Computer Applications Technology (CAT)

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The ability to use computers is no longer an option or luxury in today’s technology-reliant business environment. At our online school, we understand that all levels of business, from entry-level to management, involve some degree of computer-based work, ranging from sending an email and creating spreadsheets to setting up a local network and analysing data. As learners at Curro Online get to learn from home, they get a quality online education through live lessons with teachers.

Computer Applications Technology (CAT) at Curro Online
Computer Applications Technology teaches children who learn from home to use end-user computing applications in different sectors of society. Through online learning, it allows learners at Curro Online to function in the technology-rich workplace beyond fields that rely heavily on advanced computer-based skills. Through our approach to quality online education, we provide learners with 21st-century skills that will allow them to thrive in the world of computer-based work.

Through our online learning model, we provide learners with an exceptional set of skills to use communication technology in a practical manner. As children learn from home, our live lessons and learning platform inherently provides them with 21st-century skills and teaches the vast benefits of using technology.

What will children learn?
At Curro Online, learners will gain knowledge and skills needed to understand and work with computers. Software taught our online school starts with MS Word (word processing) MS Excel (spreadsheets), MS Access (databases), MS PowerPoint (presentations) and HTML (web design), and later expands to more intricate components of communications technology.

The theory component covers the history and development of computers and components such as the Internet, software, and interconnected hardware, while the practical component taught through live lessons ensure that learners are proficient in using various types of interconnected computer technology.

Why choose Computer Applications Technology (CAT) from Grade 10?
CAT has strong links to all the other subjects offered at our online school, and to all spheres of life. At the end of Grade 12, learners will possess advanced 21st-century skills in using Microsoft Office applications, and will be able to apply their skills to other software applications. We provide learners with great independent skills in using computers. By completing this subject through online learning, learners will have an advantage in whatever career they choose.

What are the career opportunities?
Computer technician, network technician, data processor, personal assistant, most careers that include a computer component.

Interested? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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    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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    isiZulu First Additional Language

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    As one of the major spoken languages in South Africa, isiZulu is used in social environments as well as in professional environments for corporate communication. Organisations in the country need to accommodate isiZulu-speaking customers or employees and, therefore, have added speaking isiZulu as a required or advantageous skill to many job descriptions that include corporate communication – especially in industries that deal directly with the greater public. At Curro Online, our isiZulu lessons provide learners with a quality online education in the language that prepares them for this reality while they learn from home.

    isiZulu at Curro Online
    As learners at our online school get to learn from home, they gain quality online education as well as written and spoken skills (language structure and conventions) to confidently engage in society and workplace corporate communication. They may be expected to communicate with the teacher and their online school classmates in isiZulu to some extent during isiZulu lessons, so that they grow comfortable in speaking the language.

    What will learners gain?
    During our isiZulu lessons, we focus on comprehension (listen and understand), speaking (oral, dialogue), reading and writing, and language (spelling, basic phonics) with the goal of allowing learners to seamlessly understand and communicate in the language. By getting a quality online education of this nature, learners at Curro Online will be able to integrate into social and professional environments effortlessly and fluently. As language is a medium through which relationships are built and cultural diversity appreciated, children who learn from home at our online school will benefit in particular from this socially-boosting subject.

    What are the career opportunities?
    Interpreter, journalist, media broadcaster, liaison, marketer, translator, customer service agent, teacher’s assistant (generally advantageous on a CV).

    Interested? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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      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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      Subject Team


      Subject expert

      TBC


      Teacher
      Menzi Dladla


      Afrikaans First Additional Language

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      As a major spoken language in South Africa, Afrikaans is often used in professional and social environments. Organisations still use Afrikaans in corporate communication, while Afrikaans publications have become a niche market sector that selects only the best creative or editorial writers. At Curro Online, our live lessons provide learners with a quality online education that prepares them for this reality while they learn from home.

      Afrikaans at Curro Online
      As learners at our online school get to learn from home, they gain quality online education as well as written and spoken skills to confidently engage in society and workplace corporate communication. They may be expected to communicate with the teacher and their online school classmates in Afrikaans during live lessons, so that they grow comfortable in speaking the language.

      What will learners gain?
      The subject, offered through live lessons, focuses on listening and speaking (oral, dialogue, acting), reading and viewing (linguistics, literature), writing and presenting (diverse purposes, formats, context) and language (phonics, spelling, grammar). By getting a quality online education of this nature, learners at Curro Online will be able to integrate into social and professional Afrikaans-speaking environments effortlessly and fluently. As language is a medium through which relationships are built and cultural diversity appreciated, children who learn from home at our online school will benefit in particular from this socially-boosting subject.

      What are the career opportunities?
      Writing and speaking in fluent Afrikaans opens up doors to several industries in the country, as it allows for easier integrated into the workplace where corporate communication is often done in Afrikaans. Career opportunities focused on Afrikaans itself, though, could include editor, interpreter, journalist, media broadcaster, public relations officer, marketer, author, publisher, tour guide, translator, teacher.

      Interested? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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        Grades:
        4 to 10

        School times:
        07:30 – 14:30

        Class size:
        25 max

        Fees:
        R3 680 – R4 200

        Matric exam:
        IEB

        Apply now

        Subject Team


        Subject expert

        Emmie Palmer


        Teacher
        Emmie Palmer
        Helen Chappel
        Helen Druce
        Janie Hammond
        Marietta Herbst
        Yvette Boyd


        English Home Language

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        English is the chosen language for international communication, especially in the business world. Spoken or understood by billions of people, and as the standard language for web-based communication, English opens up opportunities across all sectors and countries. The subject allows children who learn from home at our online school to communicate effectively and advances their role as globally-competitive citizens through quality online education.

        English Home Language at Curro Online
        As learners at Curro Online get to learn from home, they gain quality online education as well as modern skills such as web-based communication, as all lessons are held online. The subject focuses on oral skills (listening, comprehension, reading, speaking), literature (novels, stories, poetry, film), writing (creative, practical) and language (summarising, editing, persuasive and visual communication) – all of which are essential for international communication. It also fosters critical language awareness, which helps learners engage and communicate more effectively.

        English is the subject that underpins all other subjects and the basics of web-based communication, which is at the core of our online school. As part of our commitment to quality online education, the subject teaches learners at Curro Online to understand the world around them and respond in an appropriate manner.

        What will learners gain?
        At Curro Online, we provide children who learn from home with the necessary language skills to master basic interpersonal communication in social situations, and the cognitive academic skills required for learning across the curriculum. Our online school also provides learners with a literary, aesthetic and imaginative ability to recreate, imagine, and empower their understandings of the world they live in, which is greatly reliant on web-based communication.

        What are the career opportunities?
        Writing and speaking in fluent English opens up doors to virtually any industry in the world, as English is the language of international communication. Career opportunities focused on English itself could include editor, proofreader, copywriter, interpreter, journalist, legal adviser, legal administrator, media broadcaster, public relations officer, marketer, author, publisher, tour guide, translator, researcher, lecturer, teacher, and more.

        Interested? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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          Grades:
          4 to 10

          School times:
          07:30 – 14:30

          Class size:
          25 max

          Fees:
          R3 680 – R4 200

          Matric exam:
          IEB

          Apply now

          Subject Team


          Subject expert

          Megan Rademeyer


          Teacher
          Geraldine Venter
          Helen Druce
          Liesel Bongers
          Renate van Tonder

          Rosie Cumming
          Siphesihle Tshabalala
          Yvette Boyd
          Ulrich Wissdorf


          Life Orientation

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          Life Orientation at Curro Online
          Life Orientation is the holistic study of the self in relation to others and to society. It develops learners’ online interpersonal skills and prepares them for life’s responsibilities and possibilities. As learners at Curro Online get to learn from home, we go to great efforts to ensure that their quality online education covers the foundations for personal growth. During their live lessons, our teachers present the subject content in a manner that is interesting and stimulating, yet tailored to a framework that is relevant in their daily lives.

          What does Life Orientation entail?
          At Curro Online, Life Orientation applies a holistic approach to the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical and personal growth, as well as the development of online interpersonal skills which are essential to the personal well-being of learners at our online school. Through quality online education, the subject encourages the development of a balanced and confident individual who can contribute to a just and democratic society, a productive economy and an improved quality of life. Furthermore, we focus on personal skills such as confidence, presentation skills, and etiquette.

          At our online school, children learn from home. Therefore, they are encouraged to participate fully during live lessons by sharing their views and feelings about the topic under discussion and classes are thus interactive and stimulating for all. Through this approach, they develop great online interpersonal skills such as interpreting the opinions of others and providing appropriate responses or rebuttles. Modern society holds a myriad of challenges for learners entering the job market; successfully negotiating this landscape is crucial to their success. Therefore, our unique approach provides learners with online interpersonal skills As part of our commitment to quality online education, Life Orientation at Curro Online strives to encourage children who learn from home to develop the skills required to cope successfully with these challenges.

          Topics covered at our online school through live lessons include personal well-being, human rights, diversity, religion, self-awareness, careers and career choices, causes and prevention of social ills or environmental sustainability, and several other topics that learners might face in their lives.

          What are the career opportunities?
          Counsellor, human resources, social worker, motivational speaker, researcher, teacher.

          Interested? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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            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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            Subject Team


            Subject expert

            TBC


            Teacher
            Clair Pyle
            Siphesihle Tshabalala


            Information Technology

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            No industry in our modern society is untouched by information technology on various levels of complexity. Children who learn from home at Curro Online, will be uniquely prepared for the workplace of the future. Through live lessons with teachers, Information Technology at our online school is the study of the various interrelated technologies used to capture and process data into useful information.

            As learners at Curro Online get to learn from home, they get a quality online education in online Information Technology through live lessons with teachers.

            What does Information Technology entail?
            At Curro Online, our learners gain quality online education through the nature of our online school model. We have a great focus on programming, data and information management, as well as a unique approach to online Information Technology and use of appropriate communication technology for information dissemination. Through live lessons with teachers, we prepare them for the 21st-century workplace.

            Topics covered at our online school include data management, components of communication technology, programming, and various interrelated technologies. By offering high quality online education, we ensure that children at our school who learn from home are ready for the 21st-century workplace.

            What are the career opportunities?
            Computer technician, data analyst, database designer, gamer, IT specialist, network specialist, programming, software engineer, systems developer.

            Interested? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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              Grades:
              4 to 10

              School times:
              07:30 – 14:30

              Class size:
              25 max

              Fees:
              R3 680 – R4 200

              Matric exam:
              IEB

              Apply now

              Subject Team


              Subject expert

              Lenore Rix


              Teacher
              Sandra van Wyk
              Dalton Daniels


              Robotics

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              The world is continually evolving in the ever-changing face of technology. By having access to information at the touch of a button, new technological developments and improvements are made every day – no occupation is untouched by information technology and coding. At Curro Online, we provide our learners with 21st-century skills by teaching them Robotics online. Through live lessons with teachers, our online school allows children who learn from home to get affordable, high quality online education in the field of robotics.

              What is robotics?
              In practice, robotics is a field that encompasses science, engineering, technology, and information technology (particularly coding). Although many organisations dabble in artificial intelligence and developing robots in the stereotypical sense, the field of robotics is continuously expanding and involves various sub-fields in automation – especially in the engineering industry. The endless opportunities when combining coding, engineering and science leads to new jobs and career opportunities developing each day – most of which involve some degree of coding, data analysis, artificial intelligence, machine automation, and scientific principles. Our online school provides learners with the necessary 21st-century skills to flourish in this ever-changing environment.

              Robotics at Curro Online
              At Curro Online, learners gain 21st-century skills such advanced computer skills, several different coding languages, and theoretical knowledge about the components of computers and Robotics online. Through live lessons with teachers, children who learn from home discover how subject is intertwined with Information Technology, also offered at our online school, as both involve coding principles.

              As our learners get to learn from home, they get a quality online education in Robotics online through live lessons with teachers.

              What are the career opportunities?
              Cloud computing, software developer, web developer, data analyst, computer systems engineer, database administrator, network system administrator, and many more yet to be discovered.

              Interested? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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                Grades:
                4 to 10

                School times:
                07:30 – 14:30

                Class size:
                25 max

                Fees:
                R3 680 – R4 200

                Matric exam:
                IEB

                Apply now

                Subject Team


                Subject expert

                Lenore Rix


                Teacher
                Dalton Daniels
                Sandra van Wyk


                Creative Arts

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                Creative Arts at Curro Online
                Creative Arts at our online school exposes learners up to Grade 9 to a range of art forms, focused on visual arts and drama, and touching on dance and music through quality online education. The main purpose of the subject at Curro Online is to equip children who learn from home with modern skills so that they can become creative, imaginative individuals who appreciate the arts and have the basic knowledge and skills to participate in arts activities.

                As learners at Curro Online get to learn from home, they gain modern skills and quality online education through live lessons with teachers. Our teachers apply creative methods to ensure that learners are able to apply and develop their creativity in an artistic manner.

                What does Creative Arts entail?
                At Curro Online, our learners gain quality online education through the nature of our online school model. Our learners will be exposed to modern skills and theoretical and practical elements of a range of art forms, including dance, drama, music, and visual arts (design and crafts). As they learn from home, learners at our online school will learn how to initiate, create, and appreciate original and existing art in its various forms, and express themselves in a creative manner. The subject greatly boosts learners’ creativity, which helps them develop problem-solving skills beyond the context of the classroom.

                What are the career opportunities?
                Art history, appraisal, choreographer, dancer, fashion designer, film and sound technician, graphic designer, interior designer, musician, print/digital media, photographer, product designer, web designer.

                Interested? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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                  Grades:
                  4 to 10

                  School times:
                  07:30 – 14:30

                  Class size:
                  25 max

                  Fees:
                  R3 680 – R4 200

                  Matric exam:
                  IEB

                  Apply now

                  Subject Team


                  Subject expert

                  Natasha Campbell


                  Teacher
                  Natasha Campbell
                  Liesel Bongers


                  Technology

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                  Our way of life in the 21st-century century, also known as the age of the online fourth industrial revolution, is completely dependent on continually functional and ever-improving technology. By providing learners at our online school with a quality online education through live lessons with teachers, we introduce them to the basics needed to excel in various fields of construction, engineering, and design.

                  Creativity and problem-solving are at the foundation of the online fourth industrial revolution. The nature of our online school provides children who learn from home with unique innovative- and critical-thinking skills.

                  Technology at Curro Online
                  At Curro Online, our learners gain quality online education through the nature of our online school model. The subject covers the four content areas of Technology, particularly the non-linear design process. Furthermore, they develop an understanding of creation of structures, systems and processes to meet people’s needs and improving society’s quality of life.  Beyond practical applications, the subject provides children who learn from home with valuable thinking patterns related to creative design and problem-solving. Through live lessons with teachers, we prepare them for the online fourth industrial revolution.

                  Topics covered at Curro Online include theoretical knowledge and practical skills relating to design, technology drawing, artistic drawing, structures, mechanical systems, electrical systems, processing, working with various materials, and more. Through live lessons with teachers, we provide children who learn from home with quality online education.

                  What are the career opportunities?
                  Architect, builder, carpenter, construction foreman, civil engineer, electrician, electrical engineer, textile design, mechanical engineer, plumber. structural engineer, technician.

                  Interested? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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                    Grades:
                    4 to 10

                    School times:
                    07:30 – 14:30

                    Class size:
                    25 max

                    Fees:
                    R3 680 – R4 200

                    Matric exam:
                    IEB

                    Apply now

                    Subject Team


                    Subject expert

                    TBC


                    Teacher
                    Lindelwa Mogano


                    Economic and Management Sciences

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                    Economic and Management Sciences at our online school consists of two components, namely Accounting and Business Studies.

                    As our learners get to learn from home, they get quality online education in Business Studies and Accounting. Through live lessons with teachers, our learners gain insight into current affairs by discussing issues such as foreign exchange rates, shares, the evolution of entrepreneurship and self-employment, which helps them relate the learning material to the world around them.

                    What does Accounting entail?
                    At Curro Online, Accounting focuses on processing and communicating financial information. It deals with logical, systematic and accurate selection of recording financial information as well as analysing and interpreting financial and managerial reports. Through live lessons, the subject develops our learners’ knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and ability to make meaningful and informed personal and collaborative financial decisions in the economic and social environment. Our approach ensures quality online education for children who learn from home.

                    As a component of Economic and Management Sciences, topics covered at our online school include accounting concepts, manual/electronic recording procedures, tax calculations and applications, debtors and creditors, reconciliations, and analysis of published financial statements.

                    What does Business Studies entail?
                    Economic growth and personal financial empowerment depend largely on the positive contributions to the economy by businesses and individuals. Through quality online education, the subject deals with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values critical for informed, productive, ethical and responsible participation in the formal and informal economic sectors. At Curro Online, the subject is offered through live lessons to children who learn from home, and encompasses business principles, theory and practice that underpin the development of entrepreneurial initiatives, sustainable enterprises and economic growth.

                    As a component of Economic and Management Sciences, topics covered at our online school include entrepreneurship, management and leadership, conflict management, change management, labour relations, human resource management, corporate social responsibility, marketing and business plans.

                    What are the career opportunities?
                    Auctioneer, accountant, banking services, bookkeeper, chartered accountant, chief financial officer, entrepreneur, financial accountant, industrial buyer, production manager, retail sales executive, state accountant, systems analyst, teacher.

                    Interested? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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                      Grades:
                      4 to 10

                      School times:
                      07:30 – 14:30

                      Class size:
                      25 max

                      Fees:
                      R3 680 – R4 200

                      Matric exam:
                      IEB

                      Apply now

                      Subject Team


                      Subject expert

                      TBC


                      Teacher
                      Bhan Balgobind