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At Windhoek Gymnasium we believe that sport plays in important role in promoting friendship, team-awareness and self-confidence in addition to physical well-being. As our school has a strong sports performance record, we offer a variety of sports activities that include specialised activities such as archery and mountain biking. While healthy competition is encouraged, the enjoyment of the game is not compromised.
Activities such as chess further help to stimulate thinking patterns such as logical analysis and problem-solving, which help to improve aptitude in subjects such as Mathematics.
Sports activities offered at Windhoek Gymnasium can be viewed on our fact sheet.
Culture is one of the foundational pillars of developing a well-balanced learner and plays a great role in broadening learners’ reference frameworks. Our learners have the opportunity to participate in several cultural activities, regardless of their interests and abilities in sport or academics.
These activities introduce learners to valuable experiences and real-life skills that few other platforms allow. Orators, for example, provides learners with self-confidence and presentation skills that will benefit them well into their professional lives.
Every year the school presents the Gimmies’ Got Talent competition as well as a revue and we make an effort to encourage every learner to be involved. Our learners take part in many cultural competitions and events and have won many awards.
Cultural activities offered at Windhoek Gymnasium can be viewed on our fact sheet.
Life enrichment periods
As part of our holistic approach to education, we have implemented life enrichment periods, these include the following:
- Do-it-yourself sessions (Grades 4 to 6) where learners are taught basic skills with regards to house maintenance, preparing food and first aid.
- Good manners and behaviour, which includes general politeness.
- Communication in relationships.
- Religious sessions (Jesus Our Teacher) in which our learners will learn the principles of a Christian lifestyle (ethics and morals). These sessions are not related to any denomination, but address pure principles.
- Music lessons where learners will sing and have a lot of fun around music, and are exposed to the different instruments and encouraged to play them.
- Art periods where the learners can express themselves creatively.
We offer two Curro Create programmes aimed at helping learners develop their creative talents to their full potential. Curro Arts Superhero (CAS) is an internal creative mentorship platform with a grading element, where learners are encouraged to discover, develop and display their inherent creative talents.
Learners have the opportunity to participate in the annual Curro Create National Youth Theatre Festival, wherein schools enter a one-act play in any genre and official language. The winning plays are chosen through a series of adjudications by world-class theatre-makers, who closely mentor learners throughout the process.
Extramural activities are offered by external tutors or coaches. They are offered at an additional cost and generally take place on the school’s premises. Some extramural activities are aimed at improving or supporting academic learning or mental and physical development, while others are purely recreational.
Extramural activities offered at Windhoek Gymnasium can be viewed on our fact sheet.