Important School Information: Curro Heritage House, Morningside, Durban
160 Lilian Ngoyi Road, Morningside, Durban 4001
Grade RR to Matric (Preschool, Primary school and High school) group 3 (babycare) to IEB matric
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Curro Heritage House is a co-ed, English medium private school on the Durban Berea. We offer excellent Babycare from 3 months to 3 years, the Pre-Primary consists of Grade RRR and Grade RR and the College goes from Grade R to Grade 12. We are passionate about "growing children" in an atmosphere of total acceptance, love and support! We believe that every child will blossom and flourish where care and kindness abounds.
+27 (0) 87 286 6236
Telephone Primary: +27 (0) 87 286 5976
Telephone High: +27 (0) 31 303 2911
Foundation phase (Grades 1 to 3)
Our Foundation Phase at Curro Heritage House represents a vibrant and energetic mix of young learners and enthusiastic and dedicated educators. It is here that the foundations of all learning are firmly rooted in a nurturing and loving school environment that caters and cares for each unique individual. Our staff attends numerous training sessions in order to maintain and foster professional development and growth.
It is within these bright and inviting classrooms that the numeracy, literacy and life-skills components of the curriculum are taught. Included in their weekly 'journey' are music, physical education, choir, computers, media, art, Robotics and Afrikaans, helping to maintain a stimulated and holistic approach to learning.
Our extramural sports timetable is complementary to each individual 's growth and allows for potential sportsmen and women to discover their innate talents at their own pace.
Various events and functions that are held throughout the year allow our parents and grandparents to enjoy this learning experience with their children.
Intermediate Phase (Grades 4 to 7)
The intermediate phase at Curro Heritage House aims to build on the solid foundation laid by our foundation phase, and each learner's inherent academic potential is further enhanced and established. Independence in work is also entrenched and the application of skills is developed. This phase aims to prepare our learners for High School.
Senior Phase (Grades 7 to 9)
Learners in the senior phase have subject teachers and therefore move to various classrooms during the course of the school day. This phase provides a solid grounding from which learners can make informed decisions about the subjects they will take in Grade 10.
Subject Choice in the FET Phase (Grades 10 to 12)
Learners who choose to study Accounting, Physical Sciences or Information Technology in this phase will also be required to study Mathematics (core).
Learners will be required to obtain a minimum of a D aggregate in Mathematics in Grade 9 in order to study these specified learning areas.
Therefore, learners who opt to study Mathematical Literacy will not be able to choose any of the above-mentioned subjects.
Learners will not be allowed to change subject packages after the completion of their Grade 10 academic year.
Enrolment Procedure - Baby Care to Grade 12
Contact the school secretary at the school where you wish to apply. Contact details: 031 303 2911. Make an appointment for a tour of the school. You can either collect application forms from the school or you can download the application forms below. Complete an application form per learner and attach all the necessary supporting documents. Include the registration fee (primary and high school) and follow the enrolment procedures below.
Contact Tersia Hunter to book an interview and a tour of the school. Bring the completed application form to the interview. We will contact you regarding placement.
Wonderland preschool and Grade R
Contact Tracy Bolton to book an interview and a tour of the school. Bring the completed application form to the interview. We will contact you regarding placement.
Contact Maria Lefkatis or Liz Pieterse to book an interview and a tour of the school. Bring the completed application form to the interview. We will contact you regarding placement.
Contact Tina du Preez to book an interview and a tour of the school. Bring the completed application form to the interview. We will contact you regarding placement.
031 303 2911
We are extremely fortunate at Curro Heritage House to have a music department that is led by an extraordinarily talented pianist and musician, Mr Evan Cullum. It is under his expertise and guidance that both our foundation-phase and intermediate-phase choirs learn to perform and sing in an environment that encourages creativity and individuality.
Our choirs perform at various school and regional events that are held throughout the year, for which the children prepare on a term basis. These performances foster and encourage self-expression, confidence and maturity.
Early-morning marimba lessons take place twice a week in the music room.
Primary School Sport
Being an inner-city school, Curro Heritage House makes use of Growthpoint Stadium sports fields to cater for the majority of their sporting needs. We also use Hoy Park netball courts and Sutton Park Pool.
In this respect, most popular sporting codes, including cricket, netball, hockey, rugby and soccer, are offered competitively on a term basis.
Curro Heritage House Sport
Being an inner-city school, Curro Heritage House makes use of Growthpoint Stadium sports fields, Munies Hockey Club and Hoy Park netball courts to cater for the majority of their sporting needs.
In this respect, most of the popular sporting codes, including netball, hockey, 7's rugby and soccer are offered competitively on a term basis.
Facilities at Embury
Most of our classrooms at the school were equipped with whiteboards, projectors and laptops by 2013. Each classroom, from baby care to Grade 12, is also air conditioned to cater for the humid Durban conditions.
Our primary-school media centre is well-resourced and is usually abuzz with activity. Learners enjoy a weekly media visit to research and exchange their reading books. In this respect our librarian, Mrs Cronin, ensures that the library is constantly stocked with new books and updated learning material. The primary-school children also attend a weekly computer lesson with Mrs Cronin in our computer lab.
The aftercare facility is run from the primary school and is headed by two of our educators, Mrs Elizabeth Aboud and Mrs Maggi Louw.
- Grades 1 to 2: Homework club begins at 13:30, but parents with children in the senior phase will be allowed to leave their foundation-phase (Grades 1 to 3) child at school until 14:00. Their children will be accommodated in a separate classroom.
- Grades 3 to 7: Aftercare commences at 14:15. As with the foundation phase, learners with siblings in the high school will be permitted to stay at school until 14:35.
- Please ensure that non-aftercare children who are involved in extramural activities are fetched within 15 minutes of their particular activity ending.
- Please note that due to the increased volume in aftercare numbers there will be no homework club for children who are not enrolled in the aftercare programme.
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