We are excited to announce that four new schools will be opening in January 2020 – two Academy schools and two DigiEd schools.
Click on the links below for more information:
Click here if you would like to apply for a vacancy at any of these schools.
Chosen from more than 9 000 learners from the Curro family of schools throughout South Africa and Namibia, the Kryptonite recipients (who scored 95% and higher) represent the best of Curro's performance talent. They will showcase their talents in a night of spectacle: The Kryptonite Concert.
The 9-year-old piano prodigy; the 16-year-old girl with the voice of a mature jazz singer; the matric dancer who can walk onto any stage worldwide right now; the young actor who will break your art. These performers and more will be joined on stage by their Curro Arts Superhero mentors, namely Sarah Theron, Anthea Thompson, Lee Piedt and Melissa van der Spuy.
Limited seats are available for this celebration of youthful brilliance. Book now to avoid disappointment!
Book now at quicket.co.za or follow the links above for easy referral.
Created and directed by Hennie van Greunen and Pedro Kruger for Curro Create.
All interested learners wanting to enrol at Woodhill College are welcome to attend our 'Experience the Woodhill Factor Day' on 25 July 2019.
Spend a school day as a Woodhill learner to get a feel for the school and what we have to offer.
Kindly register by sending an email to email@example.com.
Ntiyiso Mukhari, a Grade 8 learner at Northern Academy in Limpopo has just become a published author. At 14, she launched her debut book, Life's Journey, on Saturday 29 June 2019.
Ntiyiso spent six months writing this Christian novel about the struggles of a girl growing up while contending with a multitude of challenges, including child abuse and abduction, while gradually finding her path to God.
Through this book, Ntiyiso hopes to inspire her peers to live life to the fullest. She attributes her love of language to her teachers at Northern Academy who pushed her to realise her dream of becoming a novelist.
For information on how to purchase your copy of Life's Journey, contact Amukelani on 082 979 9027.
Curro Holdings and Curro Academy Protea Glen, as part of its Curro Legacy Project, handed over three new sports facilities to the communities of Protea Glen and Protea City last Thursday. The upgrade entailed revamping, resurfacing, repainting and refencing the previously neglected grounds.
'We realise how sport brings South Africans together and would like to thank the Protea Glen community and Ward 13 Councillor, George Mahlangu, for letting us assist in upgrading the communal facilities so that the whole community benefits,' said John Bisset, General Manager at Curro Holdings.
The sports grounds are now open to the community in time for the winter holidays. The revamped grounds provide space for tennis, six-a-side, basketball, netball and volleyball.
Click here to read the full article posted by The Sowetan Urban.
She also won a number of other awards on the evening:
Furthermore, she has made the Gauteng West team for dressage, performance riding, working riding, equitation, show jumping, working hunter and handy hunter.
Khareece Maree, a learner of Curro Hermanus, has published her second book at the tender age of 13.
Khareece – who wrote the book when she was 11 – has been at Curro Hermanus since Grade RR and excels academically. Her parents published her book, The Triple Spies, as a birthday gift. Her first book, Pony in my Pocket, was published as a gift from her grandparents.
The Triple Spies will be launched at an open event at Curro Hermanus on Monday, 15 July at 12:00 – 14:00. Signed copies of the book will be on sale after the event.
Photo credit: Hermanus Times
Muhammad Zia Shaik, a Grade 4 learner from Curro Aurora is well on his way to becoming a great poet. His poetry has already been published in newspapers in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
'Every day, you see emotions in people everywhere, and some of them are sadly negative. I decided to write a poem to make people feel happy and positive and to help inspire change in the environment around us,' he said.
Muhammad draws inspiration from those close to him. 'The people who inspire me the most in life are my mom and dad. They inspire and motivate me every day to keep following my passion.'
He would like to pursue his poetry, his dreams are set elsewhere. 'I love my poetry, but my real dream is to become a scientist.'
Click here to read Muhammad's poem, entitled Mom, in the full article on Randburg Sun's website.
Several learners from Curro Heuwelkruin have been invited to a World Robotics Olympiad Friendship International Tournament in Denmark. The tournament will be held from 30 July to 4 August 2019.
These learners are Alisha Calokechi, Alessio Calokechi, Luna Leon Rodriques, Carla Schulenburg, Mia Meyer and Wouter Chalmers.
A learner from Curro Hazeldean, Claire le Roux, will be representing South Africa at the Commonwealth Chess Championships in India during the holiday.
ARTS International helps adults and youth aspiring to be actors, models, dancers, and singers cut through all of the red-tape in this industry to find healthy success. Previous winners have continued to reach international platforms such as New York Fashion Week, Broadway, Disney, CW’s Riverdale, Nickelodeon, So You Think You Can Dance, ABC, CBS, NBC, and The Voice.
Good luck, Ntokozo. We hope you enjoy the experience.
Curro Durbanville learner, Adri Wessels (Grade 12) received joint first place in the annual UCT Mathematics competition. In addition, Adri had achieved four first places and one second places at the competition during his high school years. Therefore, he was awarded the Lesley Reeler trophy for overall top performance over five consecutive years of participation.
Adri is one of the three Western Cape International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) 2019 team members who will represent South Africa in Bath, United Kingdom, in July this year.
We are very proud of Adri and his achievements and look forward to seeing what his future has in store.
Five learners from Curro Academy Mahikeng recently represented South Africa at the World Dance Championship in Croatia.
Resego Motswenyane, Rebaabetswe Motswenyane, Maya Phele, Tshiamo Molale and Omolemo Motsoenyane did exceptionally well in this tough competition.
The results were as follows:
Resego, Rebaabetswe, Tshiamo and Omolemo
Congratulations to these dancers!
Sixty learners from Curro Hermanus participated in the annual UCT Mathematics Olympiad, along with 6 500 learners from schools across the Western Cape.
Jean Weight (Grade 11) excelled once more by winning a gold award and finishing third in his grade. Another seven learners won merit awards.
The combined scores of the school's learners resulted in them winning the UCT trophy for schools that entered the competition for no more than three years with the highest total for their top 30 learners.
Congratulations to Curro Hermanus and all learners that participated.
Click here for more photos on the school's Facebook page.
Puseletso Mampho (Curro Bankenveld, 2018) started playing tennis at a young age. Her great attitude and enthusiasm caused her to work hard on her skills every week and to push through difficult times. She reached such great achievements in tennis while in primary school, that she obtained a scholarship for high school from Curro Bankenveld.
Puseletso – who is currently studying towards being a teacher – recently received good news from Tennis South Africa: She was identified for the BNP Paribas Coaches Mentorship Programme, which aims to support aspiring coaches.
Click here to read the full article on the Witbank News website.
Three learners from Curro Hermanus who are members of Illusion Force – a senior dance group from Haus of Performance – won first place in the South Africa Body of Dance Provincial Hip Hop Championships at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.
Curro Hermanus is very proud of Ané Lourens, Yohké Swanepoel and Chevonne Botes for this achievement. Yohké Swanepoel placed sixth in her age group for a solo performance. She and Ané Lourens also placed fourth in their age group for a duo.
Click here to watch a video of the dance for which Illusion Force won.
Curro Durbanville's junior choir is known to excel at the Tygerberg Eisteddfod. However, this year is the first time that all three of their choirs – junior, senior and high school – have been invited to take part in the final round of the Tygerberg Eisteddfod. This is an incredible achievement for the school!
They will perform at the Tygerberg Gala Concert on 2 August 2019 at the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch.
Click here to view more photos on Facebook.
Etienne Nel – alumnus from Curro Durbanville – has supported the first teams of Curro Mount Richmore from his capacity as the owner of OK Foods Zimbali Wedge. At a recent ceremony, Curro Mount Richmore thanked Mr Nel for his continued support of their teams, as well as generous donations of kits, bags and other items as requested for school events.
Click here for more photos of the ceremony on Curro Mount Richmore's Facebook page.
Curro Brackenfell's junior and senior choir will soon be showcased on Sing in Harmonie – a programme on KykNet Nou! On Friday 24 May, our choirs were filmed by the crew while singing to the guiding hand of teacher Myrtle Visser.
Sing in Harmonie is the first school choir competition of its kind. It provides schools from across South Africa with the opportunity to make their mark on national television – and the chance of winning their part of R50 000.
Joshua Steyn from Curro Sitari has succeeded to the final round of the ATKV-orators competition. This is a prestigious achievement, as he will be representing Curro and the Western Cape at national level.
The final round will take place on 2 August 2019 at Goudini Spa.
Four Grade 12 learners from Meridian Cosmo City were invited to the Provincial Science Minquiz – South Africa's premier national science competition – which was hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Sibongokuhle Gama, Manqoba Ngwenya, Sibongakonke Zondo and Tadiwanashe Murgorgo competed against 17 other schools and received second position in the second round of the gold category.
Sibongakonke Zondo came second overall in the competition and will be representing KwaZulu-Natal at the national science olympiad on 3 July 2019. Sibangakonke competed against 63 other learners to receive first position in the gold category as well as second position in the gold and platinum categories.
Well done to these learners on their outstanding achievements!
When Curro Castle Burgundy's security guard, Jo, was attacked and robbed of his bike on Monday, 20 May 2019, the school's marketer, Zoe Knifton – along with a parent and the school's facilities manager, Quinton – started a fundraiser in order to buy Jo a new bicycle.
The school's parents opened their hearts and donated enough money for the school to buy Jo a new bicycle, helmet, cycling gloves, reflector jacket, lights and a proper lock for his bicycle.
When presented with his new equipment, Jo was at a loss for words but still expressed his deep gratitude and appreciation.
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Curro Hermanus was filmed by the crew of kykNET Uitblinkers for their top schools section. Star academic achievers discussed the school, leadership and their experience. That evening, the school's star performers in music, drama, vocals and dancing, as well as all three choirs and the marimba band entertained the audience in a fantastic concert.
The programme will be broadcast on DSTV channel 146 on Tuesday, 6 August at 19:00. Repeat broadcasts will be on Wednesday, 7 August at 11:30, Thursday, 8 August at 17:30 and Monday, 12 August at 12:30.
Learners from Curro Serengeti present at the Pops Toys Lego robotics exhibition – held at Northmead Square on 25 and 26 May – amazed the crowds with their ability to programme Lego bricks to travel along a path, move objects and stay on course.
Click here to read the full article on the website of Benoni City Times.
Grade R learners at Curro Castle eco kidz learnt about the importance of healthy food and eating well.
The learners made a fruit salad to eat with sugar-free flapjacks and witnessed a science experiment showcasing the importance of healthy eating habits.
Click here for more photos of the event on our Facebook page.
Nicolene Grundeling from Windhoek Gymnasium was part of the national Namibian Eventing Team that participated in the African Shield Eventing Series 2019. The event was held in Zimbabwe with participants from six other African Countries.
Nicolene is 1.7m tall and rode on a loan horse – a little 7-year-old pony with which she had to compete in dressage, show jumping and eventing. She got a refusal in the show jumping and a good, fast round in the eventing.
Nicolene scored a 55% in her dressage and Namibia ended in 5th place.
Well done, Nicolene!
Emile Fourie, a learner from Curro Nelspruit, came 3rd overall at the Sabie Experience Mountain Bike Race this past weekend. It was a 3-day race across 160 km – a truly remarkable achievement!
Curro Meridian Rustenburg is hosting several enrolment extravaganzas this year on the following dates:
We invite you to attend our enrolment extravaganzas to see what we have to offer.
Several learners from Curro Academy Sandown recently achieved in karate:
We are very proud of our learners and look forward to seeing them grow in this sport.
Curro Aurora's under 15 and under 16 7s rugby teams won all their Warriors League games this morning! Congratulations, you made us proud!
Curro Vanderbijlpark started a new tradition by hosting our first father-daughter dance.
Click here to view more photos of this special event on our Facebook page.
Curro will add as many as 26 schools in 2019, taking its portfolio to 164 schools, 68 campuses and 57,465 learners by the end of the year, CEO Andries Greyling said in a presentation posted on the company’s website on Tuesday.
Click here to read the full article on the Business Day website.
Curro Nationals final results
Curro Nationals took place at Waterstone College this past weekend. Schools and teams from across the country participated in this massive event and played their hearts out.
Thank you to everyone involved in organising and executing this amazing event.
Click here to view photos of the event on Waterstone College’s Facebook page.
Herewith the final results:
Under 18 rugby
Under 13 rugby
Under 18 netball
Under 13 netball
Under 13 boys’ hockey
Under 13 girls’ hockey
Under 18 boys’ hockey
Under 18 girls’ hockey
Under 18 boys’ soccer
Under 18 girls’ soccer
Saray Khumalo – a Curro Aurora parent – made history this week when she became the first black woman from Africa to summit Mount Everest. She returned to South Africa on Monday morning after reaching her goal in the early hours of Thursday, 16 May.
Click here to to see the beautiful post Curro Aurora shared on their Facebook page in honour of Saray's achievement.