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Curro Hazeldean is a leading independent school in Hazeldean, Pretoria East, that provides high-quality education to learners from Grade R to Grade 12. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum offered in English and Afrikaans empower learners with skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals. With specialised subjects such as makerspace, Robotics and Engineering Graphics and Design as well as dedicated teachers, our well-rounded approach prepares learners for the IEB (Independent Examination Board) examination at the end of Grade 12.
Our nursery school, Curro Castle Hazeldean, offers an integrated play-based programme to learners from 2 years to 5 years. View their webpage to see how we apply our internally-developed programme to support your child’s early learning and development goals.
What do we offer?
At Curro Hazeldean, we balance academic excellence with sports and cultural activities that ensure learners develop into well-rounded individuals. We provide a strong educational foundation starting with carefully designed programmes in Grade R (such as the Bazoo integrated literacy programme) and building to a variety of specialised subjects, such as makerspace, Robotics and Engineering Graphics and Design, in primary and high school respectively.
Our enhanced curriculum, taught in English and Afrikaans, incorporates a project-based learning approach, and has seen our learners excel particularly in the sciences – several of our learners have won awards at the provincial Eskom Expo for Young Scientists.
Our dedicated teachers and recreational activities aim to make learning a fun experience. We also incorporate 21st-century learning by using tablets in the classroom for certain subjects, rather than textbooks. We strive to prepare our learners to approach the IEB exams at the end of Grade 12 with confidence in the knowledge that they are fully prepared in every aspect.
What does our boarding school offer?
Curro Hazeldean’s boarding school offers safe accommodation for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Between one and two boarders are allocated to a room and cared for by live-in, competent boarding staff. Our boarding school includes laundry and housekeeping facilities and comfortable study areas The safety and well-being of your child is our priority – affording you peace of mind knowing that your child is happy and well cared for.
Which activities do we offer?
We believe that participation in sports and cultural activities plays an important role in promoting friendship, team-awareness and self-confidence in addition to physical and social well-being. Therefore, we offer a wide variety of sports and cultural activities, including Curro Create programmes, aimed at helping learners develop interests and talents that might otherwise have been undiscovered. Our learners also benefit from specialised activities such as Curro Tennis, golf, mountain biking, and much more. Chess and swimming form part of the curriculum in the foundation phase.
How do we use technology in the classroom?
Our school’s modern classrooms are fitted with the latest learning tools aimed at providing our learners with an enhanced learning experience. In Grade R, the Duplo Lego programme introduces thinking patterns such as creative thinking and problem solving through fun, innovative play. These thinking patterns form the basis for an understanding of later Robotics studies.
Our learners further benefit from 21st-century learning by gaining skills relevant to the workplace of the future in subjects such as Robotics and Technology, and by using tablets (e-books) rather than textbooks for certain subjects as well as all the Microsoft products available to them. Using innovative technology allows teachers to provide a wealth of information at the touch of a button and better prepares learners for the workplace of the future.
What else is near Curro Hazeldean?
Curro Hazeldean is nestled among beautiful suburbs of Equestria, Faerie Glen and Lynnwood Ridge. Surrounding residential estates include Silverwoods Country Estate, Willow Acres Estate, Silver Lakes Golf Estate, and the Newmarks Estate. Other nearby attractions include Silver Woods Office Park, Silver Lakes Golf Club and SuperSpar Silver Oaks.