Principal's Welcome

Welcome to the German International School Sydney


Our school is located in beautiful Terrey Hills on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Students from three to eighteen years old attend our school from Kindergarten through to the Year 12 International Baccalaureate (IB). All of our students have different personalities with diverse interests and individual pathways. They come from many different countries and speak either German or English or even both. They are part of a school community that not only carries but also inspires them.

Our pedagogical vision is to teach each child the values and competencies to face the challenges and changes in tomorrow’s world, and to lead a fulfilled life. We therefore work with a consistently bilingual, international, highly differentiated syllabus where the best pedagogical approaches are combined, where both the Australian and European cultures come together, and where we commit to the highest standard of quality. We offer an environment in which our students are accepted and encouraged, where Mathematics, Science and Technology play a major role, but where there is also enough space to develop sports, musical and artistic talents, and individual interests.

Many of our students are local. Even without prior knowledge of German, they are welcome to enrol in our school at any year level. We are a recognised NSW independent school which leads our students to achieve the IB, a world-renowned school qualification that enables and qualifies our students to study at the best universities worldwide, including Germany and Australia. 

At the same time, as a recognised "Excellent German School Abroad", we encourage that our students from German-speaking countries develop their own language while they simultaneously acquire high-level English skills. This creates a unique international school community and culture that will enrich our students well beyond their school years.

We invite you to have a closer look at our school. You can do this by either exploring our website, attending one of our Open Days, or by calling us to arrange an appointment.

We look forward to meeting you.

Dr Lorenz Metzger

GISS Principal