Applications for the newly launched Curro Online school opened on Monday, 25 May, according to Curro online business manager Jay Paul.
In a statement, Paul said the online school is an option for parents who are worried about sending their children back to physical schools given the current risks.
“Our school is designed for the parent who has limited time to supervise and teach their child,” he said, emphasising that the online school is different from homeschooling because learners will be able to interact with their teachers throughout the day.
Paul added, “The teaching model combines flexible learning through pre-set learning material on our learning platform, with live interaction whereby learners can ask teachers for help and also receive detailed feedback on their progress.”
Curro Online school offers a curriculum that has a strong focus on STEAMD subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics and Design – including Coding and Robotics.
Although only grades 4 to 9 teaching is available at the online school currently, additional grades will be phased in annually as demand for online schooling in South Africa picks up.
Subjects offered in grades 4 to 6 include English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Life Skills, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Robotics, and IT.
Subjects offered in grade 7 include English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Life, Orientation, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology, Economic and Management Sciences (EMS), and Creative Arts.
Subjects offered in grades 8 and 9 include English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Life Orientation, Natural Sciences, History, Geography, Technology, EMS, Creative Arts, Robotics, and IT.
Curro Online school fees
This online schooling in SA offering has a non-refundable enrolment fee of R2,000. Classes are set to begin on 17 June, 2020.
The Curro Online school fees for grades 4 to 6 will be R3,500 per month, or R24,500 from June to December 2020.
The fees for grades 7 to 9 will be R4,000 per month, or R28,000 from June to December 2020. The fees include the following:
- The cost of the virtual robotics kit
- All education software licences required
- Microsoft Office 365 which includes:
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Teams
- Microsoft Outlook
However, the fees do not include the e-learning device (laptop/desktop) and associated insurance and maintenance; e-books/textbooks and learning materials; and additional stationery that may be required.
For more information about Curro Online school, visit its website here.