Connect. Engage. Co-operate.

Developing informed, globally active learning communities that encourage contemporary solutions to international issues through collaboration, inquiry and service-learning initiatives.

Global Alliance

WISS is excited to be a part of the Global Alliance for Innovative Learning (GAIL) group. GAIL is currently comprised of 7 schools from 5 continents across the world.

GAIL Convention

Annual conventions rotate between the GAIL school host countries. Students collaborate and explore together to develop contemporary solutions to international issues.


Read all the latest news. This includes interactive classrooms, student exchanges, research fellowships and the annual GAIL convention.

Collaboration Opportunities

Develop international mindedness through collaboration with other GAIL schools on shared units. See the ideas so far and get involved.

Student Exchanges

Student exchanges provide the opportunity for Middle school students to experience life at another GAIL school.

Research Fellowships

Staff can apply to base themselves in any of the GAIL schools and embark on a dedicated research project to improve educational practices.

Collaboration Opportunities

The interactive classroom element will allow WISS students at all levels to become more internationally minded as they collaborative with other GAIL schools through shared units, thereby not only developing their understanding of the relevant IB programme of education but adding in an additional element of international understanding. If you are interested in being involved, Scotch College and Kristin have already got some ideas which are on a the google drive in a folder called WISS GAIL Collaboration (use your account to access).

Liz Jones

Liz Jones

WISS GAIL Champion

If you are interested in any of these ideas, or have some of your own, just email Liz Jones, the GAIL champion, to be connected to the GAIL champions at other schools.

A collaborative community

World-wide study opportunities

View new perspectives

Experience other cultures

Student Exchanges

Student exchanges will offer upper Middle School students the opportunity to experience life at one of the GAIL schools for an extended period of time and allow students from one of our partner schools to receive a WISS education for part of a semester. Our partner schools in Australia, New Zealand, India and the USA already have experience of how this exciting opportunity can make a huge difference to a student’s life.

Staff Research Fellowships

For staff, the research fellowship provides a unique opportunity to dedicate time to research an issue close to their hearts to improve their educational practice. To date these fellowships have focused on educational coaching, STEM and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award programme. Research reports can be found on the GAIL website.

GAIL Convention

The annual GAIL convention took place for the 3rd time in June 2016 in Aberdeen, United Kingdom where more than 60 students collaborated together to explore and expand their understanding of Renewable Energy. Great friendships were made amongst these high school students and the GAIL champions who accompanied them and there were some stunning presentations on the last day demonstrating the power of collaborative learning that had taken place. The 2017 convention will be held at Prestige College, Pretoria, South Africa.

GAIL convention, June 2016

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