Our nurturing environment encourages children to think, gain knowledge and develop skills

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At EDEN Preparatory, we are dedicated to providing a holistic, child-centred education where your children can prosper and develop into confident, independent individuals. Our nurturing environment encourages children to think, gain knowledge and develop skills under the guidance of experienced, highly qualified educators.

From as early as Grade 0/R, children are encouraged to participate actively in their school day and, later on, this progresses to their involvement in the extensive cultural and sporting programme which is offered. In keeping up with the latest trends in education, EDEN Preparatory motivates pupils to develop to their full potential, accommodating them in small classes and attractive, comfortable surroundings.

Eden Preparatory Durban

Learners are challenged to think analytically and creatively as the curriculum deepens and connections are made across various disciplines.

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Head of Eden Preparatory

Mrs Greta Peens heads up the Preparatory School at Eden Schools, Durban.
Greta received her four year Teaching Diploma from Durban Teachers’ Training College (Dokkies) in 1995. She majored in Mathematics, Afrikaans, Geography and Speech and Drama. Greta began her teaching career at Dirkie Uys Primary School where she taught a variety of subjects from Grade 4 to 7. She then moved on to Woodlands Primary School, teaching all subjects in Grade 7.
Greta took up an offer at Eden in 2007 and taught children from Grade 5 to 7. In 2009 she was promoted to the position of HOD of the Senior Primary Phase and in July 2011 was confirmed as Head of Eden’s Preparatory School. The teaching of Mathematics is close to her heart and she still teaches Mathematics in Grade 7. In the past, Greta has been fully involved in school sport – especially in hockey, with responsibilities ranging from coaching school teams to managing Zonal sides. She firmly believes that the children in her care should have the opportunity to develop not just strong academic values but also be encouraged to blossom in sport and cultural activities.
Her passion, drive and enthusiasm ensure that her leadership is by example and the individual needs of children are addressed in order to nurture a happy and productive environment where learning and growing can best take place.

Believing in holistic education, the school has a wide selection of activities on offer, creating much opportunity for individual growth and team participation. At Eden, recognition is given for all achievements, including those attained in sports and activities not offered by the school.

Sports offered at the various levels include: Cricket, Hockey, Netball, Soccer (Boys’ & Girls’), Tennis, Swimming, Athletics, Judo and Karate.

Boasting a fine tradition in the cultural sphere, activities on offer include: Drama, Music*, Dance (Multi-Discipline), Debating, Public Speaking, Chess, Theatre Sports, Adventures in Art, Choir, Speech Lessons, Interact, Zumba, Yoga and Craft Club.

Other activity clubs include: Book Club, Sewing Club, Puzzle Club (Jigsaw, Crossword & Number) and Conversational isiZulu, amongst others…

Please note that certain of these activities are offered as optional extras.

* The Eden Music School boasts a number of talented music teachers who offer Piano, Recorder, Voice, Guitar (Classical, Electric, Folk & Bass), Strings (esp. Violin & Cello), Drum Kit and Theory of Music. In fact: Name the instrument and the music department will endeavour to source the best teacher available! External Examinations are offered for UNISA, Royal Schools and Trinity College, from Grade 1 up to the requirements for matriculation in Music

Pupils choose from a selection of up to 24 subjects in 16 areas of study.

There are compulsory subjects and choice subjects.

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • isiZulu/ Hebrew
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences – Science and Biology
  • Social Sciences – Geography and History
  • Economic Management Sciences
  • Visual Art
  • Dance / Ballet
  • Class Drama
  • Class Music
  • Technology
  • Computers and Information Skills
  • Physical Education
  • Life Skills
  • Religious Studies – Jewish, Hindu, Bible & Moral


A holistic education

The school has a wide selection of activities on offer, creating much opportunity for individual growth and team participation

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