Welcome to Windhoek Gymnasium Primary School
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Windhoek Gymnasium Primary School
Windhoek Gymnasium is an independent school in Windhoek, Namibia, which provides high-quality education for learners from Grade 1 to Grade 7 in English, Afrikaans or German. We have a holistic approach to education and, as a Curro Select school, our small class sizes, enhanced curriculum and dedicated teachers provide learners with 21st-century skills to grow into self-confident individuals. We follow the Namibian curriculum and have a quality online school option.
Foundation phase: Grade R to Grade 3
With dedicated teachers and small class sizes, our foundation phase starts by providing the emotional and intellectual foundation required to handle formal learning. We then gradually develop learners’ skills and knowledge in basic areas such as language (comprehension, speaking and listening), mathematics (counting and understanding numbers), and creative problem-solving, in an environment where they enjoy coming to school. We follow the Namibian curriculum, which is underscribed by Cambridge.
Our classes are in English, Afrikaans and German
Learners are introduced to project-based learning and our enhanced curriculum includes computer skills, music, chess and technology. Learners even benefit from being introduced to 21st-century skills such as Robotics and Computer Studies, and have English, Afrikaans and German as language options.
Intermediate phase: Grade 4 to Grade 7
In these grades, learners are led into more abstract thought and independent work. Our small class sizes and dedicated teachers prepare them for high school by teaching them how to apply the 21st-century skills and concepts they have learned. As a Curro Select school, we also promote creativity and critical thinking by encouraging children to make their own choices within well-established boundaries. Our enhanced curriculum includes specialised subjects such as Coding, Music and Bible Education, and we follow the Namibian curriculum, which is underscribed by Cambridge.
See which subjects we offer on our fact sheet (see Downloads).
We have a quality online school option
Windhoek Gymnasium learners from Grade 4 onwards can now enrol for our quality online school option. Rather than attend physical classes, learners can learn from home through online lessons with teachers, and online or physical learning materials. Learners are in touch with their teachers regularly, and opportunities for socialising are woven into the programme through team work. All examinations continue to be written at school. Contact us or view our informative brochure for more information (see Downloads).
Windhoek Gymnasium activities
As a Curro Select school, we believe that participation in activities plays an important role in promoting health, team awareness, discipline and self-confidence, in addition to physical and social well-being. As our school has a formidable sports and cultural performance record, we offer a wide variety of sports and cultural activities, including Curro Create programmes and life-enrichment periods. These activities are generally included in the school fees, unless otherwise indicated.
As part of our holistic approach to education, we have implemented life-enrichment periods, to provide learners with 21st-century skills. These include the following:
- do-it-yourself sessions (Grades 4 to 6), where learners are taught basic skills such as house maintenance, food preparation and first aid
- good manners and behaviour, including general politeness
- communication in relationships
- religious sessions (Jesus our Teacher), in which our learners learn the principles of a Christian lifestyle (ethics and morals). These sessions are not related to any denomination; they purely address principles;
- music lessons, where learners are exposed to different instruments and encouraged to play them; and
- art periods, where learners can express themselves creatively.