News & Events

Below you will find the latest announcements, pictures and information about current and upcoming school events as well as relevant articles about our school that have appeared in newspapers and other media.

Latest GISS News

Wednesday, 06 Mar 2019

GISS & IPSHA Swimming Carnivals 2019

GISS Swimming Carnivals Our annual GISS swimming carnivals took place on Wednesday, 20th February (Years 3-6) and on Wednesday, 27th February (Years 7-10) and both were a great successes.  All students had a wonderful time cheering on participants from their houses, and took enthusiasm from gaining points for victories in...
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Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019

Pearl Gala Dinner - celebrating 30 Years GISS

Last weekend, GISS celebrated its 30th anniversary with a Pearl Gala Dinner held at the Dee Why RSL.   MCs of the night, GISS Principal Dr Lorenz Metzger and Alumna Inga Mueller, welcomed over 190 guests including students, parents, alumni, GISS Board members and long serving honorary members who together celebrated the school's achievements while...
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Friday, 01 Mar 2019

Children’s book author visits GISS

GISS Preschool and Primary students were able to meet Austrian-born Australian children’s book author Irena Kobald last month. Irena Kobald read from her debut picture book 'My Two Blankets' which has won numerous awards including the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award and the...
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Thursday, 28 Feb 2019

GISS turns 30

2019 is a very special year for The German International School Sydney as we are celebrating our 30th anniversary. Founded in February 1989 in Prospect and commencing with 28 students the school has since then moved to the leafy Terrey Hills and now has over 370 students ranging from Preschool...
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Monday, 18 Feb 2019

Visit from Berlin

Architect Daniel Verhülsdonk visited GISS on 14 February. Daniel had been part of the team at Staab Architekten who designed our school. GISS was his first project after finishing his University degree. Daniel had never been to Australia before and he was very pleased to see his project in the flesh and the school in full swing all these...
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Monday, 11 Feb 2019

Henning Harnisch visits GISS

On Tuesday, 5th February former German national basketball player Henning Harnisch visited our school together with Deputy Consul General Klaus Steitz. Henning Harnisch is Vice President of the ALBA Berlin Basketball League and is committed to promoting young talents. With his spectacular playing style, he and his team managed to win the German championship 9 times in...
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Friday, 25 Jan 2019

GISS Preschool receives brand new designed 'Little Scientists House' plaque

Our GISS Preschool has just received a brand new designed 'Little Scientists House' plaque that was rewarded to us by Little Scientists. Our Preschool has been a 'Little Scientists House' since 2015 and the plaque demonstrates that our service is committed to inquiry-based learning and Early STEM (the learning of science...
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Monday, 21 Jan 2019

GISS featured in Manly Daily

GISS has been featured in the Saturday edition on the Manly Daily. The article highlights our 30 year history and upcoming anniversary gala dinner and also reflects on the school’s 2018 highlights.
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Friday, 21 Dec 2018


GISS has been featured in the TV show AUSTRALIA BY DESIGN: INNOVATIONS.  In its second season, AUSTRALIA BY DESIGN: INNOVATIONS showcases the very best designs drawn from the national Good Design Awards and featured our award-winning Container Classrooms. Our Arts Village project was recognised for its innovation and outstanding design in the...
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