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Curro Uitzicht has a primary school in Uitzicht, Cape Town. We specialise in assisted learning for learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7. This is a specialised approach to the excellent Curro education, where learners receive additional support to achieve core academic competencies. We limit our classes to only 12 learners per class, so that they can get lots of personal attention and specialised support. Our daily school times and schedules remain consistent throughout the year, so that your child has a great sense of security for learners prone to emotional or anxiety-related needs.
As part of the Curro school group, teaching takes place in English and Afrikaans, and we have an on-site team of specialised therapists who assist learners in the classroom. Furthermore, we accommodate learners who have trouble with reading, writing and mathematics, as well as learners with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and anxiety disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and dyspraxia.
Assisted learning helps your child exactly how they need
Children learn in different ways, and some may require assistance in developing competencies in reading and other fundamental processes, so that they can perform to the best of their abilities. Therefore, assisted learning provides high-quality, immediate support to learners who need additional help in order to achieve the expected competencies in the core academic skills.
Assisted learning helps children who benefit greatly from immediate support and small class sizes where they can get the support they need and not risk falling behind their classmates. Learners can still write the national matric exams with the necessary support and concessions such as having a scribe or reader (based on the learner’s needs) upon approval from the Education Department.
Class sizes and classroom design
As part of the Curro school group, we limit our class sizes to ensure that your child gets personal attention. At our school, our classes have a maximum of 12 learners per class, so that our teachers can get to know your child and their unique needs well enough to treat them as individuals. These small class sizes also allow our team of therapists can immediately help your child when they need.
Our classrooms are designed to promote concentration and serenity, while our daily school times and schedules remain consistent throughout the year. This creates a great sense of security for learners prone to emotional or anxiety-related needs. We also minimise visual and tactile obstacles by considering the learning environment as a whole. Overhead lights are strategically placed, assessments are often printed on off-yellow paper rather than stark white paper, font sizes are often enlarged on assessments, and learners may apply for other assessment accommodations during exams.
Teachers are highly trained
While teachers at mainstream schools care deeply and want to help learners who need assisted learning, they often don’t have the necessary skills or support system in place to do so. Therefore, teachers at assisted learning schools undergo wide varieties of training to ensure that they can support their learners as best possible.
We also have an on-site team of specialised therapists who provide immediate in-class support for your child, in specifically the area they need. This team consists of various therapists and counsellors and they also provide support in small groups where needed. This is just one of the ways in which we ensure that learners can benefit most from our approach to the excellent Curro education.
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Is assisted learning meant for your child
Assisted learning aims to reintegrate learners into mainstream environments. Therefore, it is not suitable for learners with high intervention needs who are unable to manage in mainstream environments, such as severe physical disabilities, intellectual impairment or Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Learners with severe disabilities or impairments would benefit more from remedial education or schools that specialise in providing specific intervention.
We accommodate learners who have trouble with reading, writing and mathematics, as well as learners with the following needs:
Assisted learning and remedial learning: the difference
Remedial learning involves a tailored study path to address a learner’s specific difficulties and learners often remain in remedial learning throughout their school careers. Assisted learning, however, allows learners to gain immediate support while still following the mainstream CAPS curriculum. For learners to benefit from assisted learning, they need to be able to maintain the basics of this curriculum with the support provided by the school. Learners who are unable to do so, would benefit more from remedial learning than assisted learning.
As our entire school is carefully designed to accommodate assisted learning, we cannot offer internal sports and cultural activities on campus. However, as a primary school in Uitzicht, Cape Town, our learners can enjoy sports and cultural activities at Curro Durbanville’s nearby primary school. Contact us to find out how your child’s interests in sport could be accommodated.