FAQs

Parents won’t have to teach any classes. All classes take place through live lessons with teachers, and teachers check in on learners’ progress during the day. Parents of primary school learners may initially need to help ensure that they develop a routine that supports their learning, until they have developed the necessary self-discipline.

Yes, although all children learn from home, all classes at Curro Online are presented online by subject-specific teachers through live lessons. Teachers then check in on learners’ progress during the day to ensure that get the highest possible quality online education.

Classes at Curro Online are presented according to a daily timetable. With no more than 25 learners per class, our teachers will notice when any learner doesn’t attend. As learners need parental permission to miss a class at our online school (and watch the recording later), parents will be informed if learners are not attending classes.

As all our classes are recorded, learners who missed a class at our online school can access the recording along with the relevant digital material at any time of the day. Furthermore, with no more than 25 learners per class, our teachers will notice when a learner doesn’t attend and can check in with them to ensure that everything is in order.

Our learners are prepared for the IEB examinations at the end of Grade 12 by receiving high quality online education. However, we take a greater world-readiness approach rather than prepare them only for examinations, so that they can fluently apply what they have learned to the world around them.

Exams will be written under online supervision from your home. Only the final Grade 12 examination will need to be written at an approved IEB examination centre (such as Curro Schools or Curro Select Schools).

You will need a stable Internet connection with a minimum download speed of 10Mbps and upload speed of 2Mbps, as well as a monthly data cap of 50Gb. The programmes at our online school are not compatible with Apple devices or tablets – a desktop computer or laptop with 8Gb RAM is recommended.

All classes are scheduled according to a timetable, and teachers remain available for questions while doing homework. Teachers initiate each class and guide learners through the prescribed material on the online platform. Learners may ask questions during the lesson and contact teachers with questions later on. All lessons are also recorded so that learners can refer back to it later on for revision or understanding.

With home school, parents are required to teach their children themselves by fully taking on the role of a teacher. This involves parents setting a timetable, monitoring their child’s progress, marking assignments, and taking full responsibility for their academic welfare. However, modern-day working parents are often not able to home school their children due to the demands of their jobs.

With online learning, parents aren’t required to teach any material, although they may need to help learners develop the required self-discipline. Learners have live classes with teachers, as well as access to recorded classes, digital learning tools, and additional multimedia-based learning material. At Curro Online, learners get to learn from home and to work at their own pace within a timetable.

The main advantage of our high quality online education is that it presents learners with a flexible alternative to traditional classroom-based education. Furthermore, children learn from home and can work at their own pace within a timetable.

Click here to read about more advantages of online learning.

A once-off enrolment fee is payable upon acceptance of the learner’s application. Thereafter, a monthly fee is payable via debit order. Please refer to our fee structure for more information.

The following software licenses are included in the school fees:

  • Microsoft Office 365 license (including all necessary apps and programmes)
  • Mindspark license
  • Reading Eggs license
  • Virtual Robotics license
  • Siyavula license

Our admin offices are situated in Cape Town. However, as our classes take place through live lessons online, our teachers are situated across the country.

Yes, all classes take place through live lessons, unless the has specifically assigned a pre-recorded lesson. All lessons are also recorded so that learners can re-watch it at a later stage. Learners who were absent with permission can also access these recordings at a later stage so they never miss out on any teaching.

Yes, learners will receive a National Senior Certificate issued by Umalusi, as with all public or independent school matriculants. Our learners also write the IEB examination at the end of Grade 12, which greatly prepares them for the demands of a tertiary education institution.

Teachers who experience load shedding will inform learners ahead of time (unless load shedding is implemented unexpectedly) and will then load a recording for that lesson as soon as they can.

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    Quick Facts


    Grades:
    4 to 10

    School times:
    07:30 – 14:30

    Class size:
    25 max

    Fees:
    R3 680 – R4 200

    Matric exam:
    IEB

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