About Gerna Strydom
Owner Durban North
Gerna Strydom grew up on a farm outside Lephalale in the Limpopo province and attended their local primary and high schools.
She later moved to Potchefstroom, where she pursued her studies and qualified as a professional accountant with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants (SAIPA). She worked in the corporate world for ten years but then decided to spread her wings, started her own accounting business, and pursued this passion ever since.
She met her husband while doing her articles in Potchefstroom. They got married and, in 2017, moved to Durban, they have been happily married for five years already, and they have a beautiful two-year-old girl called Leah and a baby boy on the way.
Gerna believes that kindness is one of a person’s most influential qualities, as generosity boosts happiness and well-being.
Leah, Gerna’s daughter, is the inspiration behind Girl-School Durban North.
With her soft temperament and inviting personality, Gerna is excited to meet each student and to make a difference in each young girl’s life. Embarking on this journey, she will teach them never to underestimate the power in them that is strong enough to light the darkest days and turn scars into beauty.
What She Will Learn
Our Girl-School course is presented in a happy, FUN and safe environment that will positively impact your daughter’s development. This course will empower her with everyday life and behaviour tools, ideally put together to suit her age and level of understanding, presented by a handpicked, skilled Girl-School coach.
Your daughter will learn:
the true meaning of being “a lady” and she will be PROUD to call herself one
that it is her “inner beauty” that sets her apart from others
age-appropriate personal care tips
to cultivate a positive self-image and she will discover her “superpower”
more about table etiquette
why first impressions are so important and how to stand out for the right reasons
to love and respect her body as it is a gift from God
how to develop and practice good posture
being herself is just awesome… comparing is not
how to stand up for herself (even how to handle a bully)
The girls will each partake in a practical skin-care lesson on the day, it is so much fun! This is a true favourite amongst the girls as they love this special pamper time!
PLUS lots of laughter, games
and making special memories with new friends!
Sugar and spice, and all things nice; That’s what little girls are made of. Yet, there are thorns and thistles with hits and misses, they need loving guidance to navigate their way through this big world. Girl-School is designed for young girls from Gr 1 – 3 as a practical, FUN foundation for personal grooming, self-esteem and etiquette.
From ribbons and curls of little girls to Teens with make-up and ripped jeans, Tweens fill the space from girly to grace, and do so without effort… it seems. Girl-School Tween is designed for Grade 4-7 girls to learn the ins and outs of first impressions, how to make a positive impact on herself and others, personal grooming, healthy friendships, and to navigate the amazing changes she is going through.
Towels on floors and slamming doors could be in store for teenage girls. Girl-School Teen is presented to young ladies from Grade 8 – 11, empowering them with the skills required to navigate relationships with themselves and others, focussing on finishing and etiquette to make them well-rounded individuals and flourishing inside and out.