PRIMARY SCHOOL ACADEMICS

Building A Better World One Student At A Time

PRIMARY SCHOOL ACADEMICS

KEY STAGE 1 AND 2

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

In addition to the normal subjects, one would expect at this age, and following the Namibian curriculum, all students from Grade 1 onwards do ICT and BIS, subjects which concentrates on developing computer skills and Library techniques. A fully networked computer laboratory exposes pupils at an early age to Information Technology, while art and music form a vital part of their education throughout the Primary School. Students are exposed to instruction in German and Portuguese from their first year at the school and Afrikaans is also offered as a second language.

Parents receive regular reports on the progress of their children in the school, and, for any problems that may need special attention, there is a councillor at hand always available to help where possible.

We do not operate a remedial stream here, but special attention by trained staff is available to students who are struggling in a particular area. The school offers a home work centre where two qualified teachers supervise and assist with homework from Mondays to Thursdays in the afternoons.

English First Language, Afrikaans Second Language, German Foreign Language, Portuguese additional Foreign Language

The school’s computer laboratory is a sophisticated one allowing for many administrative tasks and advantages; it is also the hub of the computer-based teaching and learning that happens during ICT lessons taught throughout Primary and Secondary School. In Year 1 to 6 all students learn to basic Microsoft Office programs and research on the Internet. The school has four qualified teachers to assist when computers give trouble, and if a machine has to be sent away for repair then a student may use computers from the laboratory, so that a student’s ability to work is not interrupted. It goes without saying that using ICT for teaching and learning the subjects in the curriculum also teaches the skills relating to ICT that all students need to acquire to be successful in the world at large.

This subject is taught in Year 1 to 3 and deal with learning how to handle information and work in the library with resource information.

All students Year 1 to 6 take music. They learn  to sing, dance, play the drums (njembe) and basic rhythmic skills.

All students take Art, they are exposed to all the elements of the Arts including the history of Art.

Grades 1 to 3 write formal tests at the end of each Trimester and the marks throughout the Trimester count towards an end of Term mark that appears on their Achievement Reports.

“Young people’s emotional experiences of their world, how they feel about themselves and the people and world around them have a tremendous impact on their growth and development. This is the foundation of which all learning, memory, health and well-being is based. When the emotional structure is not stable and positive for a child, no other developmental process within them will function fully – further development will simply be compensating for any deficiencies.” (Adapted from a lecture by Chilton Pearce, (a fiery, focused, and impassioned advocate for the protection of childhood.)

 

How do we aim to accomplish this mission? We envisage a school that:

 

  • Empowers students by:
    o  Building emotional intelligence which is vital for academic learning
    o  Establishing boundaries
    o  Instilling exploring attitudes
    o  Reinforcing values of honesty integrity, diligence and respect for others and the ability to uphold them
    o  Ability to take responsibility for their decisions
    o  Promoting resilience and mindfulness of their social responsibilities
    o  Instilling good communication skills
    o  Instilling co-operative attitudes
    o  Empowering them in conflict resolution
    o  Providing opportunities to broaden creativity and self-worth
    o  Nurturing sound caring relationships
  • A caring school that is:
    o  Happy
    o  Safe
    o  Exciting
    o  Full of opportunities
  • Encourage the best use of talents and life-long learning
  • Offers a world-class standard of education
  • We aim to deliver an exciting and relevant curriculum through:
    o  Excellent and enthusiastic teaching
    o  Innovation
    o  Encouraging reflection and thinking skills
  • Will be challenged to achieve high standards through the innovative and unique international syllabus and enriched curriculum
  • Promoting excellence in education through:
    o  A stimulating and well resourced environment
    o  Enthusiastic and energised staff
    o  The development and encouragement of everyone at ISWB
    o  Raising self esteem and awareness of others
    o  Encouraging respect
  • Strives for excellence in all activities according to each individual’s unique ability
  • Provide an educational asset which serves the wider community
  • All members of the school community have equal access to learning opportunities and enjoy growing and learning together.
  • Provide a broad and balanced programme that enhances the acquisition of life-skills
  • Encourages students to address the needs of the wider community in a responsive way
  • Maintain a balanced approach to academic, cultural and sporting activities
  • Celebrating achievements with each member of the school community each step of the way
  • The school is managed on sound business principals
  • Overview
  • Athletics
  • Self Defense
  • Ballet
  • Table Tennis
  • Gymnastics
  • Volley Ball

PRIMARY TEACHERS

KEY STAGE 1 TO 2

YEAR 1 TO 6

Mrs. Esmy Human

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Mrs Barbara de Jager

Word Processing, Geography, Afrikaans

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Mrs Janine Kotchebei

English, Mathematics

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Ms Ute Gephardt

Science, Sport

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Mrs. Lyn Muashekele

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Mrs Anne-Marie Etsebet

Afrikaans

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86 Hage Geingob Street, Walvis Bay, Namibia
Office Number: +264 64 204789  
Mobile Phone Number: +264 81 306 4557
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