Date Item
7 Feb 1989
German School Johannes Gutenberg commenced operation in Prospect with 28 students from Kindergarten to Year 4
Jan 1992
Move to Ryde, with 79 students across 8 classes
Jan 1993
Opening of Preschool
First Year 10 exams for German Year 10 Certificate
Additional land acquired in Ryde to house the IT lab and library, student numbers exceeded 200
Introduction of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme; Complete Education from Preschool to Year 12 available
New trading name: German International School Sydney
New land acquired in Terrey Hills
Commencement of construction in Terrey Hills with funding from Germany (over AUD 13 million)
Jan 2008
Start of first English Stream – Year 7 class for students without prior knowledge of German
Aug 2008
Teaching commences in Terrey Hills
With funding from the Australian Government two new buildings housing a new library and further classrooms built. At the same time the land area was doubled by purchasing part of our neighbour’s land
Feb 2015
Integration of English and German Stream
Implementation of GISS curriculum, including choice of teaching language in some subjects from Primary to Senior Secondary and allowing enrolment of students without prior German language knowledge across all classes
Capacity is nearly reached and several full classes incurring waiting lists for the following year.
Apr 2017
Start of the construction of the schools’ four new classrooms to accommodate the growing number of students.
Jan 2018
Four new classrooms to accommodate the growing number of students are officially opened by the German Consul General and NSW Minister of Education
Early 2022
Opening of three new modular classrooms in an eco-friendly passive house standard.