Aurora Private School

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Curro Aurora Private School
Johannesburg, Gauteng
South Africa
School type Private
Established 1993
Founder Wendy Benbow-Hebbert, Judy Nicholas and Debbie Adam
Grades pr3 -12

Aurora Private School, commonly known as Aurora, is a private school located in Sundowner, Randburg. The school was established in 1993 by three women, Wendy Benbow-Hebbert, Judy Nicholas and Debbie Adam.


The school was originally situated on TV Park Campus, which is presently the location of Willowridge School. In 1998 the school moved to its current location, having bought the property from a TV production company. The two main throughways to the school are Taurus and Puttick roads.

The layout of the school is unconventional having building complexes built in circular shapes and named after the planets of the solar system.

Learning structure[edit]

Aurora is different from any other schools in Johannesburg, as they offer a number of external certificates which students can gain throughout their journey at Aurora, ranging from business management, event management and catering to the ICDL and ITSI computer certificates. .

Aurora is affiliated with the IEB independent assessment agency and strives for all of the matrics to graduate with their NSC at the end of grade 12.

From grades 7-9 the subjects given are: English, Afrikaans/Zulu, Mathematics, Life Orientation, Human and Social Sciences, Natural Science, Economic Management Science, Physical Education, Computer literacy, Arts and culture and Technology.

From grade 10-12 English, Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy, Afrikaans/Zulu, Physical education, Travel and tourism and Life Orientation are compulsory, while THREE of the following subjects can be taken in addition: Economics, Business Studies, Physical Science, Life Science, History, Geography, Drama, Design, Consumer studies, CAT and IT


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Coordinates: 26°4′50.9″S 27°56′8.4″E / 26.080806°S 27.935667°E / -26.080806; 27.935667