About ISWB

The International School of Walvis Bay is an independent, top achieving school founded in 2008. The school offers the Cambridge Curriculum – A FULLY ACCREDITED CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL, and produces students who are armed with one of the best qualifications available, as well as all the skills to survive and excel in the 21st Century.

Our Vision

We educate not for school but for life, for we value the human spirit above all things.

Our Mission

Our Mission is striving to create a multicultural academic environment of international standard, in which adolescents can successfully grow:

  • Socially
  • Emotionally
  • Intellectually
  • Physically
  • Environmentally conscious

Who would also become

  • Tomorrow’s economic role players
  • Life-long students
  • Self-Confident
  • Independent
  • Critical Thinkers With a CAN-DO attitude

Our History

In 2006 the first group of high school children started with a Cambridge home-schooling course on the school premises.

In 2007 Mrs Amanda Venter (now Gibson) joined the high school and together with Mrs Kaiko De Gouveia developed the idea of a fully-fledged high school. In January 2008 the first high school teachers were employed. The name was officially changed in October 2008 to The International School of Walvis Bay.

 The current principal, Ms Henda Meyer was appointed in June 2009 and the school was registered as a Cambridge International Examination Centre in August 2009. Structural changes were made to the buildings to accommodate the then 153 students. In 2010 the school soon ran out of space. Through a generous offer from a local businessman and his wife, we acquired a three-storey building bordering our existing structures. We started renovations in May 2010 and by October 2010 we moved into the building with the Primary and High School.

The school now employs over 40 full-time staff and 5 specialist consultants. Student numbers have grown from 153 in January 2009 to just over 400 in 2021.

Joining ISWB

Studying at ISWB will enhance your career. In today’s competitive environment, professionals need the skills to adapt to an ever-changing world.

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