of the campus for the school’s Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC was delighted to see the developments and experience the ways in which the new campus challenges the conventional arrangement of space within a school. The school’s distinctive spatial design provides flexibility and hybrid use, essential for a school that needs to adapt to future needs.
For example, an art classroom opens into an atrium that can be turned into a gallery or exhibition area, which also shares space with a cafeteria. The cafeteria’s practical and workable kitchen will be used by the hospitality learners, who will be taught in the consumer studies classroom (which also links to the cafeteria).
Some of the campus’s other state-of-the-art facilities include a 300-seater dedicated auditorium, two dance studios and four music rooms to facilitate the performing arts.
Sports facilities will include a 400m dedicated athletics field, six hard tennis courts, four netball courts, an AstroTurf hockey field, a cricket oval with nets and a rugby field.
The new campus is situated in Groot Phesantekraal, about 5km from the current campus, and will have the capacity to accommodate 1 000 learners in Phase 1, and 1 250 in total, when the project is complete.
For more information about the developments at Curro Durbanville, contact the School Marketer, Tanya Loynes on tel: 072 344 2314.