Curro News

CURRO HOLDINGS: Four new schools opening January 2020
19 July 2019

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.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Brackenfell choirs excel at Sing in Harmonie finals
19 August 2019

Curro Brackenfell's junior and senior choirs won several trophies at the Sing in Harmonie provincial finals this weekend.

The junior choir was the overall winner for the junior choir category and also won the category for the best non-Afrikaans song. The senior choir was the second overall winner for the senior choir category and also won the viewer's choice award.

Singing in a choir takes a lot of dedication and discipline, as well as long hours of practise. Congratulations to all learners who participated and thank you to teachers Myrtle and Lelanie for their great effort and commitment.

 

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Durbanville choirs shine at Tygerberg International Eisteddfod gala evening
02 August 2019

Curro Durbanville's junior, senior and high school choirs placed first, second and third in their respective categories at this year's Tygerberg International Eisteddfod gala evening held on Friday, 2 August 2019 in the Endler Hall in Stellenbosch.

Their scores were as follows:

  • Junior choir: First place with a score of 93.5%
  • Senior choir: Third place with a score of 91.6%
  • High school choir: Second place with a score of 90.3%

This evening was an astounding testament to the hours of commitment and dedication on the part of the learners and music department. The school initially made history by having all three choirs invited to the gala evening and their achievement at the event shows how passion and hard work can lead to success.

Click here to see more photos on Curro Durbanville's Facebook page.

MPUMALANGA: Meridian Karino introduces robotics club
08 August 2019

Learners at Meridian Karino can soon participate in robotics club as an extramural activity. Grade 7 learners have already started enjoying the club and Grade 4, 6 and 8 learners can join in 2020, thanks to contributions from Curro Thatchfield and Curro Roodeplaat.

The intensive programming involved in robotics prepares learners to understand and participate in the ever-changing 21st century where most processes are computerised and introduces them to new career possibilities. It also provides insight into the technology involved with modern developments such as self-driven cars and artificial intelligence.

These projects promote creativity and, as they are done in groups, also improve skills such as communication, collaboration and critical thinking that help learners integrate in society and the workplace.

For more information on Meridian Karino's robotics club, contact them at 087 285 1662.

GAUTENG: Curro Aurora choir takes gold at ATKV Applous finals
25 July 2019

Curro Aurora's senior choir received a gold certificate in the finals of the 2019 ATKV Applous competition. They participated in the category for non-Afrikaans choirs in the 42nd season of the countrywide choir festival, which took place from 24 to 27 June 2019 in Bloemfontein.

Click here to see the last practice before their performance last night.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Durbanville learner wins bronze at International Mathematics Olympiad
26 July 2019

Adri Wessels, a Grade 12 learner from Curro Durbanville, recently returned from the United Kingdom where he and his five team mates from South Africa, achieved a bronze medal at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

The International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the world championship Mathematics competition for high school learners and is held annually in a different country. The six learners who represented South Africa were Taariq Mowzer (Fairbain College), Emil van der Walt (Hoërskool Jan van Riebeck), Aaron Naidu (Eden College), Andi Qu (St John’s), Adri Wessels (Curro Durbanville, and Kgaogelo Bopape (Horizon International).

Photo credit: Supplied

GAUTENG: Curro Academy Wilgeheuwel spreads education for Mandela Day
23 July 2019

Greek philosopher, Diogenes, wrote 'The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.' In the spirit of education, the high school learners of Curro Academy Wilgeheuwel decided to share their love of education with an underprivileged school in their area.

The learners spent their 67 minutes making educational flash cards, posters and notes for the children of Ratanda Primary School in Heidelberg.

Click here to view more photos of their activities.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Durbanville learners make SA hockey team for age groups
19 July 2019

Two learner from Curro Durbanville represented the Western Cape at the under 16 National Hockey Tournament held in Pietermaritzburg during the recent school holidays. Their team reached the finals and lost to the hosts, KZN Coastals, 3-2.

At the end of the tournament, the organisers announced the under 16 SA team, which includes Liam Glasby (Grade 9) and Kenoé Christians (Grade 10). Kené was also indicated as the most valuable striker of the tournament.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Durbanville learners excel at SA Chess Championships
22 July 2019

Two Curro Durbanville learners placed first and second respectively in the SA Chess Championships held during the June/July school holidays.

Andrea de Jager (Grade 9) placed first in the under 15 boys section, while Ethan Samuels (Grade 11) placed second in the under 19 boys section.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Durbanville learners invited to World Schools Chess Championship
18 July 2019

Two learners from Curro Durbanville represented the Western Cape at the South African National Schools Chess tournament, hosted in Kimberley from 17 to 21 June 2019.

Clea Nel (Grade 1) came fourth in the under 9 girls section while Amahle Zenzile (Grade 7) placed first in the under 13 girls section. Both learners were selected to the South African schools team and were invited to participate in the World Schools Chess Championships to be hosted in Lima, Peru in May 2020.

LIMPOPO: Northern Academy open day with a difference
23 July 2019

Northern Academy, managed by Curro, is hosting an open day with a difference on Saturday, 14 September 2019. Besides showing prospective parents what the school has to offer, there will be enrolment specials, traditional foods and great prizes to be won.

Click here for the school's contact details if you need more information.

 

GAUTENG: Curro Serengeti learner one of top 12 CAT learners in SA
18 July 2019

Megan Vorster from Curro Serengeti was one of 12 finalists countrywide to participate in the 10th annual Computers Applications Olympiad, sponsored by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals of South Africa (IITPSA). The learners were the top achievers from 5 530 contestants taking part in the event, which included two school-based rounds in May, followed by the finals in Cape Town.

This Olympiad is designed to challenge learners to inventively apply their knowledge of Computer Applications Technology (CAT) – particularly Word, Excel and Access – beyond what they may have been taught.

Participating in the final Olympiad is a great honour.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Hermanus learners on kykNET top schools programme
17 April 2019

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.

GAUTENG: Curro Hazeldean learner represented SA at Commonwealth Chess Championship
02 July 2019

A learner from Curro Hazeldean, Claire le Roux, represented South Africa at the Commonwealth Chess Championships 2019 in India, New Delhi. She scored 2.5 out 7 in the under 12 girls section and received Chess SA Colours for repesenting her country.

GAUTENG: Curro Aurora equestrian scoops up awards
12 July 2019

Megan Ras, a Grade 5 learner from Curro Aurora, received the School Shield for her school in the 1-rider school category at the SANESA Gauteng West equestrian awards.

She also won a number of other awards on the evening:

  • Trophy for 7th best rider in Gauteng West out of all primary schools
  • Gold medal for Handy Hunder (Levels 1 to 7 combined)
  • Bronze medal for Working Hunter (Levels 1 to 7 combined)

Furthermore, she has made the Gauteng West team for dressage, performance riding, working riding, equitation, show jumping, working hunter and handy hunter.

WESTERN CAPE: Curro Hermanus learner publishes second book
11 July 2019

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

GAUTENG: Young poet emerges from Curro Aurora
03 July 2019

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.

LIMPOPO: Northern Academy learner publishes first novel
29 June 2019

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.

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.

 

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.

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 in America for modelling during July.

ARTS International helps adults and youth aspiring to be actors, models, dancers, and singers cut through all of the red-tape in theindustry 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 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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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 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.

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.

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.

GAUTENG: Curro Academy Parkdene enrolment extravaganza
14 September 2019

Curro Academy Parkdene is hosting an open day and cultural market on Saturday, 14 September 2019 from 09:00 to 12:00. Current and prospective parents who enrol (or re-enrol) their child/ren on this fun-filled day will enter a lucky draw and stand a chance to win a bursary!

For more information, please get in touch with the school.

LIMPOPO: Curro Heuwelkruin learners invited to World Robotics Olympiad Friendship International Tournament.
13 May 2019

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.

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

Have you been riddled? Watch the video here.

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!

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!

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.