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Welcome to

Meridian Karino

Meridian Karino is an independent school in the Karino Lifestyle Estate, Mbombela (Nelspruit) that offers high-quality education for learners from 5 years to Grade 12. With controlled class sizes, dedicated teachers and a variety of sports and cultural activities, we try to ensure affordable school fees without compromising our academic standards or 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.


What do we offer?

At Meridian Karino, we develop learners into well-rounded individuals by cultivating a lasting love for learning in a safe, stable environment. Our enhanced curriculum provides a strong basis in the foundation phase through specialised programmes (such as the Bazoo integrated literacy programme) and continues to build the skills and knowledge required to succeed later on in primary school and high school.

Our academics are complemented by focused activities that provide physical and intellectual enrichment and our learners are prepared for the NSC (National Senior Certificate) matric examination at the end of Grade 12. Although teaching takes place in English, Afrikaans and Siswati are offered as additional language options in all grades and our boarding school accommodates learners from Grade 4.

Our learners also benefit from dedicated teachers who go beyond academics to model positive behaviour such as integrity, commitment, respect and self-worth.


What does our boarding school offer?

Meridian Karino’s boarding school offers safe, modern housing for learners from Grade 4 to Grade 12. With two boarders per room, laundry and housekeeping facilities, comfortable learning areas, and wholesome meals that accommodate all dietary requirements, our boarding school is a safe, comforting home away from home. With live-in teachers and assistants at the boarding school, learners benefit from more contact time with teachers.


Which activities do we offer?

We believe that participation in sports and cultural activities plays an important role in promoting health, team-awareness, discipline and self-confidence. Therefore, we offer a wide variety of activities from which learners may choose. Many of our activities are designed to help learners discover their inherent talents, or to broaden their exposure beyond their current reference framework. These activities are generally included in the school fees.


How do we use technology in the classroom?

As a Curro-managed school, all classrooms for subjects such as Physical Sciences and Computer Applications Technology are fitted with 21st-century learning tools and equipment to ensure that learners gain skills that will help them adjust in the ever-changing workplace of the future.

Our Grades 4 to 6 learners benefit from robotics integration within Natural Sciences while the high school learners use e-learning devices (tablets) rather than textbooks for specific subjects. 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 nearby?

Situated in the beautiful Karino Lifestyle Estate, Meridian Karino is just 12 km outside Mbombela on Malelane Road with Kanyamazane Road providing easy access to Ntokozweni East and Tekwane South; bordering the Crocodile River.


For more information on what Meridian Karino offers, view our fact sheet and fees letter, contact us for a school tour, or enrol your child.


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Schools and Education Investment Impact Fund South Africa

The Schools and Education Investment Impact Fund South Africa (Schools Fund) is South Africa’s very first education impact fund; its primary focus is to improve national levels of education by creating access to affordable independent schools while also aiming to deliver commercially acceptable returns to investors.

The Fund, managed by Old Mutual Alternative Investments’ Impact Funds team, finances the building of new schools and upgrades to existing buildings, as well as providing the finance for education-related requirements.  The Fund partners with expert education operators to deliver the desired education outcomes.

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