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Curro Century City is an independent school in Century City, Cape Town, that provides high-quality education to learners from Grade R to Grade 7. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and an enhanced curriculum, we empower learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge grow into high-performing, self-confident individuals who are ready to become the leaders of the future.
Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3
With dedicated teachers and small class sizes, our foundation phase starts by providing the emotional and intellectual foundation required to handle the formal learning that starts in Grade 1. We then gradually develop learners’ skills and knowledge in basic areas such as language (comprehension, speaking, and listening), mathematics (counting and understanding numbers), and creative problem-solving in an environment where they enjoy coming to school. Through our enhanced curriculum, learners are introduced to project-based learning and they gain 21st-century skills through subjects such as Robotics and having isiXhosa as an additional language option.
Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7
In these grades, learners are led into more abstract thought and independent work. Our small class sizes and dedicated teachers prepare them for high school by teaching them how to apply the 21st-century skills and concepts they have learned. As a Curro School, we also promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging children to make their own choices within well-established boundaries. Our enhanced curriculum includes specialised subjects such as Information Technology and learners from this phase onwards may use tablets in class to enhance their learning experience.
We use tablets in class
As a Curro School, our intermediate phase learners may use tablets in class rather than textbooks. By exposing learners to the daily use of technology, they are better prepared for the challenges of tertiary studies as well as the ever-changing workplace of the future.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
We teach conversational English to foreign learners
We have engaged TEFL (Teaching English Foreign Language) graduates to teach English as a conversational language to learners in small groups. This particularly benefits learners who speak English as a third language, or who are still learning to speak English.
Curro Century City activities
As a Curro School, 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 Curro tennis and Curro golf. 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.
External extramural activities are offered by tutors or coaches and generally takes place on the school premises at an additional cost. Some extramural activities are aimed at improving or supporting academic learning or mental and physical development, while others are purely recreational.
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 can also 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.
Film and media hub
We mould future directors, actors, videographers, cameramen and sound engineers. Our film and media hub is conducted in a free, experimental environment harnessing the creative spark within our learners who aspire to enter the world of the arts. The hub focuses on four disciplines, namely film studies, sound engineering, photography and music production.