The New Executive Head of Curro Mount Richmore

The Ballito MagazineAugust 4, 2020

Curro Mount Richmore in Salt Rock has a new Executive Head, Mr Thomas. Originally from the Eastern Cape, he has taught in both South Africa and Europe, at schools such as St Stithians in Johannesburg, King Williams College in the UK, Cambridge, Hudson Park Schools in the Eastern Cape, and Belvedere College in Ireland. As a passionate Sharks fan, we think that Mr Thomas has come to the right place here in Durban! Mr Thomas is married to his high school sweetheart, Samantha, who currently runs her own nursery school. God has blessed the couple with an amazing son, Caleb, who is 10 years old.


When asked what he likes most about Curro Mount Richmore in Salt Rock, Mr Thomas says that he loves the fact that parents have a private school option, which makes financial sense, where they aren’t just a number. “The small class size allows the focus to really be on holistic education, where children are taught to honour God, themselves and others.” Mr Thomas also loves to see the smiling faces of both the staff and children on campus, which means that they feel they are in a safe environment. Another wonderful aspect of Curro is that students can do all of their schooling here, from when they are very little up to matric.


“The primary and high school’s standard of education is phenomenal, with highly qualified and IEB experienced staff who also offer a large selection of subjects,” says Mr Thomas. There are also options for nursery school, taking children from three months to five years, with a warm-hearted environment and caring teachers at Curro Castle allowing for positive early childhood development.While the students and teachers have faced challenges during the COVID-19 lockdown, technology has been at the forefront of keeping them up to date with the curriculum, and this is mainly due to the quality of the 21st century learning model that Curro has adopted.


“As the Headmaster of Curro, I must always remember that our achievements are there to glorify God. This is done by always allowing God to shine through you when you are trying to achieve your goals, no matter which area your aspirations are in. An area I believe our nation yearns for is servant leadership, and Curro has always invested heavily in their children. I’ll help to continue building this important pillar, as the future of our nation is in the hands of the young people we set the example for.” Curro Mount Richmore has some exciting projects underway, including their new AstroTurf and clubhouse. The school is also well-known for their involvement in community enrichment events, an area which Mr Thomas believes requires extra focus in our country, especially now. He looks forward to engaging with the Ballito community, and getting to know everyone better. Curro Mount Richmore can be found in Salt Rock.


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