Curro Mount Richmore to host extensive Expo this May—enjoy a great day out with the family


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We are excited to inform you that Curro Mount Richmore is upping the ante come 15 May 2021. Through our extensive school Expo, jam-packed with intellectual and informative activities, you will be exposed to a collection of unique experiences and the true essence the Curro family exudes.

Without any delay, jumping into what you can expect on the programme. Renowned Georgina Thornell, aka Rocking Mama, will be conducting her inspirational parenting talk. Thornell’s passion is to restore families from a place of turmoil to where they can live happily together, in peace and harmony—raising children who are respectful, responsible and resilient.

The Expo also includes fascinating Science experiments for children to get involved with. Learn how to program a robot in the Robotics Lab, and those with a love for gaming will have the opportunity to try their hand at our eSports Minecraft. Enjoy some sunshine at our golf driving competition with prizes up for grabs. The Curro rugby dad’s rugby team invites you to play a game of touch rugby with them on the day.

Adding to the day’s festivities, our Castle garden will be set up for your little one to enjoy and explore while you savour the snacks and coffee on offer from our tuck shop overlooking the ocean. 

With much to look forward to on the day, the programme is as follows:

Arrival in the school hall foyer: 08:30

Helping yourself to refreshments during this time, you will be able to meet some of our highly qualified staff while viewing what is on offer.

Castle Fun Day (3 months to 5 years old): 08:30 – 13:00

As parents learn more about our school, Curro Castle will be the place to be for the young ones, allowing them to enjoy the day while you explore the event.

Welcome by Executive Head, Bryn Thomas: 08:55

Our Executive Head, Mr Thomas, encourages parents to chat with him, discussing any questions you might have.

Rocking Mama talk: 09:00 – 10:00

This will be hosted by Georgina Thornell and will take place in our studio above the hall, overlooking the children’s entertainment area. We ask that children stay in the hall and enjoy the entertainment provided during the talk. 

Children’s entertainment in the hall during the talk: 09:00– 10:00

While parents immerse themselves in Thornell’s discussion, children can enjoy a series of fun-filled activities, including:

  • A Reptile and Creepy Crawly adventure with Reptile Party
  • 10/10 Stationery Arts and Crafts station
  • Minecraft
  • Chill Lounge Library

School tours: 10:00 – 12:00

Be sure not to miss out on an exciting tour around the school – departing from the school hall.

Golf Swing and Prizes: 10:00

Golfing enthusiasts, brace yourself for an exhilarating challenge on the sports fields behind the hall. Test your swing and stand a chance of winning a prize. You will also have an opportunity to meet our golf coach, Robert Schalkwyk and Sports Director, Shaun Blignaut, both of whom will be available to discuss the sports offerings at Curro Mount Richmore.

Welcome to the Intermediate Phase at Curro (Grades 4 to 7)10:00 – 10:30

Be sure to visit our Science Lab in block I upstairs, to hear about our Grade 4 to 7 offerings. Staff members and Head of Phase, Mike Fischer and Bafana Mabena, Head of Primary School, will be ready to answer any questions you might have. 

Science Experiments: 10:30

Get down to block E and meet up with our incredible Science teacher, Chris Enslin. Your child won’t want to miss out on this, especially as Mr Enslin thrives on Science. During this time your child will also have the opportunity to try their hand at experiments. The time spent with Mr Enslin is one for learners and parents to enjoy.

Welcome to High School at Curro (Grades 8 to 12)11:00 – 11:30

By going to our IT/CAT Lab in block D upstairs, parents and learners can learn more about our Grade 8 to 12 offerings. Some of the staff and Prindha Francis, Head of Academics, Gideon Lottering, Head of IEB, and Eugene Montgomery, Head of High School, will be available to chat with you.

Find the artist within: 11:30 – 12:00

Our Art Studio in block E offers learners the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece which they can take home.

The High School Art teacher, Errol David, and Adri Kruger, the Primary School Art teacher, will also be able to offer parents and learners insight into Curro Mount Richmore’s art curriculum.

Welcome to the Foundation Phase at Curro (Grade R to 3): 11:30 – 12:00

Make your way to our foundation phase in block F to meet some of the staff and Head of the Foundation Phase, Mandie Coetzee and Bafana Mabena, Head of Primary School. You can learn what offerings are available to learners in this phase.

Robotics Lab: 12:00 – 12:30

By popping in at our Robotics Lab, found in block I, meeting both Ingrid Hoffman (Robotics) and Alex Mc Ivor (IT), you can delve into the fascinating world of computer science.

Learners will have the opportunity to see what it takes to program a robot, test their Minecraft skills, see our 3D printer in action and lose themselves in the world of virtual reality.

Welcome to Curro Castle (3 months to 5 years old): 12:00 – 12:30

Be sure to visit our famous Curro Castle and learn all about the excellent offerings available to your little one. The Head of Castle, Mrs Clark, and her amazing team are eager to answer any questions you might have. Parents will also be able to see the Castle come to life as you enter its gates.

Touch Rugby Game: 12.30 – 13:00

No weekend is complete without a good game of rugby. Therefore, do not miss out on the opportunity to join in on a game with the Curro dad’s rugby team. Make your way to the main sports field to play some touch rugby with them.

During this time, Curro Moms Who Care will have hot dogs, boerewors rolls and cold drinks on sale. Parents can also meet and interact with the PAC (Parents Advisory Committee).

As the Curro Mount Richmore family prepares to host our highly anticipated school Expo, we invite you to join in on the day’s diverse programme. Be sure to mark the date on your calendar. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

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