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Curro Nelspruit is a leading independent school situated in the tranquil hills of The Rest Nature Estate, Nelspruit (Mbombela) that provides high-quality education to learners from Grade R to Grade 12 with a focus on developing 21st-century learning skills. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum empower learners with skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals. With specialised subjects and dedicated teachers, our well-rounded approach prepares learners for the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) examination at the end of Grade 12. Teaching takes place in English or Afrikaans, but Siswati is offered as additional language option.
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 Nelspruit’s webpage. At the Castle, we accommodate children from 4 months old.
What do we offer?
At Curro Nelspruit, 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 NumberSense programme) and building to a variety of specialised subjects (such as Robotics and Engineering Graphics and Design) in primary and high school.
We develop 21st-century learning skills
Our enhanced curriculum, taught in English and Afrikaans, incorporates a project-based learning approach, while our dedicated teachers and recreational activities aim to make learning a fun experience. We also incorporate 21st-century learning by using e-learning devices in the classroom for certain subjects from Grade 6 onwards. Our learners are prepared for the IEB examination at the end of Grade 12, and we focus on a greater world-readiness rather than merely an exam-driven approach.
Our high school learners further benefit from various subject-specific excursions as well as advanced programmes in Mathematics and English while our primary school learners have specific culture periods every Friday.
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.
How do we use technology in the classroom?
Our school’s classrooms are fitted with 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 Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design, and by using tablets (e-books) and/or than textbooks for certain subjects from the intermediate phase onwards. 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 Nelspruit?
Curro Nelspruit is situated in the tranquil hills of The Rest Nature Estate, Nelspruit (Mbombela). Our school is surrounded by residential areas such as Sonheuwel and West Acres. Nearby shopping centres include Riverview Shopping Centre and I’langa Mall and the beautiful Mbombela Golf Club is a stone’s throw away for a round of golf. We also offer school transport to and from Malelane, Ngodwana, Sabie and White River with additional routes being added based on demand.