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Windhoek International School is a Section 21 (not-for-profit) company registered in Namibia. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors numbering not fewer than 7 and not more than 12. Some Board Members are elected by parents and others are appointed directly by the Board itself.  The Board also includes a member of staff elected by his/her peers with full voting rights.


Board Members serve two-year terms but may be re-elected or re-appointed. The Educational Director, Primary Principal and Secondary Principal attend Board meetings as ex officio members.


The 2023 Board members:


  • John CHADYIWA* (Chair)

  • Rui AFONSO* (Vice-Chair)

  • Edmund NEL* (Treasurer) 

  • Ujama MUSHIMBA*

  • Welda MOUTON*

  • Hannah LEWIS WINTER*

  • Liliane HUDSPETH*

  • Natasha TJONGARERO*

  • Michèle WIUM*

  • Swapna SHARMA (Staff Rep.)

* Current WIS parent.



  • Ethan Van Drunen: Director

  • Marcelle van Leenen: Primary Principal

  • Maggie Reiff: Secondary Principal



For any inquiries, please contact the Chair of the Board:

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