LIMPOPO: Curro Heuwelkruin greets their matric class of 2018. Watch the video here.
Congratulations to Nicola Bezuidenhout and Jaco Coetsee who participated in the Eskom International Science Expo at Birchwood during the holidays. Nicola received a gold medal and Jaco a silver. We are extremely proud of the two ambassadors of Curro Langebaan!
Curro Aurora and Curro Blues invite all cheerleaders, those interested in cheerleading and heads of sport at schools to join our cheerleading festival.
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Time: 09:00 - 15:00
Venue: Curro Aurora, Puttick Road, Sundowner, Randburg
For more information, contact Steve Krause at firstname.lastname@example.org
An exciting day of touch rugby!
Date: Friday, 26 October 2018
Time: Matches start at 15:00
Venue: Curro Mossel Bay
Entry fee: R50 per team of five players
For more information about this event contact Curro Mossel Bay on 044 693 3488 or email@example.com
Giovanna Palacio Grade 7, has been selected for the final round of the under 13 girls KZN Cricket trials. We wish you all the best for 20 October 2018.
We have the pleasure of reporting on another great tournament Curro Durbanville participated in:
Curro Durbanville took part in the Brackenfell under 13 4-pot-tennis tournament on Saturday 13 October. Congratulations to the following players: Sagen Hugo on winning his section, Tiaan Carstens who came 5th, Maria Inggs who also came 5th and Milla Kotze (only in Grade 4) who came 3rd overall in her section.
We are proud of all of you!
Curro Krugersdorp movie night!
Date: 2 November 2018
Venue: Curro Krugersdorp
Come and enjoy a fun-filled evening of movies and yummy eats.
Awesome food vendors to tickle your taste buds.
We are proud to announce the deputy head boy and girl for 2019: Miguel Dias and Zuziwe Mayenjane and our head boy and girl 2019: Bavukile Vilane and Bianke Lottering.
INTRODUCING OUR EXECUTIVE HEAD - MRS LISA DOWDS
Lisa obtained her BA Communications degree from the North-West University, majoring in international politics and communications, with the intention of becoming a diplomat.
After studying she travelled internationally and upon returning to South Africa, she joined the Flight Centre group as a travel consultant. She moved into the training division after managing her own branch in Rosebank. She also worked in the SAA training division to train the retail travel consultants in their sister company, South African Travel Centre.
From here, her passion for training and mentoring individuals began and she started lecturing at Damelin and then at Varsity College. She completed her PGCE and was appointed head of department at Dowerglen High School. In 2015 she was appointed as principal.
She is currently busy with her final honours year in education management.
Her desire to learn more and develop and grow as an individual, as well as to enhance the South African education system, prompted her to join the private education sector by accepting the position of Executive Head of Curro Academy Parkdene in Boksburg. This is a brand-new school and she will be overseeing the pre-primary, primary and high school.
Her present goal is to obtain her doctorate degree as well as to write and illustrate a children’s book.
Back to school tomorrow! We would like to wish all our learners the best of luck for the fourth term.
During the Spur inter high school race in Magaliesburg this holiday, Chloe made us very proud in her Curro outfit, by winning the race. She is unbeatable and we want to congratulate her on this achievement. The second day she was racing with her KZN friends in the Inter Provincial Race where she completed in second place. KZN came third of the 5 provinces.
MOSSEL BAY CRICKET TOURNAMENT
This past weekend Curro Durbanville's under 13A cricket team participated in the annual Mossel Bay Cricket Tournament.
Our boys played four T20 matches including the bronze medal playoffs against our neighbors, Durbanville Cricket Club.
Fahad Khan scored some good runs off the bat and Phillip Ritter took 5 wickets against Durbanville CC.
Between some good cricket the team still had some tine to have some fun at the beach and water parks.
Thank you Mr Jeanne and Mr Chad for making this a tour to remember.
We are so proud of this very young team and wish them all the best for the upcoming season.
OPEN DAY AT CURRO CASTLE THATCHFIELD!
3 months to Grade R.
Experience our school in action!
Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Come visit our beautiful facilities and meet our passionate teachers.
For more information contact us on 012 652 2906 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Saturday, one of our Group 5 children joined the Muzukids group and played her violin on top of Table Mountain Capetown. The Muzukids concept, brainchild of Maria Botha, aims to reach all children from all areas and backgrounds, while allowing them the opportunity to play violin - this concert was an invitation from Table Mountain Cable Way to celebrate their 89th anniversary. Well done, you are very brave.
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Curro Westbrook won 3rd place for the best stand at the Herald Kids and Baby Expo which was held at the Boardwalk this weekend. Well done to the Curro Westbrook team and the marketer, Mrs Viljoen. We are proud of your achievements.
On Saturday, 23 September 2018, the South African Mathematics Foundation (SAMF) hosted their awards ceremony for the top achievers of the SAMF Olympiad programme. There were just over 100 000 participants who entered round one alone. Curro Durbanville's Ralph McDougall (Grade 12) and Adri Wessels (Grade 11) battled their way through 3 rounds to become the top achievers in the South African Maths Olympiad.
At Saturday's awards ceremony Adri Wessels was awarded SECOND PLACE and Ralph McDougall achieved FIRST PLACE nationally! Ralph delivered a heartfelt speech at the ceremony as this is his last year of taking part in the competition.
We are extremely proud of these learners and congratulate them both on their outstanding achievements!
Congratulations to all our senior learners who received awards at the Grade 12 prize giving.
The top three Grade 12 learners:
3rd place - Danilo von Ludwiger
2nd place - Sharzaan Putter
1st place and the Dux learner - Johané Berry
The Rector' s trophy was awarded to Danilo von Ludwiger and Jacolene Brand.
Leaders of 2019
Deputy head boy - Michael Thynsma
Deputy head girl - Tylo Blaauw
Head boy - Henco Rieckert
Head girl - Marné Rieckert
Curro Durbanville hosted the annual CR van der Merwe Tennis Tournament from 19-21 September 2018.
With rain delay on Day 1, matches were moved and an extra round had to be played on Day 2 and 3.
Here are the results...
Curro Durbanville Boys:
vs Eversdal 5-11
vs Gene Louw 10-6
vs Eikestad B 10-7
vs Stellenbosch 3-14
vs Eikestad A 0-16
Curro Durbanville boys ended 4th overall!
Curro Durbanville Girls:
vs Eversdal 16-0
vs Gene Louw 14-3
vs Eikestad B 16-0
vs Stellenbosch 16-0
vs Eikestad A 9-7
Curro Durbanville girls won the tournament for the first time.
Well done to all our tennis stars!
#CurroDurbanvilleSport @ Curro Durbanville Independent School
Photo credit: Luigi Bennett Photography
Our drummies participated in the Majorette World Federation III Championship hosted in Cape Town from 20 to 22 September 2018. CTF showcased their small drill display, competing against six other Elite Primary teams.
The result for each division were as follows
Leader - 5th
Sub leaders - 2nd
Squad - 1st
Display - 3rd
Overall - 2nd place, bringing home a trophy and silver medals.
Well done girls, for being a part of MWF and South African history and for making us so VERY PROUD!
Curro Nationals final results at Curro Hillcrest. Our players did us proud in all the sports codes.
u/13A - 4th
u/13B - 8th
u/11A - 4th
u/11B - 8th
u/13A - 4th
u/13B - 8th
u/11A - 4th
u/11B - 7th
u/13B - 8th
u/13A boys - 2nd
u/13B boys - 4th
u/11A boys - 2nd
u/11B boys - 6th
u/13A girls - 2nd
u/13B girls - 5th
u/11A girls - 3rd
u/11B girls - 5th
Well done teams!
Our boys and girls that participated in Nationals as part of the Western Cape Disa team hosted at Hillcrest this year really played their hearts out! The Rugby boys managed to win the Blue Bulls nationals team 30 to 0 and the Netball girls has been declared as Nationals champions! Well done to all the boys and girls! You make us tremendously proud!
Congratulations to Tyra-lee Brett-Poole, one of our Gr 11 learners, who participated at the Goju Karate South African championships and world trials and was selected to go to the Goju World Championships 2019 in Malaysia ! We are so very proud of you!
Nkangala Big Schools Champions
Only the top spot in the league was good enough for our cricket boys, they remained undefeated in 7 league games. Absolutely marvelous!
Thank you to all our Castle learners and parents for donating cupcakes for this very worthy cause 💕💕 Over R18 000 was raised.
Is this a sign that 'AI' (Adolescent Intelligence.... ,sorry Artificial Intelligence) is taking over the world. Well done to the Mind(Storm)Troopers for their hard work, dedication and concentration. Miss Rix has been programmed, I mean appointed specifically for this reason. I actually think she enjoys it even more than all of you. To the rest of the Robotics Club, well done to you as well, especially the Grade 3's. You did amazing work and were the best in your categories as well. Hopefully they will include your category in the Nationals next year. Curro Brackenfell is SUPER PROUD of all of you. That means ALL of the Robotics Club learners! You are Awesome!
Join us for our Grade 8 information evening.
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Time: 18:00 - 19:00
Venue: Curro Westbrook
Bookings are essential. Please contact Melissa to make a booking on: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you all there!
Ofentse Maubane, a matric learner from Curro Heuwelkruin in Polokwane has tackled his way forward to secure success in being selected for the South African U/18 Sevens rugby squad that will participate in the Youth Olympic Games held in Buenos Aires between 7-14 October 2018.
“Being chosen to represent Team South Africa at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games has been a whirlwind ride,” notes Maubane. To get the team geared for the tournament, the squad will be convening for a rigorous training camp between 21-23 September at the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport.
Racking up achievements on the rugby scoreboard, Maubane has a strong history of accolades that are setting him up for grand success. In 2017, he captained the U/17 Sevens Limpopo team and was selected for the U/17 SA Sevens team, while also making the cut for the U/18 15-man Limpopo Craven Week team. Earlier this year, he was selected for the SA U/18 Sevens squad participating in the Windhoek International 7’s Tournament which took place in March.
It was in primary school that Maubane discovered the game of tackles and scrums, and immediately fell in love with the sport. It was during this period that his talent raised a few interested eyebrows. Fast-track a few years on, Maubane began testing his skills in the seven-man rugby game and from there, started to make a name for himself. “Watching Ofentse’s nifty sidestepping, solid defense and dynamite pace on the field is something we look forward to during every training session. It’s seldom that you come across such incredible young talent,” boasts Curro Heuwelkruin rugby coaches, André Hay and Eben Lingenfelder.
With a blossoming Sevens rugby career ahead, the star sweeper and second receiver is excited to see what sporting doors will open for him in the future. “My ultimate goal? To join the Springbok Sevens Academy and grow my career from there. Playing alongside the likes of Cheslin Kolbe, Branco du Preez, Seabelo Senatla, and Rosko Specman would be a dream come true,” he concludes.
Some of our Grade 6-11 learners joined 300 learners from schools all over KZN in this big initiative where all the rubbish collected had to be recorded. All this info will be collated internationally and we will receive the outcome by the end of the year to see what is the biggest killers of our ocean life is.
We would like to wish our group of Grade 11 learners best of luck and Bon Voyage as they travel to Väjxö in Sweden for the Extended Academic Programme during the school holidays.
They will immerse themselves in the school life and Swedish culture and cousine. They will be staying with their host families and will in turn be hosting their exchange learner in February 2019.
The Grade 10 Geography learners built their own sustainable islands with water resources, livestock and amenities. The project fell under the heading "Population" in the syllabus. It was fun!
Well done to our under 14 boys for winning the Southern Peninsula Soccer 5-a-side League! The team is: Nasheef Matthews, Jared Sylvester, Caleb Avontuur, Mahmoud Zaghloul, Genildo Uando, Cassidy Beelders (Coach), Neo Mgudlwa, TJ Melane and Micah Ivy.
SAVE THE DATE!
Join Curro Serengeti for their open day on 13 October 2018.
Time: 09:00 - 11:00
Venue: Curro Serengeti
Surprise special offer!
Contact us for more information on 011 552 7081/2 or email email@example.com
We are so proud of the following two learners from Curro Bankenveld and Curro Nelspruit who won the Mpumalanga Spur Schools Cycling Series.
Wishing them the best of luck as they head-off to nationals as number 1 in the junior category.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2019 LEADERS:
Front row (l-r): Ms. Estelle Roodt, Nicky Govender (Deputy head boy), Jacques Rautenbach (Head boy), Mr. Colin Smith (Head of High School), Lolade Irinoye (Head girl), Stefany Kupersan (Deputy head girl), Mr. Kobus Cronjé
Back row (l-r): Jenna Michael, Siyara Biseswar, Paballo Mphahlele , Deandrea Matthÿser, Aqeela Naidoo, Michael Walker, Aliyah Abader, Alice Karato, Alex Papageorgiou, Tiago Camara, Lebogang Mphago
EXCITING NEWS! Meridian Pinehurst has been selected to feature on KykNET Uitblinkers, a series televised on kykNET Channel 146, which will showcase our cultural achievers, individuals as well as groups for Meridian Pinehurst .
The film crew will spend the day capturing various aspects of the school, interview learners and staff and end off the day with a concert in the school hall.
We invite parents, friends and family to attend the concert and be a part of the audience.
DATE: Tuesday, 18 September 2018
TIME: 18:30 to 21:00
VENUE: School Hall
TICKETS: R100 (adult) and R50 (scholars) available at reception.
These can be bought via your child/childrens register class teacher, at the receptions or on the night of the event.
We would like to congratulate our high school learners. This is our top 10 for term 2. Grade 8 to 12. Well done boys and girls. We are proud of you.. ~Never stop working hard~never stop dreaming~
PASTA QUIZ NIGHT!
Date: 12 October 2018
Time: 18:30 for 19:00
Place: Curro Heuwelkruin School
Cost: R100 per person OR R1000 per table
Pasta and side dishes will be served. Bring own beverages.
Gerald Spies: 083 275 3902
Estelle Smit: 082 564 3787
Curro Choir Festival | Koorfees
This event promises to be a joyous event featuring choirs from six Western Cape Curro schools.
All are welcome
Tickets available from the music department
021 975 6377 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Our drummies recently participated in the Gauteng trials where 65 drummies from 9 teams took part. Altogether 28 junior girls were selected and 10 out of the 28 girls who received their colours are from Curro Thatchfield! These selected girls will represent Gauteng at the national championship in July 2019 in East London.
Well done to Katleho Dichaba, Lwazi Mabena, Lathitha Mahlangeni, Lwazi Nsibande, Goitsimodimo Setshedi, Ntebogiseng Maseko, Keabetswe Morake, Tshegofatso Sebogodi, Thatogatsi Kgari and Siphithemba Mshengu. We are so very proud of you!
Well done to our cross country athletes that took part at the SA cross country Champ this past weekend. These athletes competed against the whole country and it is a great achievement just to take part in these Champs.
Gerrit Kroon - 10th
Lomon Basson - 24th
Christiaan Tryhou - 27th
Neil van Aardt - 52nd
Samuel Tryhou - 55th
Ane Janse van Rensburg - 81st
Julia van Aardt - 83rd
We are extremely proud of you!
Well done to our High School Choir. They walked away with the trophy at the Benoni Eisteddfod with a result of 89%.
Don’t miss out on this amazing offer - apply this term for 2019 to receive our special!
Congratulations to our newly elected learner council for 2019. We are very proud to announce our head prefects:
Head Boy: Dumisani Mkwanazi
Head Girl: Cassidy Weir
Deputy head boy: Adam Dickinson
Deputy head girl: Nontokozo Thibedi
Eskom Expo for Young Scientists
Three Curro Durbanville Primary School learners, Mila Crous (Grade 6), Lisa Bezuidenhoud (Grade 7) and Michael La Grange (Grade 6), participated in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists in August.
This annual event, the largest of the four Eskom Expos hosted in the Western Cape, was held at the UCT Sports Centre. This year, 439 projects from both primary and high schools across the Cape, were entered in the Cape Town Expo.
We are exceptionally proud of our learners, who all did extremely well at Expo. Both Lisa and Mila came home with bronze and Michael was awarded a silver medal for his investigation.
Our congratulations to these budding scientists.
Well done to our u/10 and u/11 cricket teams that played against Bergland today.
U/10’s won by 7 wickets
U/11’s won by 108 runs
Well done boys and thank you coaches!
What a memorable day for the Curro Senior Marimba band, together with Ms I van Zyl (Head of Music Department) and Mr C van Nieting (Marimba band coordinator), welcoming Minister B.S Madikizela (Department Human settelments) and Overstrand Executive Mayor, Mr D Coetzee.
This was all part for Hawston's Title Deeds handover that took place yesterday, 3 September 2018.
Watch the video here.
Come and find out more about our new school opening in Protea Glen Soweto in January 2019. 🎉
Grade R – Grade 8, higher grades to phase in annually.
Date: 15 September
Place: Protea Glen New Activity Rooms/ Community Hall; Wild Chestnut Street, Protea Glen Soweto
For more information visit our website: https://bit.ly/2NaGp0R
See you there!
Join us this Saturday on the 8th of September from 09:00 to 10:00 at our information meeting.
Venue: Durbanville Hills
Tea,coffee and scones will be provided and all children are welcome to attend.
We can't wait to see you there!
Congratulations to Mawethu Bodlani, in Grade 4, who took part in an International Golf Tournament recently and finished 6th on a 3-day tournament in San Lameer. In the past month he also he finished 2nd in Umhlali country club and 3rd in Kloof Country Club. In both those tournaments, he received beautiful trophies and a medal in San Lameer. We are very proud of his achievements!
Congratulations to 4 of our u/13 tennis players for winning silver medals at Cossasa: Sarel Janse van Rensburg, Dian Calitz, Oliver Leicher and Ruben Nel.
TENNIS REPORT: Absolute Menlo Tournament
Curro Durbanville's FIRST Team tennis boys did extremely well at the Absolute Menlo Tennis Tournament which took place between 23-25 August 2018.
Here are the results:
Round 1 - Curro Durbanville lost to Cradock 8-11, lost to Waterkloof 0-21, beat Zwartkop 12-7. Our boys ended 3rd in our group playing out for places 5 to 8.
We beat Potch GIM 13-6, beat Cradock 9-3. Curro Durbanville came 5th overall in the tournament.
Well played boys!
Pictured, from the left to right: Kyler Hugo, Brendan Nagel, Marno Carstens and Nicholas van Aken.
Special offer available on your enrolment fee when you enrol for 2019 on Friday, 7 September 2018.
This offer is valid for one day only.
Don't miss out!
Curro Nelspruit Rugby has been nominated in the SA School sports action photo competition.
Please vote for us on the link below:
Or follow the below instructions:
Go to www.saschoolsports.co.za
* Click on competitions (Top right)
* Click on Pic of the month
* Vote for Curro
African drum performance at Mosaïk Winterfest was a huge success. Thank you to each learner for their hard work and each parent for their dedicated support.
Watch the video here.