Many students have had to adapt to operating during the pandemic, and students have achieved greatness through the amazing schools on our North Coast. We find out more about some of our schools and look at what the new year holds for them.

Ashton International College

At the Matric Valedictory the Class of 2021 lit candles. Light is a symbol to all humanity – signifying many things. A source of illumination and intelligence and often connected to spiritual hope. The Class of 2021 endured two of the most challenging years in modern history during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they were supported by staff and parents, offering support, wellbeing, commitment to carry them and encourage them. Ashton this week celebrated phenomenal results in the Cambridge A Level and AS Level examinations, the Cambridge IGCSE Examinations and the challenging IEB Examinations giving Ashton a Hat Trick of 100% passes.  The Cambridge Class of 2021 returned an average of 4,7 distinctions per candidate, whilst the IEB students notched up 160 distinctions equating to an average of 2,7 distinctions per candidate.

“Ashton were extremely proud to have four students on the IEB Curriculum achieving in the top 1% Nationally in three subjects, Courtney Toweel and Diya Ramnarain for Business Studies both on 95%, Jack Bell for English on 90% and Arya Prakaschandra with 99% for Hindi. On the Cambridge Curriculum, Christopher Hill impressed with 10 distinctions, and an average of 90%. Prishanti Govender clinched nine distinctions with an average of 84% whilst Kate Biebuyck with seven distinctions and an average of 83,7% was on the third step. The top AS Level achiever was Kyle Fisher.

22% of the IEB Matrics scored an average of 80% and above. 77% of the IGCSE students who wrote the examination in their Grade 10 year, (equivalent to a GCSE – matric in the UK) achieved an average of 80% and above.

“We are so ecstatic about all the results, as we have carried through the momentum of our 100% pass rate on both the IEB and Cambridge Curriculum. We believe every student received the best academic and emotional support from our specialized staff in both curricula and we thank the staff and parents for the encouragement, prayers and nurturing of these students throughout this challenging examination period,” said Mrs Jenny van Buuren, Head of the Senior College.

  • Tel: 032 946 2069
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  • Address: Albertina Way, Dolphin Coast.
Curro Mount Richmore

Success and family go hand in hand on our beautiful campus. The Curro Mount Richmore family has had an electrifying start to 2022 with the start of school bonding tours and welcoming our new learners. We are excited that all of our sport, culture and academic programs have commenced. The Castle’s extra-mural activities are in full swing with the stars of tomorrow, displaying their constant developing talents.

As our family grows in numbers, the support from the teachers, school psychologist and sport department have been unfounded and every learner is provided with the opportunity to shine in every aspect of the schooling environment.  Our staff’s dedication encourages every learner to fulfill their passion.

It is with much excitement that the school hockey Astroturf is nearing completion and our hockey stars can display their talents on a state of the art facility.

Curro Mount Richmore – providing quality education for future leaders.

  • Tel: 087 285 1671
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  • Address: 1 New Salt Rock Drive, Salt Rock, Dolphin Coast.
Crawford International North Coast

At Crawford International North Coast, we focus on learning that is engaging, relevant, challenging, and significant.

Empowering student voice and choice through:

  • Flexible subject choices with more than 20 subjects at College
  • Support and mentoring for additional subjects
  • Choice of teachers in certain subjects and specific grades
  • Uniform options
  • Extensive extra-curricular activities

At the Pre-Primary and Preparatory the International Baccalaureate programme offers students ongoing opportunities to become active lifelong learners with a global perspective.

We prepare students for life beyond school through:  

  • A mentorship programme supporting a personalised learning journey
  • Career advice and assistance with tertiary applications
  • Specialist support and advice for international university applications

Commitment to Excellence – join us for a learning experience.
Visit our website for more information about our open days, on 28 January or 18 February to book your personalised tour.

  • Tel: 032 943 3240
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  • Address: Watson Highway, Westbrook, Tongaat.