ETHOS : EDEN SCHOOLS

DEPTH AND EXCELLENCE

Archilocus and later Berlin said “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”

An Eden pupil will be both fox and hedgehog, exposed to a wide range of knowledge.

Early depth and mastery provides important, transferable lessons and builds long lasting confidence and self esteem.

He/she will later become an expert in a self chosen field of learning, whether science, arts, business or computers.

Pupils will be well rounded, but will be required to demonstrate an area of excellence.

VALUES

Eden will actively teach the core values one would expect. Don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t steal, don’t bully. Another character trait will be particularly emphasised, though: don’t be afraid.

Healthy caution has its place, but people are too often plagued with fears that thwart realization of their potential.

FITNESS AND SPORT

Sporting opportunities will be plentiful, and fitness will be emphasised. All pupils will be expected to develop a personal regimen of exercise before they leave us. Participation in group and individual sport will be encouraged.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Pupils will be encouraged to participate in extra mural activities. There will be a varied and rich offering of cultural activities. Inter alia chess, outreach, debating, acting, music, karate, ballet and the ecology will all feature.

ACADEMIC SKILLS

Eden will set the highest academic standards, both in the class and out of class. The goal will be to achieve not only outstanding academic results, but to give pupils superior academic skills.

DISCIPLINE

Eden will boast a structured disciplined environment that leads to self-discipline. The school will boast a structured environment that leads to self improvement and development. The ultimate goal will be to achieve the growth of young gentlemen and ladies, who will make a significant contribution to themselves, their school, their community and mankind.

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man. (Polonius in Hamlet)