NAPLAN - GISS Top 3 on Northern Beaches

GISS has been ranked as one of the top 3 primary and secondary schools on the northern beaches, according to the latest NAPLAN data released today by acara, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting authority. 

GISS also remains in the top 100 schools in NSW and therefore solidifies its standing as one of the best primary and secondary schools on the Northern Beaches and in NSW.

GISS Principal, Dr Lorenz Metzger, commented: “I am thrilled that GISS has once again achieved great success in the annual NAPLAN scores. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students and teachers that both our Primary and Secondary School placed 3rd on the northern beaches. I would like to congratulate our students and extend my heartfelt thanks to our highly qualified and dedicated teachers who have contributed to these outstanding results.”

Assessed on reading, writing, spelling, grammar and numeracy skills, the NAPLAN exams (National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) are rolled out annually to Years three, five, seven and nine. Even though GISS does not specifically prepare its students for the exams, it is evident that the school’s educational approach and philosophy translates into measurable and above-average learning outcomes that will open many opportunities for its students.

Dr Lorenz Metzger continues: “Given our strong focus on science, maths, languages, and academics and by being one of the few schools that offer the IB Diploma in Years 11 and 12, GISS naturally attracts academically strong students. While our school is so much more than ranking and awards, it is evident that this achievement is a reflection of our school's commitment to provide quality education in an international school environment.”

GISS’ 400 students are part of an international community, with about half of them coming from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries and the other half from Australia. Knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite and the IB diploma is offered in English or bilingually with selected subjects in German and English.

“Our rigorous bilingual education program sets us apart from other schools, offering our students a unique advantage in their future studies and career paths”, explains Dr Metzger. “As we celebrate those NAPLAN results, we also remain committed to continuously improving our educational standards and encourage our students to explore their passions and interests while striving for individual academic success.”

GISS is located in Terrey Hills. Public and private bus transport are available.

The Daily Telegraph reports:

Three primary schools and six secondary schools from the northern beaches have landed in the top 100 for NAPLAN results in NSW, according to the latest data. [...]

Both Sydney Japanese International School and German International School located in Terry Hills closely followed as second and third on the beaches respectively, with St Rose Catholic Primary School in Collaroy Plateau placing fourth and Kambora Public School in Davidson placing fifth.

Combined primary and secondary school German International School in Terry Hills placed third, with non-government schools St Luke’s Grammar School in Dee Why and Pittwater House in Collaroy placing fourth and fifth respectively for secondary schools.