‘It’s good not to know what you’re letting yourself in for because otherwise you might not have started at all.’ – Eduard (Boetie) Ungerer
When Curro first opened its doors on a rainy morning in a church in Vierlanden, Eduard (or Boetie) Ungerer returned to the classroom after not having been in one for at least 12 years. As one of the four founders, Boetie did not really know what he was letting himself in for when he decided to start the Curro journey – but, as he says, it’s good not to know since otherwise you might not have decided to start at all.
We should be proud of what was and what is and we should never forget where it all came from.’ – Mr Eddie Conradie
As we all know, the Curro we love today didn’t just magically appear overnight. It took blood, sweat and sometimes a few tears and all began with four founders who had a vision – a vision of quality independent school education.
‘Looking back I’d say we made a success of Curro because we did it step by step. Like a sculptor, chipping away at a big block of granite.’ – Thys Franken
When deciding to put his weight behind Curro as one of the four founders, Thys Franken knew that it would be a risk, but looking back now, he knows that Curro was made a success because they took things step by step – like a sculptor, chipping away at a big block of granite.
‘Creating Curro is one of the many beautiful phases in my life but I could never have achieved it without the teachers, parents and learners who joined Curro in its infancy.’ – Dr Chris van der Merwe
The Curro we know and love today has more than *59 970 learners, 177 schools and 76 campuses. Rewind about 22 years and you will see where it all began – with 28 learners, four founders, a school in a church, and an idea on a ‘stoep’ with a wife saying to her husband: ‘Shouldn’t we start our own home school?’.