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Curro Thatchfield is an independent school in Thatchfield Hills, Centurion that provides high-quality education for learners from Grade R to Grade 12. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum empower learners with 21st-century skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals and to reach their personal, educational and eventual workplace goals. We are unique in that we have an excellent drum majorettes team and some of our specialised subject include Robotics and Technology. Our dedicated teachers and well-rounded approach prepare learners for the IEB examinations at the end of Grade 12.
We also have a Group 5 (5 years old) class at our primary school, but since they follow the internally developed nursery school programme, the offering is included on Curro Castle Thatchfield’s webpage. At the Castle, we accommodate children from 3 years old.
We offer Robotics and Technology as specialised subjects
Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum provides learners with an inherent dedication to hard work and excellence as well as 21st-century skills to prepare them for the workplace of the future. To that end, our classrooms and facilities are fitted with state-of-the-art tools and learners use tablets in the classrooms rather than textbooks from the intermediate phase onwards. We also offer specialised subjects such as Robotics and Technology.
What else do we offer?
At Curro Thatchfield, we balance academic excellence with sports and cultural well-being, thereby ensuring that learners develop into well-rounded individuals.
Our dedicated teachers also offer homework-and-support classes to help learners that need extra help with the material. Beyond our enhanced curriculum, we also offer several enjoyable and enriching activities, such as excursions, concerts, special day celebrations, personal development, and elevated education workshops. Although teaching takes place in English, we offer Afrikaans, isiZulu and Setswana as optional additional languages. Learners are prepared for the IEB examination.
How do we apply 21st-century learning?
At Curro Thatchfield, we incorporate technology in our teaching methods by using tablets in the classroom. Rather than heavy textbooks, learners from the intermediate phase onward have the option to use software to view and study from an e-book. 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.
Children learn best when they are actively involved in the learning process. Therefore, our classroom setups and teaching methods encourage learners to interact with the learned material by making discoveries for themselves or testing information they had just read. By experiencing the work rather than simply memorising it, learners gain a greater understanding of the concepts and are able to apply their minds in an exam as well as in practice.
Furthermore, many of our specialised subjects develop 21st-century skills that will greatly benefit learners in their future workplace. Other than Robotics and Technology, these subjects include Engineering Graphics and Design, Information Technology, and Visual Arts
Which activities do we offer?
We believe that participation in activities plays an important role in promoting health, team-awareness, discipline 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 discover their inherent talents and broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. These activities are generally included in the school fees.
Our drum majorettes have even participated in the South African Majorette and Cheerleading Association national championship, and featured in a Samsung Galaxy A30 advertisement in 2019.
What else is nearby?
Curro Thatchfield is conveniently located between several gated communities, such as Thatchfield Close, Thatchfield Ridge Estate and Thatchfield Gardens. Surrounded by neighbourhoods such as Olievenhoutbosch, Brakfontein and Heuweloord, our school is also near Thatchfield Golf Club, The Reeds Spar, Mall@55 as well as the Forest Hill City mall.