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

Tuesday, 23 Jun 2020

Winter Holiday Challenge

The Sustainability team is still hard at work to find ways to reduce the environmental footprint of our community. Here is our next Sustainability Holiday Challenge.  Take our Palm Oil Survey  and complete the Palm Oil Home Hunt Checklist (download here)
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Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020

STEM Education Summit 2020

Our friends at Tech Explorations have been working on a new virtual summit dedicated to STEM Education and our Preschool Educators Silke Bethke, John Nyagah and Catherine Squire Blatti will be presenting on how to support families of young children through STEM education. The Summit will go "live" on Saturday...
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Monday, 04 May 2020

Manly Daily reports GISS Secondary students come 2nd in NAPLAN tests

Northern beaches NAPLAN 2020: How your high school rates New NAPLAN data shows four public schools have made it into the northern beaches’ top 10 this year. See where your secondary school came in the full list of 1 to 21 and where they are placed in the NSW league...
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Friday, 17 Apr 2020

SBS Interview: Digitaler Unterricht - In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft

GISS Principal, Dr Lorenz Metzger, was interviewed by Trudi Latour from SBS German about our approach to off-campus learning. Click here to listen to the Interview in German.
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Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020

Sustainability in my Backyard Challenge

We would like to announce a NEW sustainability initiative for the whole GISS community – students, teachers, families and more. This focus reflects our commitment to become a more sustainable school and to do our bit to help save the planet.  Thanks (for nothing!) to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will...
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Wednesday, 08 Apr 2020

Virtual Art Exhibition

Dear parents and school community, We were very much looking forward to inviting you to view our wonderful GISS artworks when you came to the parent/teachers evenings this year. Unfortunately, our K-10 art exhibition has unavoidably become a virtual exhibition now. Whilst it is always much better to see the real thing and view art...
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Thursday, 02 Apr 2020

Video Message from GISS Principal

After starting our off-campus learning we wanted to share this video message from our GISS Principal, Lorenz Metzger, with our community.
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Monday, 30 Mar 2020

GISS Swimming Carnivals 2020

Our annual GISS swimming carnivals took place during February and early March and were a great success despite the weather not always being kind to us.  The students had a wonderful time cheering on participants from their Houses, and enthusiastically gained victory points in the pool as well as in...
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Wednesday, 04 Mar 2020

​Living history

Our Year 11 and 12 Students had a special history lesson last week with the visit of contemporary witness of Divided Germany Peter Keup, a former citizen of the GDR who failed his attempted escape to the ‘west’. Born in 1958, Mr Keup worked as a successful ballroom dancer and...
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