Curro Langebaan

Curro Langebaan

Since opening its doors in 2007, Curro Langebaan has played an important role in life on the West Coast and has blossomed into the school of choice on the West Coast. 

Apart from the classrooms, in which we accommodate an average of 25 learners, we have a well-developed infrastructure that includes: 

  • IT labs, a Robotics lab and other subject-specialist rooms.   
  • The multi-functional centre and aquatics centre, which support our extramural activities. 
  • Our modern hostel that strives to be a home away from home for our boarders. 
  • Bus routes that run from Darling/Yzerfontein to Velddrif. 
  • Our Curro Castle, which accommodates toddlers from 3 months old to Grade R and uses the well-researched Curro Castle curriculum. 

Curro Langebaan’s curriculum is what stands out among all other schools on the West Coast. Supported by Curro Holdings’ CMD (curriculum management and development), we not only provide the highly accredited IEB curriculum from Grade 10 to 12, but also an enriched version of the government’s CAPS curriculum from Grade R to Grade 9. The school received its unconditional accreditation from Umalusi in 2015. Using tablets as a teaching aid, the school also runs an efficient Wi-Fi system throughout the campus.    

Curro Langebaan’s sports codes provide healthy competition with all the surrounding schools and it is justly proud of the provincial colours earned by its learners in a large number of these codes. The Curro Langebaan Swimming Club competes in the WPA league. 

To develop well-balanced young adults, Curro Langebaan is serious about cultural activities. The school achieves outstanding results in the West Boland eisteddfod in all categories. 

We believe in a neat, child-friendly school environment that will support good discipline. We also focus on building an acceptable school ethos and sustainable traditions. 

Join us at Curro Langebaan … where the Langies Legacy lives. 

Visit our Curro Castle Langebaan page for more information about our nursery school.

Quick facts: 

  • Co-educational (girls and boys) 
  • Teaching language: English and Afrikaans 
  • Foundation phase: Grade 1 to Grade 3 
  • Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7 
  • Senior phase: Grade 8 to Grade 9 
  • FET phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12 
  • Class size: Controlled class sizes 
  • School times vary depending on the grade. Please see school times for more information. 
  • Aftercare available (everyday until 17:30) 
  • Hostel facilities (from Grade 7) 
  • IEB examination (Grade 12)

Academics

Foundation phase

Foundation phase: Grade 1 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. 

A very high standard of academic tuition takes top priority at Curro Langebaan. Learners are educated and equipped to be critical thinkers. Lateral thinking and the innovative application of skills are developed and encouraged through creative teaching methods. 

Highly qualified educators at Curro Langebaan make it their goal to enable learners to develop to their full potential in the academic field. Curro Langebaan strives to prepare learners for a fast-changing world where they will be able to take their places after matric as worthy citizens of our country. 

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 lessons form part of the curriculum. 

Further attributes within the phases that develop and stimulate learning:

  • The curriculum is complemented during the year with content that will interest and motivate the learners 
  • Quarterly reports give parents precise feedback on the learners’ progress 
  • Continuous evaluation 
  • Educational outings allow learners to experience the themes that are discussed in class 
  • A stimulating environment in and out of the classroom promotes maximal learning 
  • Communication with parents about learners’ progress takes place on a regular basis 
  • Computer skills classes 
  • Market days to stimulate and develop the learners’ entrepreneurial skills

Language and literacy

Home language (English or Afrikaans) and first additional language (English or Afrikaans) 

In the literacy subject, we have incorporated the latest global trend of matching learners to book levels and of teaching guided reading and writing. This develops conceptual understanding at the learners’ own pace. Literacy skills are also taught using structured text types.

Mathematics

The curriculum has been written with a learner-centric, problem-solving approach leading to an individualised, well-developed number concept in young learners. This facilitates the successful learning of Mathematics as an abstract subject from Grade 4 to Grade 12.

Life Skills

We have added Robotics and Science to this subject as it involves design and a deep level of cognition, which underpins the learners’ creativity in using software to program their Lego educational toys. Collaboration is encouraged by allowing learners to work in pairs.

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. 

A very high standard of academic tuition takes top priority at Curro Langebaan. Learners are educated and equipped to be critical thinkers. Lateral thinking and the innovative application of skills are developed and encouraged through creative teaching methods. 

Highly qualified educators at Curro Langebaan make it their goal to enable learners to develop to their full potential in the academic field. Curro Langebaan strives to prepare learners for a fast-changing world where they will be able to take their places after matric as worthy citizens of our country. 

Curriculum 

  • English or Afrikaans home language  
  • English or Afrikaans first additional language 
  • Mathematics 
  • Life Orientation 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Technology 
  • Social Sciences 
  • Economic and Management Sciences (EMS) 
  • Arts and Culture 
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To align with 21st century skills Curro Langebaan focuses on core subjects, namely Mathematics, Languages, Science and Technology. 

Mathematics 

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

Languages 

Curro Langebaan 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. 

Further attributes within the phases that develop and stimulate learning: 

  • Computer skills classes 
  • Access to the internet for research purposes 
  • Continuous assessment in the form of tasks, projects and class tests twice a week 
  • Formal assessments twice a year in the form of examinations 
  • Quarterly feedback to parents about learners’ progress in the form of reports 
  • Quarterly parents’ evenings to keep parents up to date and to discuss learners’ progress 
  • Regular communication with parents if learners experience problems, and advice on how to deal with these situations 
  • Educational camps and outings 
  • Learning programmes that interest and motivate learners to give their best 
  • In the FET phase learners have the option of taking both languages as home languages 
  • Specialised subject teaching from Grade 7 to Grade 12 
  • A formal year-end function where learners receive certificates, merits and other awards as recognition for academic progress and excellence

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 Langebaan 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). 

Curriculum 

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. 

Subjects 

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

Further attributes within the phases that develop and stimulate learning 

  • Computer skills classes 
  • Access to the internet for research purposes 
  • Continuous assessment in the form of tasks, projects and class tests twice a week 
  • Formal assessments twice a year in the form of examinations 
  • Quarterly feedback to parents about learners’ progress in the form of reports 
  • Quarterly parents’ evenings to keep parents up to date and to discuss learners’ progress 
  • Regular communication with parents if learners experience problems, and advice on how to deal with these situations 
  • Educational camps and outings 
  • Learning programmes that interest and motivate learners to give their best 
  • Specialised subject teaching from Grade 8 to Grade 12 
  • A formal year-end function where learners receive certificates, merits and other awards as recognition for academic progress and excellence 

High School phase: Grade 10 to Grade 12 

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 examination.  

Curriculum 

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. 

Subjects 

Subject choice must include: 

  • Afrikaans home language or Afrikaans first additional language 
  • English home language or English first additional language 
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy 
  • Life Orientation 

At Curro Langebaan learners can choose one subject from each of the following three groups in addition to the compulsory subjects indicated below for 2018: 

Grade 10 

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 
Physical Sciences  Business Studies  Visual Arts Tourism Life Sciences  Engineering Graphics and Design  Computer Applications Technology (CAT)  Music Geography  Accounting  Life Sciences Consumer Studies Electrical Technology 

Grade 11 

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 
Physical Sciences  Business Studies              Visual ArtsTourismLife Sciences             Computer Applications Technology (CAT)         Music Engineering Graphics and Design Accounting                                       Life Sciences  Consumer Studies  GeographyAccounting


Grade 12

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 
Physical Sciences Computer Applications Technology (CAT)  Business Studies Visual Arts  Life Sciences Computer Applications Technology (CAT) Music Tourism Engineering Graphics and Design  Accounting Life Sciences Consumer Studies Geography

Further attributes within the phases that develop and stimulate learning 

  • Computer skills classes 
  • Access to the internet for research purposes 
  • Continuous assessment in the form of tasks, projects and class tests twice a week 
  • Formal assessments twice a year in the form of examinations 
  • Quarterly feedback to parents about learners’ progress in the form of reports 
  • Quarterly parents’ evenings to keep parents up to date and to discuss learners’ progress 
  • Regular communication with parents if learners experience problems, and advice on how to deal with these situations 
  • Educational camps and outings 
  • Learning programmes that interest and motivate learners to give their best 
  • In the FET phase learners have the option of taking both languages as home languages 
  • Specialised subject teaching from Grade 7 to Grade 12 
  • A formal year-end function where learners receive certificates, merits and other awards as recognition for academic progress and excellence 
  • Eighth subject Grade 10 to Grade 12: Information Technology, Advanced Mathematics, Music
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IEB

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

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. 

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. 

For more information visit the IEB website – www.ieb.co.za

High school roster

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  EXAM TIMETABLE GRADE 8 – 11 NOVEMBER 2019

School calendar

SCHOOL CALENDAR AND TERM DATES 2019

SCHOOL CALENDAR AND TERM DATES 2020

Fees

Curro Langebaan’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: 

The following documentation should be completed and submitted along with the application form: 

ENROLMENT DOCUMENTS

WELCOME LETTER

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: 

  • Physical address: Long Acres Way, Langebaan
  • Enquiries: 022 772 0116

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.)

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Boarding School from Grades 5 to 12

Why choose Curro Langebaan?

  • IEB curriculum
  • Exceptional, experienced and fully-qualified staff
  • Broad subject choice
  • Advanced swimming programme
  • Hockey AstroTurf

Why choose Curro Langebaan boarding school?

  • Newly-upgraded boarding facility for 2019
  • No more than four boarders per room
  • Daily supervision
  • Laundry facilities
  • DStv and Wi-Fi
  • Ratio 1:20
  • Homely atmosphere
  • Access control and CCTV in 2019

Boarding parents or supervisors
Presently we have two supervisors with an education background who are currently teachers at the school. They live on-site and their mission is to make our boarding school a home away from home for each learner. With the new facility upgrade we will be implementing more additions that create this homely atmosphere.

Frequently asked questions

Where is the nearest medical facility?
The local GP is in Langebaan and the nearest hospital in Vredenburg.

How do leave arrangements and visits work?
Learners sign in and out at reception if they leave the boarding. We have two weekend furloughs per term.

Is theft an issue and how is it dealt with?
We have no theft issue, we solve problems internally and if not resolved, we request assistance from the local police.

Who monitors my child’s progress?
The boarding school manager.

Will my child make friends easily?
We try our utmost best to assist them by creating a friendly environment.

Do boys and girls have separate facilities?
Yes, but we have a common dining area.

What is your response to bullying?
Our Curro anti-bullying policy is implemented, and we have a zero-tolerance approach to bullying of any kind.

What happens if my child is homesick?
The boarder caretakers (for boys and girls) will assist the learner by putting them at ease and the boarder caretaker will make contact with the learner’s family.

How do boarders occupy themselves over weekends?
We have a TV room, the boarder caretakers also take boarders to the local shopping mall and weather permitting, to the beach.

What kind of food is served to the boarders?
Three balanced, homely meals, with dessert twice per week.

How do parents communicate with their child?
Via the learner’s cellphone or through the boarding school manager.

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Contact us

Physical address:

Long Acres Way, Langebaan 7357

Postal address:

PO Box 1060, Langebaan 7357

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