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

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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Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018

Preschool rated 'Exceeding National Quality Standard' in all 7 quality areas

We are proud to announce that our Preschool has received its National Quality Framework (NQF) Rating Certificate with the rating ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’ in all seven quality areas. The National Quality Framework provides a national approach to regulation, assessment and quality improvement for early childhood education across Australia and...
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Friday, 14 Dec 2018

GISS Band Performance

On December 12th, the GISS Band performed two dress rehearsals for the secondary school classes in the multifunction room and a final concert in the evening for the public. The program consisted of classical pieces as well as pop music. Girls and boys from Years 6 to 10 have been practicing on Tuesdays after school...
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Monday, 03 Dec 2018

Gingerbread Workshop

The Gingerbread Workshop on the 1st and 2nd of December was a huge success again this year. Children and parents had lots of fun creating beautiful gingerbread houses and people. Thankfully there were plenty of lollies, as some of the tasty decorations ended up in small mouths instead of on the great...
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