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Sports activities

As a Curro School, we believe that sport plays an 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 golf and Curro Tennis. While healthy competition is encouraged, the enjoyment of the game is not compromised.

 

We’re hosting a chess academy

Chess helps to stimulate thinking patterns such as logical analysis, problem-solving and forward-thinking analytical skills. In addition, chess improves skills and aptitude for subjects such as Mathematics. Therefore, we have our specialised Curro Durbanville Chess Academy on premises in association with African Chess Lounge, which provides personal chess classes through a unique syllabus and flexible timeslots.

Learners may choose between individual and group lessons (maximum of 6 learners), as well as a workshop sessions and online coaching. While individual lessons allow greater personal attention, group lessons have great advantages. Such advantages include learning from others’ strategies, developing team spirit, and engaging in a fun social setting.

For more information, visit African Chess Lounge’s website.

 

Cultural activities

Culture is one of the pillars on which our school’s identity was built. Our learners have the opportunity to participate in several cultural activities, regardless of their interests and abilities in sport or academics.

Our drama department holds a big, professional production every two years while our choirs participate in various music competitions and eisteddfods every year, e.g. the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod, the Tygerberg International Eisteddfod as well as the Johann Vos piano competition. We have also had learners playing at the Hugo Lambrechts Concerto Festival. 

Curro Durbanville also has several clubs and societies that allow learners with similar interests to build relationships and collaborate in various projects.

 

Curro Create

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.

 

Soft-skills development programme

We aim to educate our high school learners on skills that are highly sought after in the workplace and in the world beyond their classroom. Therefore, we offer a soft-skills development programme to help with skills such as communication, leadership, work ethic, and more. We believe that soft-skills development will equip our learners with vital characteristics for a successful life and will help them differentiate themselves from others in the workplace one day.

 

MySchool RPC initiative

MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is one of South Africa’s biggest fundraising programmes, raising over R3 million every month for over 9 000 schools, charities and animal welfare or environmental organisations. MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet allows you to make a difference just by shopping, because every time you swipe your card at any of their 12 national or numerous local partners they will (at absolutely no cost to you) donate on your behalf to the school or the cause you choose. This programme is an initiative of our school’s Representative Parent Committee (RPC).

Get your free card today by clicking here.

 

Curro Alumni

Curro Alumni aims to reconnect former matriculants with one another and keep them updated on developments within the Curro family. By treasuring our past, we can build our future together. We hope to build a meaningful and personal connection with our members by sharing their success stories and staying updated on their lives through social media.

Alumni members enjoy several benefits, including exclusive offers for their children at selected schools. View Curro Alumni’s website for more information.

Read the success stories of some of our learners on Curro Alumni’s website: