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, 29 Nov 2022

GISS wins prestigious Sustainability Award

We are proud to announce that our pioneering Passivehouse classrooms have been awarded the 2022 Sustainability Award in the Category Education and Research. The Sustainability Awards are Australia’s longest running and most prestigious awards program dedicated to acknowledging and celebrating excellence in sustainable design and architecture. betti&knut architecture were presented with...
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Monday, 28 Nov 2022

Congratulations to the class of 2022

There were many cheers, much applause and a few tears as our graduating Year 12 students, families, teachers and GISS staff came together for a special graduation ceremony at Zest at the end of November  Year 12 class teachers, Mr Greenslade and Mr Day, spoke about their students’ hard work...
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Thursday, 24 Nov 2022

GISS Year 10 Students win two 1st places at the 2022 Enterprise German Award

Congratulations to our very engaged and talented Year 10 students who won two 1st places at the 2022 Enterprise German Award by the Goethe-Institut Australia last night. Enterprise German promotes the collaboration between schools and German companies or Australian companies with a relationship to German speaking countries within the region....
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Tuesday, 22 Nov 2022

GISS Gingerbread Workshop lifts Xmas Spirits

We held our annual Gingerbread Workshop and children and parents alike had lots of fun creating beautiful gingerbread houses and santas. Thankfully there were plenty of lollies, as some of the tasty decorations ended up in small mouths instead of on the great creations. A very big thank you...
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Tuesday, 15 Nov 2022


The name “koala” is derived from the Dharug word “gula” or “gulamany” meaning “no drink”. Koalas don’t often need to drink water because they get enough moisture from the eucalyptus leaves they eat. However, koalas are increasingly being seen drinking water to try and survive heatwaves, deforestation and bushfires. Other...
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Friday, 11 Nov 2022

Andreas Hänssig from the Goethe University Frankfurt/M. visits GISS

On Monday, November 7, 2022, Andreas Hänssig from the Goethe University Frankfurt/M. visited GISS. Since 2018, we have been working intensively with our partner university where Mr. Hänssig works at the local Academy for Educational Research and Teacher Education. In this function, he advises and accompanies prospective teachers who are...
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Tuesday, 08 Nov 2022

Football, Football. . . GISS soccer tournament wins everyone over

After 3 long years GISS was able to finally host our traditional Football Tournament again. Our guests came from John Colet School, Alexander Primary School (Armenian School) and the Japanese School with teams from Year 3 to Year 6.  The Years 5 - 6 played on our outdoor futsal field whereas Year 3...
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Friday, 21 Oct 2022


On 13th October, GISS hosted an inaugural Interschool Choir Festival. Students from John Colet School visited our school to join with our Senior Choir and celebrate the joy of singing together. It was three hours of wonderful music-making, with each choir sharing some of their favourite warm-ups and songs with...
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Friday, 14 Oct 2022


This year’s IBDP Showcase was a smashing success where students from our graduating class were able to present and reflect on their learning and their holistic diploma journey. Students, parents, alumni and prospective applicants were invited to attend the wide variety of activities and events throughout the week. Created and...
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