Secondary Principal: Maggie Reiff
Welcome to Windhoek International School (WIS). WIS is a co-educational school and in Secondary School we offer three different programmes. In Grades 6 - 8 (Middle School), we follow the Australian curriculum. We offer the IGCSE from Cambridge Assessment International Education in Grades 9 and 10 and in Grades 11 and 12, we offer the IB Diploma Programme from the International Baccalaureate. WIS follows a concept based approach to teaching and learning and assessments are criterion-based.
We offer international programmes and with our approach, our prime goal is ‘to develop the full potential of each student in a stimulating environment of academic excellence, cultural diversity and active social responsibility to become internationally-minded independent thinkers.’ (WIS Mission Statement).
When students enter the higher grades in their school career, academic performance becomes increasingly important. We would, however, fail our mission, if we solely focus on academic progress. Being an inclusive school, WIS aims to meet all our students where they find themselves in a specific phase of their lives and guide and educate them to become confident and responsible citizens of the world.
We pride ourselves on being diverse and multicultural. Our students mention this as the biggest strength when asked what they appreciate most in our school. We also value the close relationship our students have with their teachers. This ensures that we are aware of every child’s strengths and challenges and that we can support them as well as possible.
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