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Curro Sitari – One of the 2 New Private Schools In The Helderberg


Curro Sitari – One of the 2 New Private Schools In The Helderberg

The Helderberg area of Cape Town has gained 2 new private schools in 2016 – Curro Sitari and Reddam House Somerset West.

Curro Sitari is located in Sitari Estate on the R102 between Somerset West and Croydon. It is at present a parallel primary school – i.e. English and Afrikaans and will add a High School in the next 3 years to the offering. Castle Curro offers a nursery school to boys and girls aged 3 months to  5 years.

For more first-hand information, do visit them tomorrow (9 April 2016) for their Open Day between 08h30 and 11h30 - when they will offer info presentations and campus tours.


The Curro Primary School has modern, well-equipped classrooms and Information Technology labs where learners have access to the internet as well as Mathematics and language support programmes. They may also use these facilities for project work or enrichment tasks.

Curro’s grade 6, 9 and 12 learners are writing IEB exams – i.e. an independent examination panel that serves about 200 private schools nationwide.

Read about how Curro Holdings prepares learners with 21st century learning skills and empowers its teachers through curriculum development and research.

Robotics in the Curro classroom:

News24 interview with Alta Greef, (who heads up our Curriculum Dept) about 21st century learning:

Alta Greef's article on 21st century learning skills:



Music, art and drama form part of the school curriculum.

Extramural activities could include:

musical instruments, art, drama, debating, choir, public speaking, eisteddfods, etc.


School sport
Rugby, soccer, netball, hockey, tennis, cricket, athletics and swimming

Private sport
Martial arts, horse riding, gymnastics, golf, cycling, etc.

VALUE-ADDED PROGRAMMES include educational tours/camps/excursions/workshops, character-building programmes, anti-bullying programmes, entrepreneurship, study methods and job shadowing.



Do you offer scholarships?

No, scholarships are not provided for new schools. 

What is the class size?

Curro schools have a maximum of 25 learners per class. 

Is the school only for Sitari residents?

No, it is open to everyone.

How do we go about buying school uniforms?

There will be a Clothing Concept Lounge at the school with one of every item in every size. You can try on the clothes and then order them online, using your family code to access the My Hub online store. The clothes will be delivered to your home.

Is there a discount for more than one child?

The Curro company policy for 2nd, 3rd and 4th child enrolment for a Curro school is:

-          Second child – no discount

-          3rd and 4th child – 10%

Annual up-front payment of school fees gets a 5% discount.

What age should my child start school?

The recommended ages are as follows:

Grade R - the year the child turns 6

Grade 1 - the year the child turns 7

Do I still pay an enrolment fee if I am transferring from another CURRO school?

  • From a Curro to a Curro school: no enrolment fee to be paid, not even a top up if the fee differs from school to school.
  • CASTLE or MERIDIAN orACADEMY to CURRO: will have to pay the top-up difference from the Castle,  Meridian school or Academy to a Curro school.
  • CURRO TO MERIDIAN OR ACADEMY: no enrolment fee, no top-up fee. 


For more information, please visit their facebook page and website:


Author Benhard Wiese
Published 08 Apr 2016 / Views -
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