To commemorate the 2019 matric results, the Gauteng Education Department held their District Matric Awards ceremony on 27 January 2020 at Fourways High School. At the ceremony, Zinhle Hlatshwayo, a 2019 matriculant from Meridian Cosmo City, received an award for achieving the top spot for isiZulu First Additional Language. Hlatshwayo’s overall mark for the subject was an impressive 93%.
Further, Meridian Cosmo City was also proudly a recipient of an award for their overall matric academic performance for 2019. The school won first place in the Top Independent Schools category – with the top 3 schools being selected from 23 independent schools in the Johannesburg North District.
Featured in the photo: Zinhle Hlatshwayo (right) and Lakidu Ngunda, Head of High School at Meridian Cosmo City, proudly show off their awards at the District Matric Awards ceremony.
Nkateko Tibane, a Curro Academy Soshanguve matriculant from the Class of 2019 (and formerly head boy of the school), recently won first place in the Best Cultural Male Star of the Year category at the Tshwane District ESS Awards held on 28 January 2020. Tibane’s success stems from entering the public speaking, debate and informal poetry competitions last year at the District competitions – later going on to represent the District at a Provincial level.
Further, Curro Academy Soshanguve received nominations in two categories, and was awarded third place in the Gauteng Cultural School Sports of the Year category for their school choir led by Mr Dumisani Chabalala, Head of Arts and Culture at the school.
In 2019, Curro Academy Soshanguve’s choir won first place at the District level and proceeded to the Regional competition where they secured second place on the ABC Motsepe Foundation School Choir Competitions known as SASCE.
Mr Linda Davidson Linda is the Executive Head of Curro Foreshore, a technology-driven school located in Cape Town’s Foreshore area.
An experienced leader in the field of education, Mr Linda brings with him eleven years’ worth of teaching experience in the South African independent school sector. He believes that when you set higher expectations, learners are inspired to achieve. He is an advocate for the implementation of a ‘flipped classroom’ approach where learners are challenged to investigate and explore various concepts before being assisted by a teacher. His vision for Curro Foreshore is to help learners gain the skills that will transition them into leaders for the fourth industrial revolution - an outlook that aligns well with the Curro group’s #Learners2Leaders philosophy.