Curro Heritage House

Important School Information: Curro Heritage House, Morningside, Durban

Location

160 Lilian Ngoyi Road, Morningside, Durban 4001

Telephone Nursery: +27 (0) 87 286 6236

Admissions

Click here to email an enquiry

Telephone Primary: +27 (0) 87 286 5976

Grades taught

Grade 3 months to IEB Matric

Telephone High: +27 (0) 87 087 7615

Province

KwaZulu Natal

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Curro Heritage House is a leading independent school in Morningside, Durban that provides high-quality education, which incorporates 21st-century learning, to learners from Grade R to Grade 12. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum provide learners with the skills and knowledge to grow into self-confident individuals. With specialised subjects and dedicated teachers, our well-rounded approach prepares learners for the IEB examination at the end of Grade 12.

Our nursery school, Curro Castle Heritage House, offers an integrated play-based programme to learners from 3 months to 5 years. View their webpage to see how we apply our internally-developed programme to support your child's early learning and development goals.

 

What do we offer?

At Curro Heritage House, we balance academic excellence with sports and cultural activities within a supportive, positive environment to ensure that learners develop into well-rounded individuals. We provide a strong educational foundation starting with carefully designed programmes in Grade R (such as the Bazoo integrated literacy programme) and build to a variety of specialised subjects (such as Robotics) in primary and high school.

Our dedicated teachers and recreational activities aim to make learning a fun experience. We also incorporate 21st-century learning by using tablets in the classroom for certain subjects, rather than textbooks. Our learners are prepared for the IEB examination at the end of Grade 12, and we focus on a greater world-readiness rather than merely an exam-driven approach.

Our learner's further benefit by having Afrikaans and isiZulu as additional language options, while learners who require additional support to succeed are assisted through our learner support programme.

 

Which activities do we offer?

We believe that participation in sports and cultural activities plays an important role in promoting friendship, team-awareness and self-confidence in addition to physical and social well-being. Therefore, we offer a wide variety of sports and cultural activities, including Curro Create programmes, aimed at helping learners develop interests and talents that might otherwise have been undiscovered.

These activities also introduce learners to valuable experiences and real-life skills that few other platforms. While high school offers drama as an activity, it forms part of the primary school curriculum to help learners develop self-confidence and communication skills.

 

How do we use technology in the classroom?

Our school's modern classrooms are fitted with the latest learning tools aimed at providing our learners with an enhanced learning experience. In Grade R, the Duplo Lego programme introduces thinking patterns such as creative thinking and problem solving through fun, innovative play. These thinking patterns form the basis for an understanding of later Robotics studies.

 

 

 

CASTLE

 

Language: English

Ages: From 3 months to 5 years

Class size: Controlled class sizes

School times: 07:15 - 12:15

Aftercare: Every day from 12:15 - 17:15

 

 

 

Home away from home

At Curro Castles we believe in the magic of CHILDHOOD, the JOY of being young and the unbridled innocence of youth.

 

We focus on:

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

  2. Positive relationships: Curro Castle Heritage House children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and or a key person (teacher).

  3. 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.

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

 

The Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs) 

Our nursery school curriculum is designed with the Early Learning and Development Areas (ELDAs).

  • Physical well-being: health and safety, gross motor development, fine motor development

  • Identity and belonging: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and social management

  • Communication: listen and understand, speak and communicate, make meaning and represent

  • Mathematics: quantity and numbers, measurement, patterns, shape and space, data collection, time and ordination

  • Creativity: daily life and play, visual arts, performing arts

  • Learning about the world: exploration and inquiry, knowledge and understanding, executive function

 

 

 

The daily programme

Our daily programme includes:

  • Morning ring

  • Theme exploration

  • Creative activities

  • Performing arts

  • Free play

  • Movement development

  • Perceptual and sensory play

  • Story and language time

 

 

Extramural activities

 Offered by private tutors/coaches held on Curro Castle Heritage House premises, include:

Karate, ballet, hip-hop, Baker Bees and speech and drama

 

General Information

We have created a centre of learning where children can realise their full potential by providing a comprehensive, individually-orientated education of the highest standard.

  • Curro Castle Heritage House provides a sound foundation for meeting the tasks and challenges of future learning.

  • We create a child-friendly environment where the child is encouraged to explore a wide variety of experiences, developing a curious mind and a love of learning.

  • We encourage social and life skills in a warm and loving environment, with a focus on positive attitudes and moral values.

  • We promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging children to make their own choices within well-established boundaries.

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

  • The curriculum includes Lego Education learning concepts and the activities built around Lego Soft Bricks form the important early foundations for later Robotics studies.

  • Our four-week cycle menu includes well-balanced, wholesome meals and snacks which are freshly prepared by the Castle chefs in the Hansel and Gretel kitchen.

  • Progress reports are handed out at the end of the 2nd and 4th terms.

 

 

 

How to Enrol

 

STEP 1:

Apply to enrol with one of the following options:

1. Enrol online at www.curro.co.za.

2. Download and complete the application-for admission form available on the website or from the school.

3. If necessary, contact the school for the required documents.

STEP 2:

Submit your completed application form along with all supporting documents (indicated on the application form) to the school.

Note: Supporting documents for online enrolments are to be uploaded.

STEP 3:

Application forms will be assessed.

STEP 4:

If successful, parents will receive via email, a welcome letter and invoice for a once-off non-refundable enrolment fee.

STEP 5:

Once the enrolment fee is paid, the child's place is confirmed (please retain proof of payment for record purposes).

STEP 6:

Please refer to www.curro.co.za regularly to stay up to date with all the relevant news and arrangements.

 

Contact details:

087 286 6236

tracy.b@curroholdings.co.za

 

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL

 

Language: English

Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3

Intermediate phase (Grades 4 to 6) and Grade 7

Class size: Controlled class sizes

School times:

Grade R: 07:30 - 12:30

Grade 1 and Grade 2: 07:30 - 13:30 (Fridays until 12:30)

Grade 3: 07:30 - 13:45 (Fridays until 12:30)

Grade 4 to Grade 7: 07:30 - 14:15 (Fridays until 12:30)

Aftercare: Every day until 17:00

Foundation phase (Grade R to Grade 3)

 

 

Grade R

In Grade R we focus on an integrated play-based curriculum with specialised educational programmes:

  • The phonological awareness programme which is explicitly taught in small groups and includes interactive games

  • The Bazoo integrated literacy programme

  • The NumberSense programme which is a learner- centred approach where problem-solving is the starting point

  • Introduction to Robotics through Duplo Lego Grade R is the bridge from the concrete world to the world of symbols and numbers in Grade 1.

 

Grade 1 to Grade 3

In these grades the focus is on perceptual development, exposure to relevant content, skills and knowledge which are required for further learning. We offer a vibrant, invitational atmosphere where the learners enjoy coming to 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 optimum ability; 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 learners can take up the challenge of being personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase.

 

 

Intermediate phase (Grades 4 to 6) and Grade 7

In the intermediate phase, the emphasis is still on establishing basic foundations, but learners are led into more abstract thought and independent work. Application of skills and concepts is also a focus area in this phase. This phase aims to prepare learners for the senior phase in the high school. We promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging children to make their own choices within well-established boundaries.

We aim to embrace 21st-century learning by incorporating the use of tablets in our classrooms. We currently raise children who are 'digital natives'. By embracing innovative technology into our schools, we are speaking the language our learners understand.

 

 

Curriculum

English Home Language, Afrikaans or isiZulu First Additional

Language, Afrikaans or isiZulu Second Additional

Language, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology,

Social Sciences (History and Geography), Life

Skills, Art, Music, Robotics, Computer Science, Physical

Education and Economic and Management Sciences

 

Subjects

The three main learning areas are:

 

Language - English Home Language, Afrikaans First

Additional Language and isiZulu Second Additional

Language

 

Mathematics - A learner-centred approach where problem-solving is the starting point:

  • Sense-making, problem-solving activities

  • Meaningful mathematical knowledge

  • Efficient use of a variety of strategies

  • Application of mathematical knowledge with confidence and understanding
    Introduction to project-based learning

 

Life Skills - Includes beginning knowledge, personal and social well-being, creative arts and physical education

 

Also: Perceptual development forms an integral part of all learning in the foundation phase, and includes gross motor skills, sensory motor integration, perceptual motor skills and language development. Robotics and computers form part of the curriculum.

 

Activities

Cultural activities - foundation phase

Choir

 

 

Sports activities - foundation phase

Sports Buzz, rugby, cricket, soccer, netball and hockey

 

Extramural activities - foundation phase

Robotics club, computer club, science club, baking club and Good News Club (Christian)

Private lessons in ballet, modern dancing, hip-hop, tennis, guitar and speech and drama lessons are also on offer

 

 

Sports activities - intermediate phase

Rugby, soccer, netball, hockey and cricket

 

Cultural activities - intermediate phase

Choir and marimba

 

 

Extramural activities - intermediate phase

Dance and drama club, robotics club, chess, art, book club and Good News Club (Christian) Private lessons in dance (ballet, modern, hip-hop), tennis and guitar

 

HOW TO ENROL

STEP 1:

Apply to enrol with one of the following options:

1. Enrol online at www.curro.co.za.

2. Download and complete the application-for admission form available on the website or from the school.

3. If necessary, contact the school for the required documents.

STEP 2:

Submit your completed application form along with all supporting documents (indicated on the application form) to the school.

Note: Supporting documents for online enrolments are to be uploaded.

STEP 3:

Application forms will be assessed.

STEP 4:

If successful, parents will receive via email, a welcome letter and invoice for a once-off non-refundable enrolment fee.

STEP 5:

Once the enrolment fee is paid, the child's place is confirmed (please retain proof of payment for record purposes).

STEP 6:

Please refer to www.curro.co.za regularly to stay up to date with all the relevant news and arrangements.

 

Contact details:

031 303 3076 or 087 286 5976

elizabeth.p@curro.co.za or maria.l@curro.co.za

160/134 Lilian Ngoyi Road, Morningside, Durban

 

HIGH SCHOOL

 

Language: English

Grades: Grade 8 to Grade 12

Matric examination: IEB

Class size: Controlled class sizes

School times: 07:30 - 14:35 (Fridays until 13:10)

 

 

Our goal is to develop responsible, independent and proud individuals who will make a positive contribution to society.

Our ethos is governed by Christian values (ethics and morals) where learners are 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 minds to develop into the best people they can be.

 

Our dynamic curriculum covers problem-solving, critical thinking and the development of skills and values. Both individual and group work are evaluated. Curro Heritage House produces a community of teenagers who know how to think innovatively, express their ideas and take charge of their own lives. Learners are prepared for the matriculation examinations set by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

 

 

Curriculum (Grade 8 to Grade 9)

  • English Home Language

  • Afrikaans or isiZulu First Additional Language

  • Mathematics

  • Life Orientation

  • Natural Sciences

  • Technology

  • History

  • Geography

  • Art

  • Drama

  • Economic and Management Sciences

  • Physical Education

 

Cultural activities

Choir, poetry, dance, debating, design, drama and art

 

Sports activities

Soccer, Zumba, Netball, Cross Country eSports, drone challenges and chess

 

 

Curriculum (Grade 10 to Grade 12)

Subject choice must include:

  • English Home Language

  • Afrikaans or isiZulu First Additional Language

  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy

  • Life Orientation and Physical Education

 

 

Three additional subjects which could include:

  • Physical Sciences

  • Dramatic Arts

  • Geography

  • Accounting

  • History

  • Engineering Graphics and Design

  • Life Sciences

  • Information Technology

  • Business Studies

  • Design

 

 

HOW TO ENROL

STEP 1:

Apply to enrol with one of the following options:

1. Enrol online at www.curro.co.za.

2. Download and complete the application-for admission form available on the website or from the school.

3. If necessary, contact the school for the required documents.

STEP 2:

Submit your completed application form along with all supporting documents (indicated on the application form) to the school.

Note: Supporting documents for online enrolments are to be uploaded.

STEP 3:

Application forms will be assessed.

STEP 4:

If successful, parents will receive via email, a welcome letter and invoice for a once-off non-refundable enrolment fee.

STEP 5:

Once the enrolment fee is paid, the child's place is confirmed (please retain proof of payment for record purposes).

STEP 6:

Please refer to www.curro.co.za regularly to stay up to date with all the relevant news and arrangements.

 

Contact details:

087 087 7615

katina.d@curro.co.za

119 Lilian Ngoyi Road, Morningside, Durban