BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Model United Nations
Model United Nations, also known as Model UN or MUN, is an extra-curricular activity at where students’ role-play delegates to the United Nations and simulate UN committees. Students also get an opportunity to learn about and discuss a range of global issues that affect Africa and the world today. WIS aims to take part in at least one international MUN conference annually; a delegation of students represented the school at the JOMUN conference held at the American International School of Johannesburg. MUN gives our students the chance to immerse themselves in the world of international relations and builds essential skills such as researching, public speaking, debating, as well as critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
Community, Action, Service
CAS is at the heart of the IB Diploma, it is one of the three core elements of the Diploma Programme and is designed to strengthen and expand the students’ personal and interpersonal learning. CAS is organised around the three strands of creativity, activity and service. It enables students to develop skills, attitudes and dispositions through a variety of group and individual experiences providing opportunities for self-determination, collaboration, accomplishment and enjoyment. CAS experiences can range from learning to play an instrument; organising and participating in sports teams and events; performing an original dance routine; developing an after-school programme to help underprivileged children or building a waterhole in a nature reserve. Each CAS experience should provide challenges to the student and the opportunity to showcase their sills and interests.
Outdoor education allows students to grow and develop life skills by taking risks, facing new challenges, removing themselves from their comfort zones and overall experiencing nature's splendor. Students take part in three different trip categories:
Category A: All students of a specific year group are expected to accompany this trip. These trips happen in grades 5, 7, 9 and 11.
Category B: Non-compulsory trips which could be limited to year group, age, subject area, sports discipline, etc. Only students are allowed to accompany these trips.
Category C: Non-compulsory trips where the wider community is invited to accompany us (parents, siblings, relatives etc).