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Curro Academy Parkdene is an independent school in Parkdene, Boksburg, that provides high-quality education for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 11 with Grade 12 phasing in at the start of 2023. Our dedicated teachers and well-rounded approach prepare learners for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations at the end of Grade 12. Furthermore, our enhanced curriculum (which includes using tablets in class) empower learners with skills and knowledge to grow into high-performing, self-confident individuals and to reach their personal, educational and eventual-workplace goals. We aim to provide the most affordable school fees possible without compromising our academic standards.
Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9
In these grades, we guide learners to adjust to a greater workload of higher intensity. With dedicated teachers and affordable school fees, our enhanced approach places great emphasis on problem-solving and individual thinking. Teaching takes place in English, and 21st-century learning is implemented in subjects such as Computer Literacy and Technology.
Our learners also receive guidance when choosing their elective subjects at the end of Grade 9. In addition, they may use tablets in class rather than textbooks as part of our unique approach.
FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12
This phase prepares learners for the NSC examinations written at the end of Grade 12. However, we emphasise a greater world-readiness rather than a purely examination-driven approach. Our learners are taught to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives to be valued members of the community. Learners further benefit from having Afrikaans and isiZulu as additional language options, and 21st-century learning is implemented in subjects such as Computer Applications Technology and Physical Sciences.
We use tablets in class
High school learners may choose to use tablets in class rather than textbooks, which further prepares them for the workplace of the future.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
A wider subject choice
High-school learners can now extend their subject choices beyond what is offered at our school. Learners can choose from a wide range of subjects, and classes will take place during the school day in the form of live lessons with teachers. These subjects can be seen as an extension of our enhanced curriculum from which our learners already benefit. Find out which subjects are available, and gain more information about this personalised learning experience.
Curro Academy Parkdene activities
We believe that participation in activities plays an important role in promoting health, discipline, self-confidence and community. Therefore, our wide range of activities, including Curro Create programmes, are designed to help learners discover their inherent talents, or to broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. We also offer value-added programmes as part of the school fees, that include character-building programmes, career guidance and entrepreneurship skills.
We offer Curro Create programmes
We also offer Curro Arts Superhero (CAS) as part of the Curro Create initiative. CAS is an internal creative mentorship platform with a grading element, where learners are encouraged to discover, develop and display their inherent creative talents.
See which activities we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Curro Academy Parkdene outreach programmes
At Curro Academy Parkdene, we believe that outreach programmes are important not only to benefit the community, but also to develop appreciation and empathy in our learners. Therefore, we try to host one outreach programme per school term. Projects or beneficiaries can be identified by the school, learners, or parents, and learners are actively involved in all areas of the project.