Curro Thatchfield

Important School Information: Curro Thatchfield

Location

Thatchfield Hills, Centurion, Gauteng

Type of school

Christian Ethos

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Gender

Boys and Girls

Grades Taught

Grade R  - Grade 12 (Pre-Primary, Primary and High School)

Telephone

012 652 2906 / 08 / 09 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17

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Curro Castle offers a nursery school curriculum designed for the preschool child from 3 months to 4 years. It is based on the six Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDA) and stimulates and guide the young child to school readiness.
 

ELDA cover the following:

Physical well-being
Identity and belonging
Communication
Mathematics
Creativity
Learning about the world
 

Our babies and children of today will require particular skills to adapt to and solve challenges unknown to us. These skills are referred to as the 21st century skills, which comprise the three Rs, six Cs and two Ms. Two more Cs, Character and Citizenship, have been added to the original four Cs. These skills are incorporated into ELDA and promoted throughout each day.


Curro Thatchfield practises a system of 'invitational education' in which learners are seen as able, valuable and responsible. Our ethos is governed by Christian values where learners are encouraged to explore and express their individuality within acceptable boundaries and ultimately take responsibility for their actions.
 

We guide learners to follow their hearts and develop into the best people they can be. Our broad curriculum covers problem-solving, creative thinking and the development of skills and values. Both individual and group work is evaluated. Learners are prepared for the matriculation examinations set by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

 

   

 

 

 

At Curro Thatchfield our early childhood development centre caters for children in Group 5 and Gr R.

In this phase we focus on four principles:

  • The unique child: Curro recognises that every child is a competent learner from birth and can be resilient, capable, confident, and self-assured.

  • Positive relationships: children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and/or a key person (educator).

  • Enabling environments: our environment plays a key role in supporting and extending a child's development and learning.

  • Learning and development: our children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates and all areas of learning and development are equally important and are inter-connected.

 

We have created a centre of learning where children can realise their full potential by providing a comprehensive, individual-orientated educational programme of the highest standard. Curro provides a sound foundation for completing the tasks and meeting the challenges of future learning.

 

  • We create an environment of opportunity where the child acquires general knowledge, the right attitudes and ethical and moral principles.

  • We encourage and teach each child social and life skills in a warm and loving environment.

  • We acknowledge that each child is an individual and we allow them to work at their own pace.

  • We create a sound and safe environment where each child is extended and growth is encouraged academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

 

 

FOUNDATION PHASE: Grade 1 to 3
In the foundation phase we focus on teaching the foundational skills, concepts and knowledge that are required for further learning. We offer a vibrant, invitational atmosphere where the learners enjoy school and where they acquire a love for learning that will sustain them throughout their school years. We acknowledge the potential in each learner to reach their optimum ability, and therefore there is less emphasis on competitiveness and more emphasis on individual achievement. We create opportunities for personal growth in independence and responsibility so that the learners can accept the challenge of being personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase.


The main learning areas are:
Literacy - English: language of learning and teaching
Afrikaans or isiZulu or Setswana: first additional language
Numeracy - mathematical and number concepts
Life skills - skills from a variety of learning areas
 

 


INTERMEDIATE and SENIOR PHASE: Grade 4 to 7
In the intermediate phase, the emphasis is still on establishing basic foundations, but learners are led into more abstract thinking and independent work. Application of skills and concepts is also a main focus aimed at preparing learners for the senior phase in the high school..

Subjects:
English, choice between Afrikaans, isiZulu and Setswana from Grade 4
Mathematics
Life Orientation
Natural Sciences (Biology and Physical Sciences)
Social Sciences (Geography and History)
Economic and Management Sciences
Arts and Culture
Information Technology
Technology
Music


Extramural activities: art, sport, drama, music, outings, camps, public speaking and debating, value-added programmes, and so much more
 

   

HIGH SCHOOL: Grade 8 to 12
Our ethos is governed by Christian values, with learners being encouraged to explore and express their individuality within acceptable boundaries, and ultimately take responsibility for their actions. We guide them to follow their hearts and develop into the best people they can be. Curro Thatchfield will produce teenagers who know how to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives. We follow the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) curriculum and learners are prepared for the matriculation examinations set by the IEB. We also complete internal Curro benchmark exams.

Subjects:
 

General Education and Training (GET)

  • English home language Afrikaans first additional language

  • Mathematics

  • Life Orientation

  • Natural Sciences (Biology and Physical Sciences)

  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)

  • Economic and Management Sciences

  • Arts and Culture

  • Information Technology

  • Technology

 

Further Education and Training (FET)

  • English home language

  • Afrikaans first additional language

  • Core Mathematics/Mathematical Literacy

  • Life Orientation

  • Accounting

  • Business Studies

  • History

  • Geography

  • Physical Sciences

  • Life Sciences

  • Consumer Studies

  • Engineering Graphics and Design (EGD)

  • Information Technology (IT)

  • Computer Applications Technology (CAT)

 

Extramural activities: athletics, tennis, cricket, soccer, rugby, netball, hockey, cross-country, eisteddfod, public speaking, school choir, and so much more

 

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