Curro Waterfall

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Curro Waterfall

Curro Waterfall is an English medium independent school based on Christian Principles. We offer our parents state of the art facilities in a safe environment and focus on developing all round balanced individuals.

Our learners are exposed to a quality learning programme in the fields of academics, sport and culture within which they can grow and develop their own, individual abilities.

Quick facts:

  • English-medium
  • Girls and boys from Grade R to Grade 7
  • Aftercare is available
  • A maximum of 25 learners per class

Recognising that academics is the core function in the primary school, we offer an intensive academic programme that goes beyond the basic requirements and provides an enriched curriculum in all subjects. We offer an advanced Mathematics, science, technology and language programme, giving our students that extra advantage over others. Robotics and entrepreneurship also feature strongly in school life.

Sport and cultural activities are viewed as key to developing all round balanced individuals. For this reason, Curro provides an extensive extra-curricular programme.

Academics

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 create opportunities for personal growth in independence and responsibility so that the learners can take up the challenge of being personally responsible and accountable for their actions in the intermediate phase. 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. 

The three main learning areas in the foundation phase are: 

  • Language and literacy 
  • Mathematics 
  • Life Skills 

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 embrace 21st century learning by incorporating the use of tablets, as an additional learning tool, into our classrooms. By using this innovative technology at our school, we are speaking the language our learners understand. 

2018 sees Curro Waterfall’s intermediate phase launch the Microsoft 2-in-1 device partner programme to add to an already dynamic educational offering

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Curriculum 

  • 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 (EMS, Grade 7) 
  • Arts and Culture 
  • Information Technology 
  • Technology 
  • Music 
  • Life Skills (personal growth, physical education, robotics and entrepreneurship) 

We offer a variety of value-added programmes to support the development of our learners. These include: 

  • Makerspace 
  • Extra academic lessons 
  • Grade-specific character building tours

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. 

Vision 

The vision of the IEB is to advance quality teaching and learning in South Africa through an assessment process of integrity, innovation and international comparability. 

The IEB is cognisant that assessment is essential in developing learners who are responsible South African citizens, able to negotiate the challenges of a global world.  Through our assessments, we are motivated to develop learners who are: 

  • critical users of information 
  • ethical reasoners 
  • problem-solvers 
  • creative and reflective thinkers 
  • lifelong learners 
  • society members respectful of diversity, particularly in the Southern African context 
  • active citizens who are committed to upholding the principles of the South African Constitution and the wellbeing of all people. 

The IEB supports the position that actively promoting quality education for every South African citizen is fundamental in establishing a just, open society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights, in which cultural diversity is appreciated and embraced. 

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Mission 

The IEB’s mission is to make a significant, on-going contribution to human resource development through the design, delivery and promotion of a wide range of high quality, affordable assessment products and services to all sectors.  

Values 

The work of the IEB is underpinned by a commitment to the following values:  Integrity, respect, commitment and service, professionalism, communication, quality, teamwork.

Senior phase

Senior Phase: Grade 8 and Grade 9

In the Senior phase, our goal is to develop responsible, independent and proud individuals, who will make a positive contribution to society. 

We embrace 21st century learning by incorporating the use of tablets, as an additional learning tool, into our classrooms. By using this innovative technology at our school, we are speaking the language our learners understand. 

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The Microsoft 2-in-1 device partner programme adds to an already dynamic educational offering, with our curriculum covering problem-solving, critical thinking and the development of skills and values. 

Learners are prepared for the matric examinations set by the Independent Examinations Board (IEB).

Curriculum 

  • English home language  
  • Afrikaans first additional language
  • Zulu first additional language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Life orientation 
  • Natural Sciences (Biology and Physical Sciences) 
  • Social Sciences (Geography and History) 
  • Economic and Management Sciences (EMS)
  • Arts and Culture 
  • Technology 
  • Music 
  • Life Skills (personal growth, physical education and entrepreneurship) 

We offer a variety of value-added programmes to support the development of our learners. These include: 

  • Makerspace 
  • Extra academic lessons 
  • Grade-specific character building tours 

Fees

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

Download our school fee letter below:

OUR FEES

Enrol

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: 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION 

CONSENT FOR CREDIT CHECKS 

DEBIT ORDER INSTRUCTION 

CURRO INDEMNITY FORM 

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: Curro Waterfall, Waterfall Country Village, Waterfall Drive, Opposite Gate 4, Midrand, 1685
  • EMAIL: info.waterfall@curro.co.za (JPEG or PDF format only)
  • TEL: 087 287 9471

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:

Waterfall Country Village
Waterfall Drive
Opposite Gate 4
Midrand
1685

Postal address:

PostNet Suite 654
Private Bag X29
Gallo Manor
2052

GPS coordinates: 26°00’46. 28°05’49.

Contact details:

High school 087 287 9471
Primary school 087 287 9469

Email: info.waterfall@curro.co.za

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