Curro High School to open in Century City in January
The new Curro Century City High School is on track to open in January 2017.
Executive head, Sean Friedenthal, said construction had been completed and they were currently busy with finishing touches, painting and snagging.
“We will be 100 percent ready to welcome our new intake of Grade 8s and 9s on January 11 to this beautiful new school,” he said.
He said they currently had an enrolment of around 150 learners for Grades 8 & 9 next year which equated to around six classes, three for each of the two grades.
“However, if needs be we can push this to four classes in each grade,” he said.
Curro Holdings, the listed independent school company, opened a primary school at Century City in January 2013.
Friedenthal said the primary school was almost at full capacity with enrolment numbers having exceeded their most ambitious expectations. The primary school, which operates from Group 4 to Grade 7, has a capacity of around 800 while the high school will have a capacity of around 500 when fully operational.
The new campus, he said, will meet the strong demand from their existing learners as well as others for high school facilities in the Century City precinct.
“We are building the entire high school campus now but will only open Grades 8 and 9 next year with the other grades being phased in to ensure continuity for the learners.”
He said Curro encourages learners to follow their hearts and to develop into the best people they can be.
“The curriculum covers problem-solving, creative thinking and the development of skills and values.”
The new campus comprises 24 classrooms, four laboratories, computer rooms, consumer studies kitchen, a cafeteria and an administration block.
In addition certain existing facilities on the primary school campus such as the hall and sports field will be shared with the junior campus.
Curro Century City was the group’s first new concept “City school” which has a bigger academic focus than the traditional larger Curro campuses but still offers a variety of sports facilities including tennis courts, a multi-purpose field, two Fives soccer courts and a “beautiful” indoor swimming pool.