Eden College Durban

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Eden College Durban
Eden College Emblem.jpg
Location
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Information
Type Private co-ed school
Established 2007
Locale Urban
Principal Christopher Marcellin
Exam board NSC
Grades 000–12
Number of students Under 500
Houses Kingfisher and Loerie
School color(s) Blue, white
Website

Eden College Durban is an independent school for boys and girls located in Glenmore, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, in the Republic of South Africa. It comprises a pre-primary school (grades 000 to 0), a preparatory school (grades 1 to 6), a middle school (grades 7 to 9) and a college (grades 10 to 12). Eden College Durban was previously called Crawford College, Durban until 2007 and Carmel College Durban before that. Eden College has just under 500 pupils.

History[edit]

Eden Schools were established in Gauteng over 30 years ago.

The Chief Executive of Eden, Mr Allan Zulberg, co-founded Eden in 1974. He played a leading role in the establishment of Midrand University and Educor. He was an executive director of Educor. He also served as Chief Executive of King David Schools for a time. Mr Zulberg taught Mathematics and Physical Science for many years, and also served as headmaster of Eden Lyndhurst.

Eden Schools operate in Lyndhurst, Randburg and Durban. Its head office is in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg. Mr Joe Khouri is Chief Operating Officer, an educator, past principal and lecturer at Wits University. Mr Allan Fehler is the group's Financial Director.[citation needed]

In 2007 Eden opened in Durban. The school was previously managed by Crawfordschools. The school operates a Pre-Primary, Preparatory, Middle School and College High School in Glenmore.

Matric academic results[edit]

Since Eden College Durban's opening in 2007, the Matrics have maintained a 100% pass rate, a 100% university exemption rate, as well as an average of over 3 As per learner. The Class of 2010 produced over 4 As per learner and achieved an average aggregate of 91,9%.

Year Pass rate University exemption rate  % 'A' Aggregates  % 'B' Aggregates  % 'A' or 'B' Aggregates Average As per learner
2007 100% 100% 56% 28% 84% 3.28
2008 100% 100% 48% 25% 73% 3.37
2009 100% 100% 41% 34% 75% 3.8
2010 100% 100% 45% 25% 73% 4.07
2011 100% 100% 47% 34% 75% 4.2

Matric subjects offered[edit]

  • English
  • Afrikaans
  • isiZulu
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Life Orientation
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Literacy
  • Mathematics Paper 3
  • Life Sciences (Biology)
  • Physical Sciences (Chemistry and Physics)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Accounting
  • Business Studies
  • Information Technology (Computer Science)
  • Drama Studies
  • Music Studies
  • Visual Arts (Art)
  • Dance Studies

Sports[edit]

  • Athletics
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Indoor Hockey
  • Inter-House Sports
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Headmasters[edit]

Principals[edit]

  • Christopher Marcellin (2008 – present)
  • Barry Swain (2007 – 08)

Deputy Principal[edit]

  • Charli Wiggill

Phase Heads[edit]

  • College (FET): Christopher Marcellin
  • Middle School: Charli Wiggill
  • Preparatory: Greta Peens
  • Pre-Primary: Kathy Sher

Stewards[edit]

The leaders of the school are known as Stewards. This is the similar to other schools' system of Prefects.

Multiform[edit]

Eden College, Durban Multiform.jpg

The learners of Eden College Durban have a range of clothing to choose from, hence the term "multiform" is used. The multiform includes: stone (ecru) shorts and trousers, a blue collared shirt, a white collared shirt, as well as a white collared sleeveless shirt and tartan skirt for Girls. The learners also wear a formal uniform for formal occasions (such as assemblies), this comprises a navy blue blazer (or a white Honours Blazer), a white long-sleeved formal shirt (or short-sleeved for girls), tartan tie, and long stone (ecru) trousers for boys and a tartan skirt for girls.

Today[edit]

The school is divided into four phases: Pre-Primary, Preparatory, Middle School and College.

Eden College Durban was established in 2007 and writes the NSC examinations.

Buildings[edit]

Eden College Durban College Reception Building.jpg
Eden College Durban College Building.jpg

The College and Middle School are located on the eastern side of the school and the Pre-Primary and Preparatory are located on the western side of the school.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°52′25″S 30°58′48″E / 29.87361°S 30.98000°E / -29.87361; 30.98000