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Curro Douglasdale has a primary school phase in Douglasdale, Johannesburg, that provides high-quality education to learners from Grade R to Grade 5 with higher grades phasing in annually. With small class sizes, dedicated teachers, and an enhanced curriculum, we empower learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into high-performing, self-confident individuals who are ready to become the leaders of the future. Our learners may use tablets in class, and our school fees even include breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
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 our school fees even include specialised subjects such as Robotics and having isiZulu 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 Robotics and learners from this phase onwards may use tablets in class to enhance their learning experience.
We use tablets in class
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. All learning material is included in our school fees, although there may be an additional cost in certain e-learning material. Such information can be confirmed at our school.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Curro Douglasdale activities
As a Curro School, we believe that participation in sports and cultural activities plays an important role in developing a well-rounded learner and promoting friendship, team-awareness and self-confidence. Therefore, our wide range of activities are designed to help learners discover their inherent talents, or to broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. Participation in these activities is generally included in our school fees, although sporting events, sports clothing, and certain equipment may be at an additional cost.
As a Curro School, culture is one of the foundational pillars of developing a well-balanced learner and plays a great role in broadening learners’ reference frameworks. Our learners have the opportunity to participate in several cultural activities, regardless of their interests and abilities in sport or academics.
These activities introduce learners to valuable experiences and real-life skills that few other platforms allow. Participation in cultural activities provides learners with self-confidence and presentation skills that will benefit them well into their professional lives.
While participation in sports and cultural activities is generally included in our school fees, extramural activities are offered at an additional cost. These activities, hosted by private tutors and coaches, often provide more specialised training and teaching, and focus on skills beyond what our school offers.