What team? Wildcats!

GEMS Wellington International School is taking a walk on the wild side.

Since the start of the academic year the students at GEMS WIS were tasked with developing a brand for PE and school sport, with the main aim of developing an environment that all members of the community could aspire to be a part of. The brand has been designed by the students for the students and we can’t wait to see what’s next for the newly named Wildcats.

Director of Sport Hannah Underhill said it was a positive way to bring the GEMS community together.

“Competitive school sport has been halted for almost a year now, but that doesn’t mean that the fire burns any less bright! Champions are made in the off season, and right now our focus is on building a sporting culture that all members of our school community are inspired to be a part of!” she said.

Excitingly GYS Sports Media Course graduate and GEMS WIS student Kaira Pal used her skills to write fantastic article for this week’s offical launch of the new logo and name. Read it below:

We, GEMS Wellington International School, are proud to announce the launch of our new PE and Sport logo and brand. Over the past 15 years, WIS has been constantly aiming for sporting excellence, and we now want to take this to the next level by acknowledging everyone and ensuring every individual of our community feels like a part of the team. We aim to reflect our morals and core values through this new

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the students at WIS were tasked with putting forward their ideas on what they believed best represented the values and ethos of the school’s sporting culture, as part of the PE and Sport Branding Project. Every student from year two to year 13 spent time researching the value and importance of their PE lessons, selecting the core values, and using their creative skills to
create this embodiment of the spirit and camaraderie that we strive towards.

Director of Sport, Mrs Hannah Underhill, believes that this project will reshape the future of sports and will create a legacy for
the future students.We envision that this new logo, inspired by the spirit of the school’s sporting culture, will enhance the motivation, energy and spirit of the individuals within the school. We want this logo to express the success of any sporting endeavor, and we are so excited to unveil it! We eagerly hope that it’s new look and feel will enhance physical education at WIS, inspiring our students to push themselves and join in!

This synergy in creating a representation of what we desire our future to look like, draws from the core values of sports: teamwork, dedication and persistence. We have altered our logo to reflect who we are today and to symbolize our dynamic future. However we still retain the logo’s core elements – the shield: a representation of strength and resilience- we are able to defend throughout our trials and triumphs.

We have also kept the crown: gleaming in a shade of gold – to symbolise our nobility and confidence. Our heads are held high with our pride of what we have achieved and what is to come.

After a careful consideration, we selected a new logo that reflects a moremodern look and captures everyone’s vision. We are pleased to announce that the winner of our new logo is Lara Moutran from Year 9. Congratulations, Lara! We are now going to be known as the WIS Wildcats!

The name itself describes the individuals at WIS – confident, powerful and courageous. Lara said: ‘it’s an honour to help create and design the new sports logo.’ She thought it was an amazing opportunity to use the students’ creative brains and to see how the design has evolved from the initial draft to the fantastic design it is now.

Today marks the beginning of a new exciting chapter for all the sports enthusiasts. You don’t have to be a part of a sports team in order to be a WIS Wildcat, it’s all about the passion and dedication you put forward, whether you are a player or spectator.

Are you ready for a new beginning, WIS Wildcats?