Curro Secunda

Curro Secunda

Curro Secunda provides excellent, quality education, including sport and culture, to learners from 3 months to Grade 11. We offer parallel-medium tuition (Afrikaans and English in separate classes) from Group 4 to Grade 11. Grade 12 classes starting in 2020. A wide subject choice will be offered in the FET phase and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) examination will be written at the end of Grade 12 once the phase is available.

Curro Secunda has comprehensive facilities and offers a wide variety of extramural activities, while school fees are kept affordable. Our campus can accommodate up to 2 000 learners.

Curro Secunda is committed to helping to set the benchmark for education in South Africa by embracing the 21st century skills that learners need in their daily lives.

Quick facts:

  • Co-educational (girls and boys)
  • Parallel-medium (English and Afrikaans in separate classes)
  • Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3
  • Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7
  • Senior school phase: Grade 8 and Grade 11
  • Controlled class sizes
  • Aftercare is available for learners from Grade R to Grade 5
  • IEB examinations (Grade 12)




Foundation phase

Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3 

In the foundation phase, we focus on teaching the foundational skills, concepts 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 encourage opportunities for 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.

The three main learning areas in the foundation phase are:

  • Language and literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills

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 has been introduced. Extra academic classes are available every Wednesday after school.

Intermediate phase

Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to 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 aim to embrace 21st century learning by incorporating the use of tablets into our classrooms. We currently raise children who are ‘digital natives’. By embracing innovative technology into our school, we are speaking the language our learners understand.


  • English or Afrikaans home language
  • English or Afrikaans first additional language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences and Technology (including Robotics)
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History)
  • Arts and Culture
  • Information Technology (non-exam subject)
  • Life Skills (personal growth, physical education)
  • Life Orientation
  • Natural Sciences (Biology and Physical Sciences)
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Technology
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To align with 21st century skills Curro Secunda focuses on core subjects, namely Mathematics, languages, Science and Technology.


The Mathematics curriculum has been rewritten to allow for a learner-centric, problem-solving approach. 

AdMaths is offered during school hours for learners who are high achievers in Mathematics. 


Curro Secunda uses an individualised approach of matching learners to book levels as well as using guided reading and writing when teaching languages. Added to this is the implementation of reciprocal teaching of reading to enhance each learner’s deeper reading comprehension.  

Science and Technology

In Robotics learners build and program Lego robots for 25% of the tuition time. The Science curriculum has been adapted to include 21st century content and learning.

Senior and FET phase

Senior phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9 

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 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 Secunda 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). 


In this phase the CAPS curriculum is implemented, with Mathematics allowing for a more focused and problem-solving approach. The same literacy principles as in previous phases are included in the home language teaching, with a bigger emphasis on language. In the Science and Technology curriculum we focus not only on 21st century technology, but also on nanotechnology and a study of the Da Vinci inventions. This is all done with CAPS and the IEB in mind. 



  • English home language 
  • Afrikaans first additional language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Technology 
  • Economic and Management Sciences 
  • Life Orientation 
  • Creative Arts 

FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 11 (Grade 12 phasing in 2020)

In the FET phase, learners make their subject choices. Curro offers learners a wide selection of subjects, enabling them to pursue these further for their chosen careers. Learners are thoroughly informed, enabling them to make wise choices, and are encouraged to include Mathematics and Science. In the FET phase emphasis is placed on thorough preparation for the IEB matric examinations.


We are very aware that, at the end of their school careers, learners need to excel in their matric examination to ensure access to tertiary education institutions and selection for their areas of study. Although we take Grade 10 to Grade 12 very seriously, we realise that a purely examination-driven approach is not the answer. Curro has developed an additional inter-Curro subject-head system to ensure that we have quality assurance across schools. This system extends well beyond examinations and question banks, enabling educators to share resources, teaching ideas and material that can be used on tablets to enhance learning and the development of 21st century skills.

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Subject choice must include:

  • English home language
  • Afrikaans first additional language
  • Mathematics and Intelligence Practise
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

Three additional subjects which could include:

  • Physical Sciences and Intelligence Practise
  • Business Studies
  • Life Sciences
  • Geography
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Accounting


Defining the IEB 

IEB stands for the Independent Examinations Board, a South African assessment agency that conducts assessment for schooling and adult education. It is accredited by Umalusi for examinations in schooling and adult education. It has also been appointed as the Assessment Quality Partner for the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) for Foundational Learning Competence, a requirement in occupational qualifications at levels 3 and 4 of the NQF. The IEB has a training unit, IEB Assessment in Education and Training, which is accredited by the ETDP SETA.


Curro Secunda’s school fees are determined by considering several aspects required to maintain high-quality curriculum offerings and services offered by the school.

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A learner must benefit from Curro’s mainstream curriculum and it is therefore necessary to assess each application for admission. Applicants are assessed according to the normal entry requirements and, if necessary, personal interviews are requested. Successful enrolments are based on availability for the grade applied for. 

The enrolment process is as follows: 

Step 1: 

The following documentation should be completed and submitted: 





It is important to complete the application-for-admission form thoroughly and to attach ALL other relevant supporting documents indicated in the application-for-admission form. 

Step 2: 

Submit ALL required documentation to: 

  • BY HAND: Main Reception of Curro School at Cnr of Coen Brits Street and Nelson Mandela Street
  • EMAIL: (JPEG or PDF format only)

Step 3: 

If successful, the parents/guardians/account holder will need to sign the Curro admissions contract. Once the learner has been accepted, relevant details will be captured, at which time parents receive an email confirming the learner’s status of acceptance and a family code. The account holder will receive an invoice for the once-off, non-refundable enrolment fee and the banking details. 

Step 4: 

Payment of the enrolment fee must be made to secure the learner’s place for the next academic year or term. (Please retain the proof of payment for record purposes.) 


Contact us

Physical address:

Cnr of Nelson Mandela and Coen Brits Streets

Postal address:

PO Box 10495

GPS coordinates: S 26° 31’ 25.5″ E 029° 11’ 34.7″

Contact details: 087 285 3642


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