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.

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.

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.