Welcome to GISS

Founded in 1989, the German International School Sydney (GISS), offers a complete multilingual school education from Preschool to Year 12.

Our vision is to ignite a passion for lifelong learning, empowering our students to reach their full potential and succeed in the dynamic landscape of our fast changing global society. Our students from Preschool to Year 12 are part of a truly international community, with about half of them coming from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries and the other half from Australia. Therefore, we truly live our mission to offer the highest quality co-education in a bilingual and international environment.

The focus of our curriculum, which combines both the syllabus of New South Wales with the one of the German state Thüringen, are languages, math and the sciences, while following the NSW school calendar year. Students may be enrolled without prior knowledge of the German language. Our content and language integrated learning methods allow all students to be taught according to their language skill set. Our immersion approach also leads to a high bilingual proficiency in both languages.

In Years 11 and 12 we offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) which is recognised worldwide as the best university preparation programme currently available to students completing post-secondary education. In recent years, our IB students have continuously achieved IB scores well above the world average.

Furthermore, our highly qualified and dedicated team of teachers guides and supports every student to develop their full academic potential and to become competent, responsible and independent adults.

To find out more about our unique learning environment, please visit us on one of our regular Open Days or Open Mornings. Alternatively, feel free to arrange a private school tour anytime by calling 02 9485 1900 to discuss your child’s individual requirements.