Curro was established in 1998 and is the leading for-profit independent school provider in southern Africa. It develops, acquires and manages independent schools for learners from three months to Grade 12.
Curro believes that the purpose of education is to empower every person with the opportunity to achieve their potential as individuals and members of society. The Group further believes that education is the cornerstone in the development of quality leaders and responsible citizens who will positively impact the economy, environment and society.
Curro has a vision, which is to make independent school education accessible to more learners throughout southern Africa. The Group’s value system is based on four pillars: Child-friendliness, positive discipline, Christian ethos (ethics and morals), and creative thinking.
Curro created a balanced educational space in which learners can learn and grow, as encompassed in the name of the Group.
South African education has seen many transformations since 1994. However, despite a substantial allocation of the national budget to education, the increasing demand for high quality schools and teachers remains insatiable.
Despite making progress in creating equal opportunities for learners, the government still faces great challenges in providing education at an acceptable standard. Understandably, their efforts are targeted where the situation is most dire. However, this creates a vacuum in terms of facilities and standards at the lower to middle of the market, as well as for new campuses in the more affluent areas. This has led to the private sector increasingly playing its part.
Section 29 of the South African Constitution enshrines and protects the valuable role of independent schools in this regard. Against this background, Curro aims to develop a large number of independent schools across South Africa and the rest of Africa. Development of independent schools creates opportunities in public schools for new enrolments and saves the state significant capital outlay and running costs.
Curro offers high-quality education in a manner that provides its learners with the best possible academic education while supporting their development into well-rounded citizens. The controlled class sizes allow its dedicated teachers to pay individual attention to learners so that they can develop to the best of their individual abilities.
At Curro, learners, parents and teachers work together in an extended environment to ensure its learners’ success. The Group believes it is a shared responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual and decision-making skills necessary for them to become intellectual and socially responsible adults who will take on the 21st century with confidence.
What makes Curro unique are:
- Limited class sizes of 25 to 35 learners, depending on the schools model
- Teachers provide personal attention to each learner
- Teachers are dedicated to the success of each learner
- Enhanced curriculums include specialized offerings, such as Robotics
- Technology is used in the classroom as part of daily lessons
- Focus is placed on developing the learner as a well-rounded individual
Curro will expand its independent school group through new developments and acquisitions. This strategy will not only support the public sector but will provide parents with additional options for their children’s education, as independent schools increasingly improve educational standards. This will positively impact the development of the South African population and economic growth.
Curro Internship Programs
Curro invites young people to join the Group through its internship programs. One of Curro’s internship programs is called the Technology Skills Development Program (SDP). This IT internship aims to equip Curro interns with transferable skills in the IT field, the ability to foster strong interpersonal relationships and Curro-system skills, and relevant industry qualifications that can be used to influence change at school level.
By empowering the interns to function as change agents in the schools to which they are assigned, they gain skills and workplace-proficiency in multiple e-learning platforms, Curro-systems and other IT-related programs.
Interns will gain experience by participating in day-to-day functions in Curro’s IT framework.
Eligibility Requirements to Join Curro
Curro is always looking for talented people who have passion for education, love of learning and are driven to make a positive difference in education in South Africa. In order to be eligible to join this dynamic team of game changers, there is a number criterion that you must meet. These requirements include, but not limited to, the following:
- Have an appropriate academic qualification from a recognized institution
- Having a clear criminal record is essential
- Possess excellent planning, organizational and administrative skills
- Possess skills that are IT-related
- Be a computer literate
- Have excellent interpersonal and communications (written and verbal) skills
- Able to perform work independently as well as being part of a team
- Have good analytical and problem solving skills
How to Apply for Curro Internship Programs and Other Vacancies
Whether you are applying for Curro internship programs or job vacancies, you will be required to go through a sequence of recruitment process. Start your application by creating a profile on Curro’s online database. Follow the instructions below:
- Visit the Curro MyRecruit database at https://curro.myrecruit.co.za
- Browse through the available positions
- Locate the applicable reference number
- Create a profile for yourself on the Curro MyRecruit database
- Log on to the database and apply directly by using the applicable reference number.
Please note that Adobe Reader is required to use the database above.
If you have a problem creating, accessing or using your profile, please e-mail your full name and surname, ID number and the error message displayed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human resource for the Curro Group is facilitated by Omega HR Solutions, although the Group is closely involved in the recruitment process.
You will only be required to submit supporting documents should you be invited for an interview.
You do not need to contact the HR to see whether your application succeeded or not. Please regard your application for the vacancy as unsuccessful if you have not received notification for an interview within 2 weeks after the closing date.
Check the status of your application to Curro simply by going to the Curro database, then log into your account. Once you are logged in, click on “My Career” and choose “Application History”. The meaning of the status written on the page is as the following:
- Submitted: The system received your application
- In progress: The position is not yet closed and your application has not yet been reviewed
- Longlisted: Your CV is on a “preliminary list” for further consideration
- Shortlisted: Your CV is on the shortlist
- Interview: You will be contacted for an interview
- Regret: You were not successful in your application
For more information, please refer to Curro’s Vacancy web page.