High academic standards are achieved by the appointment of the best possible educators, and control over the curriculum and enrichment thereof, as well as the effective use of modern technology.
In order to ensure good educators for the future, we provide bursaries to promisingd prospective students, who can return to Windhoek Gymnasium after completion of their studies.
The Namibian National Curriculum is followed, and a lot of enrichments are built in where possible and necessary. For Grades 11 and 12, the Cambridge system is followed.
All new applicants complete an admission test, in order to ensure that the learners can maintain the above-average academic standard, so that all learners in a class can function on the same standard, and gifted learners can excel.
Learner numbers are limited to 25 per class, which ensures individual attention of educators to learners.
State-of-the-art equipment is used in the teaching process. The computer labs are fitted with laptop computers, 24-hour broadband access to the Internet, and from Grade 8 to 12 learners use iPads. The hall is equipped with a high-quality projector and music and sound system. Every classroom in the secondary school, and many in the primary school, is equipped with an electronic smart board, projector and surround sound.
As part of our holistic approach to education, we have implemented life enrichment periods:
- Do-it-yourself sessions for Grades 4 to 6, where learners are taught basic skills with regard to house maintenance, preparing food and first aid
- Good manners and behaviour, which includes general politeness
- Communication in relationships
- In our weekly religious sessions (Jesus Our Teacher), our learners will learn the principles of a Christian lifestyle, share with each other, and encourage each other in the process. These sessions are not related to any denomination, but address the pure principles that Jesus taught us.
- In the music lesson, learners will sing and have a lot of fun around music, and be exposed to the different instruments and encouraged to play them.
- Art periods, where the learners can express themselves creatively.