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Meridian Karino primary school is an independent Meridian school in the Karino Lifestyle Estate, Mbombela (Nelspruit), that offers high-quality education for learners from Grade RR to Grade 7. With controlled class sizes, dedicated teachers and focused sports and cultural activities, we try to ensure affordable school fees without compromising our academic standards, 21st-century skills or our enhanced curriculum.
As a Meridian school, our school is managed by Curro as part of a joint venture with Old Mutual and the Public Investment Corporation.
Foundation phase: Grade RR to Grade 3
With dedicated teachers and affordable school fees, our foundation phase starts by providing the emotional and intellectual foundation required to handle the formal learning that starts in Grade 1. Through our enhanced curriculum, we then gradually develop learners’ 21st-century 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. As a Meridian school, learners even benefit from being introduced to Robotics through Duplo Lego. From 2022, learners in Grade 3 will have Siswati as a conversational language subject.
Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7
In these grades, learners are taught to work with the learned material in an abstract manner. The nature of the content gradually builds from being tangible and real to more intellectual and abstract. We also prepare our learners for high school by teaching them to work more independently, and how to apply the material (21st-century skills and concepts) they have learned rather than just memorising it. Through our enhanced curriculum, we also promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging them to make their own choices within well-established boundaries.
As a school managed by Curro, teaching takes place in English, while Siswati and Afrikaans are offered as additional language options for all learners in the primary school.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
Meridian Karino activities
At Meridian Karino, we believe that participation in sports and cultural activities plays an important role in promoting health, discipline, self-confidence and community. Therefore, our focused activities are designed to help learners discover their inherent talents, or broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework, as part of our affordable school fees. Our extramural activities are offered by external tutors or coaches. These are offered at an additional cost and generally take place on the school’s premises.
We have 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).