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Curro Castle Aurora
Curro Castle Aurora is an independent school in Sundowner, Randburg that provides high-quality early childhood development for children from 2,5 years to 5 years. Our small class sizes allow dedicated teachers to engage each child in our internally developed play-based curriculum and to build strong, caring relationships with each child.
Our school is on the same campus as Curro Aurora, which allows children to easily progress from nursery school to primary school in a familiar environment, However, our building is separate from the primary and high school buildings to improve access control and ensure the children’s safety on the playground.
What do we offer?
At Curro Castle Aurora, we created a safe, nurturing centre of learning for children from 2,5 years to 5 years. Our carefully designed classrooms and engaging playgrounds encourage children to explore a wide variety of experiences through play and developmental activities, aimed at developing a curious mind and creative thinking.
We also accommodate Grade R learners in our Castle. However, as their daily activities and programmes are built into the foundation phase of primary school, please refer to our primary school webpage for information on our Grade R offering.
Our classes are divided by age group and each teacher has one or more class assistants, depending on the number of children in the class. Furthermore, our internally developed programme incorporates the latest research in physical and cognitive development, such as encouraging loose-parts play that boosts creativity and curiosity, above playing with single-purpose toys. The programme even includes activities built around Lego Soft Bricks that form the important early foundations for later Robotics studies.
Furthermore, our early drop-off times allow parents to drop their children at school from 07:00, or earlier if arranged through our early-bird service. Our aftercare keeps children safe on the campus until 17:30 and we host a variety of fun-filled programmes during the school holidays.
Which activities do we offer?
We believe that participation in extramural activities plays an important role in promoting friendship and self-confidence in addition to physical and social well-being. We offer activities provided by external companies that focus on elements of a child’s talents or preferences. Activities range from ball skills to core development, from coding to experiments and from music to mathematics.
How do we ensure safety in our school?
Our strict security measures ensure the safety of our children. Access to the campus is restricted through biometric access, while CCTV cameras monitor our reception area. Visitors need to sign in to gain access and the number of visitors per class is limited. Children are collected from the classroom and are signed in and out daily to ensure that they remain safe and accounted for.
What else is nearby Curro Castle Aurora?
Curro Castle Aurora is situated in Sundowner and is easily accessible from Beyers Naudé Drive, Northumberland Avenue and CR Swart Road. Nestled between neighbourhoods such as Honeydew, Randpark Ridge and Northriding, our school is close to the Sundowner Park, as well as residential estates such as Olive Crest Estate, Eagle Canyon Golf Estate, Jackal Creek Golf Estate, Falcon Ridge, Ezulweni, Carpe Diem and the Villa Nicole complex.