Teachers / Personnel - Management

Mrs. Colette Rieckert - Managing Director

Mrs. Colette Rieckert - Managing Director

since 2003 at Windhoek Gymnasium
  • Internal and external relations
  • Administrative management
  • Financial management
  • Promotion of the School & Windhoek Gymnasium brand
  • Future planning and vision

B. Accounting, B. Compt (Hons), CTA

Completed articles at Coopers & Lybrand; Taught Accounting and Management Accounting at UNAM; Business Manager at Windhoek International School; Own accounting and taxation practice; Started and managed various businesses; Property investment and development.

  • Bank Windhoek Business Communicator of the year: 2008
  • Namibian Business women of the year: Public & Corporate Sector: 2009
Mr. Fanie Van Zyl - Rector

Mr. Fanie Van Zyl - Rector

Since 2008 at Windhoek Gymnasium
  • Monitoring of high academic, sport and moral standards
  • Ensure good service to all learners and parents
  • Management of teaching personnel and learners
  • Chair person of Namibia Secondary Schools Rugby Association

Higher Teaching Diploma (4 years) UOFS

31 years teaching experience, 18 years as school principal, 7 years as Rector

Mr. Ryno Nieuwoudt - Primary Principal

Mr. Ryno Nieuwoudt - Primary Principal

Since 2011 at Windhoek Gymnasium
Primary Principal

HED (IV) Phys Ed; BA

33 years as teacher and School Inspector, 12 years as Primary Principal

Staff development; Tjokker day organization

Level 1 rugby referee; Swimming coach

Mrs. Alta van Zyl - Sport Coordinator

Mrs. Alta van Zyl - Sport Coordinator

since 2010 at Windhoek Gymnasium
  • Assurance of high standards in sports coaching and development
  • Appointment and management of coaches and managers
  • Communication internally and externally with regard to all sport matters and events
  • Collection and communication of sports results
  • Organising of sports awards
  • Organising of all major sport events
  • Organising of sport tours

B Artium (PE); HED

6 years as teacher, 25 years as lecturer at Windhoek College of Education, 4 Years as Sport Coordinator at Windhoek Gymnasium

Dr. Danie Theunissen - Deputy Primary Principal

Dr. Danie Theunissen - Deputy Primary Principal

Since 2014 at Windhoek Gymnasium
Deputy Principal; HOD: Natural Science and Health Education

B.Sc.; B. Sc (Hons) M.Sc Stat; PhD in Plant Gene-Ecology

9 years teaching experience, 21 years working as a geneticist and plant breeder; 25 years in music and performing arts, 17 years management experience

Culture Coordinator SS and PS
Ms. Thea Loubser - Pre-Primary Principal

Ms. Thea Loubser - Pre-Primary Principal

Since 2013 at Windhoek Gymnasium

BA Psychology (Hons)

13 years

Tomatis (Solisten) facilitator

Neurofeedback facilitator

Specializes in Gross Motor Development


Our School Song

Where Auas Mountain Rises,
majestic and tall.
A new bastion shimmers,
a guiding light for all.

Where Namibia’s great treasure,
it’s youth so proud and true.
Are fired and formed...

School Uniforms

Our school uniforms are in the striking colours of red, black and white. It is trendy, yet timeless. The fabric of all pants, shorts, skirts and skorts are a dark grey colour.

The junior boys will have a modernly shaped...


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