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GAUTENG: Curro Academy Protea Glen revamps community sports facilities
25 June 2019

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.

 

MPUMALANGA: Ground broken on site of a new school
18 June 2019

We are excited to share that we have just broken ground on a new school planned for 2020.

Watch this space for more developments!

WESTERN CAPE: Curro hosts first half-marathon
27 July 2019

Curro is excited to announce that our first Curro Half Marathon is taking place on 27 July 2019 at Curro Meridian Pinehurst in Uitzicht, Cape Town. All finishers will receive medals and there will be many lucky draws!

The Curro Half Marathon is being hosted in association with Brackenfell Athletics Club.

Fun run

  • 5km distance
  • R40 entry fee
  • Starts 07:30

Half marathon

  • 21.1km distance
  • R110 entry fee (licensed athletes)
  • R170 entry fee (unlicensed athletes)
  • No entry fee for athletes older than 70
  • Minimum age 16 years old

For any enquiries, please contact:

Leon: 072 222 6843
Jacques: 082 610 4455

GAUTENG: Experience the Woodhill factor on 25 July 2019
25 July 2019

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 tanya.c01@curro.co.za.

GAUTENG: Curro Hazeldean learner representing SA at Commonwealth Chess Championship
24 May 2019

A learner from Curro Hazeldean, Claire le Roux, will be representing South Africa at the Commonwealth Chess Championships in India during the holiday.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Durbanville learner receives prestigious award at UCT Mathematics competition
07 June 2019

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.

MPUMALANGA: Meridian Karino model representing SA in America
12 June 2019

Ntokozo Zulu, a 15-year-old teenage model from Meridian Karino will be representing South Afirca at the ARTS International Talent showcase America for modelling in July.

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.

NORTH WEST PROVINCE: Curro Academy Mahikeng learners excell at World Dance Championship
13 June 2019

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

  • First place: small group open A-league
  • Second place: large group national folkloric B-league

Maya:

  • First place: duet open A-league
  • Second place: large group national folkloric B-league
  • Third place: duet national folkloric A-league
  • Third place: solo jazz A-league
  • Third place: solo commercial A-league

Congratulations to these dancers!

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Hermanus learners win UCT Mathematics Olympiad trophy
13 June 2019

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.

KWAZULU-NATAL: Curro Hillcrest touring band wows crowd at Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg
02 June 2019

The touring band of Curro Hillcrest yesterday performed at the Royal Show in Pietermaritzburg.

 

Click here to see a video of the band in action on Curro Hillcrest's Instagram account.

MPUMALANGA: Every day is open day at Curro Bankenveld.
01 April 2019

Every day is open day at Curro Bankenveld.

Visit our school to see what we have to offer.

Click here to visit our website, or contact us for more information on 087 285 6265.

MPUMALANGA: Curro Bankenveld alumna making it in the world of tennis
04 June 2019

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.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Hermanus dancers win at SA hip hop competition
24 June 2019

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.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Durbanville choirs make history at Tygerberg Eisteddfod
31 May 2019

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.

KWAZULU-NATAL: Curro alumnus sponsors Curro Mount Richmore first teams
20 May 2019

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.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Brackenfell choirs filmed by KykNet Nou for Sing in Harmonie
24 May 2019

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.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Sitari learner representing at national ATKV-orators competition
27 May 2019

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.

KWAZULU-NATAL: Meridian Newcastle learners excel at national science competition
16 May 2019

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!

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Castle Burgundy supports security guard after mugging.
29 May 2019

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.

CURRO HOLDINGS: Have you been riddled? Watch the video here.
01 May 2019

Have you been riddled? Watch the video here.

GAUTENG: Curro Serengeti learners amaze at robotics exhibition
25 May 2019

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.

KWAZULU-NATAL: Curro Castle eco kidz learning the importance of healthy eating habits
26 April 2019

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.

NAMIBIA: Windhoek Gymnasium learner participated in African Shield Eventing Series.
29 April 2019

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!

MPUMALANGA: Curro Nelspruit learner achieves in Sabie Experience Mountain Bike Race.
31 March 2019

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!

NORTH WEST PROVINCE: Meridian Rustenburg enrolment extravaganzas: 14 September, 9 November 2019.
14 September 2019

Curro Meridian Rustenburg is hosting several enrolment extravaganzas this year on the following dates:

  • 18 May
  • 14 September
  • 9 November

We invite you to attend our enrolment extravaganzas to see what we have to offer.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Academy Sandown learners achieve in karate
28 May 2019

Several learners from Curro Academy Sandown recently achieved in karate:

  • Jasper Bloem (Grade R) earned a gold medal in Kata and Kumite at the National JKA Karate Championships.
  • Caiden Moore (Grade 2) was selected to represent the Goju Kai Western Province team at the nationals taking place in September.
  • Ethan van der Vlis (Grade 4) represented the Western Cape at the National JKA Karate Championships and received a gold medal as well as SA colours in his age group.

 

We are very proud of our learners and look forward to seeing them grow in this sport.

GAUTENG: Curro Aurora wins all matches in Warriors Rugby league.
27 April 2019

Curro Aurora's under 15 and under 16 7s rugby teams won all their Warriors League games this morning! Congratulations, you made us proud!

GAUTENG: Curro Vanderbijlpark first father-daughter dance
30 April 2019

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 HOLDINGS: Curro plans to have 197 schools by 2022
06 June 2019

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
18 June 2019

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

  • 3rd place: Curro Mount Richmore
  • 2nd place: Curro Durbanville 
  • 1st place: Curro Heuwelkruin

 

Under 13 rugby

  • 3rd place: Curro Kathu
  • 2nd place: Curro Hazeldean 
  • 1st place: Curro Durbanville

 

Under 18 netball

  • 3rd place: Waterstone College
  • 2nd place: Curro Heuwelkruin 
  • 1st place: Curro Hillcrest

 

Under 13 netball

  • 3rd place: Waterstone College
  • 2nd place: Curro Durbanville
  • 1st place: Curro Nelspruit

 

Under 13 boys’ hockey

  • 3rd place: Curro Klerksdorp
  • 2nd place: Curro Hazeldean 
  • 1st place: Grantleigh College

 

Under 13 girls’ hockey

  • 3rd place: Curro Klerksdorp
  • 2nd place: Curro Hillcrest 
  • 1st place: Curro Durbanville

 

Under 18 boys’ hockey

  • 3rd place: Curro Heuwelkruin 
  • 2nd place: Waterstone College
  • 1st place: Curro Durbanville

 

Under 18 girls’ hockey

  • 3rd place: Curro Hillcrest
  • 2nd place: Curro Durbanville 
  • 1st place: Curro Bankenveld

 

Under 18 boys’ soccer

  • 3rd place: Curro Academy Pinehurst 
  • 2nd place: Curro Hazeldean 
  • 1st place: Curro Century City

 

Under 18 girls’ soccer

  • 3rd place: Curro Aurora
  • 2nd place: Curro Northern Academy
  • 1st place: Waterstone College
GAUTENG: Curro Aurora parent – world famous mountaineer – makes history.
30 May 2019

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.