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Windhoek International School (WIS)
Scheppmann Street, Pioneers Park Ext. 1, Windhoek, Namibia
Total Enrollment (approx):
International Students (approx):
About the School
WIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, the ONLY IB school in Namibia. It offers two of the four IB programmes: Primary Years Programme up to Grade 5 and the Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12. Between the two IB programmes, there is a Middle School (Grades 6 to 8) and an IGCSE programme in Grades 9 and 10. It is a diverse and inclusive school that promotes enquiry-based learning. Class sizes are small and there is a strong learning support department (unique in Windhoek)
Indoor and outdoor basketball/netball courts, soccer field, volleyball. The swim team practices at a outside facility, A new sports zone is planned and expected to be built in 2020-2021
We offer two of the four IB programmes: Primary Years Programme up to Grade 5 and the Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12.
Nursery / Pre-K Programs
Our Early Years Programme includes Early Years 1 through Early Years 3. It is a play-based multi-sensory approach, as children inquire into the world around them. The power of play is the primary vehicle for inquiry, supporting thoughtful and intentional opportunities for child-initiated play, hands-on learning, and the co-construction of learning between teachers and young learners. Through play and exploration, children will learn to inquire as they build and test theories.
Multi-sensory learning involves using all of the senses. The senses are very important for learning and inquiring in a whole and complete way. Our eyes, ears, taste buds, nose and skin are truly windows to the world. Multi-sensory learning is the theory that individuals learn better if they are taught using more than one sense. The senses usually employed in multi-sensory learning are visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile – VAKT. Other senses might include smell, taste and balance.
Teachers plan units of inquiry from play-based learning experiences around the following developmental areas:
Physical Development - gross motor and fine motor, visual perception, and spatial awareness
Personal, Social & Emotional - modelling and supporting social skills, personal and emotional well-being
Expressive Arts & Design
All of these are explored by the child, through symbolic exploration and expression, play as well as learning spaces (both inside and outside) to enhance relationships with others and the world.
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