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Curro Kathu is a leading independent school in Kathu, Northern Cape that provides high-quality education to learners from Grade R to Grade 12 in English or Afrikaans with a focus on developing 21st-century learning skills. Our small class sizes and enhanced curriculum empower learners with 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 Kathu, offers an integrated play-based programme to children 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 Kathu, we balance academic excellence with sports and cultural activities that ensure 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 building to a variety of specialised subjects (such as Robotics and Engineering Graphics and Design) in primary and high school.
We develop 21st-century learning skills
Our enhanced curriculum, taught in English or Afrikaans, incorporates a project-based learning approach, while 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 from the intermediate phase onwards. 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.
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.
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.
Our learners further benefit from 21st-century learning by gaining skills relevant to the workplace of the future in subjects such as Technology and Engineering Graphics and Design, and by using tablets (e-books) rather than textbooks for certain subjects from the intermediate phase onwards. Using innovative technology allows teachers to provide a wealth of information at the touch of a button and better prepares learners for the workplace of the future.
What else is near Curro Kathu?
Curro Kathu is located in Kathu, Northern Cape. Our school is easily accessible from Umgeni Road and just off the R380 and N14. We are conveniently close to many shops and restaurants, such as the Siyathembe Shopping Centre, Kathu Village Mall and Heritage Mall, and the Mediclinic Kathu is in close proximity to further ensure the safety of our children. Nearby attractions include the Sivos Training Centre and the Kalahari Country Club. We also offer school transport to learners in surrounding areas.