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, 21 Dec 2022

GISS has been awarded another two awards for new classrooms

The German International School Sydney has been awarded another two awards for our pioneering Passivehouse classrooms - an excellent project, showcasing innovation in sustainability within the education sector.  The Timber Design Awards, now in their 23rd year, are distinguished by a proud heritage of innovation and achievement. The Awards promote and...
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Wednesday, 21 Dec 2022

Junior and Senior Choirs spread joy and Christmas spirit at Terrey Hills Nursing Home

Our Junior and Senior Choirs, along with Primary School Teacher, Janine Boubbov, and Head of Primary School, Klemens Pedarnig, spread some joy and Christmas spirit at the Terrey Hills Nursing Home. Our students sang Christmas carols in English as well as several in German, and their performances were received with...
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Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022

Year 10 Graduation

Congratulations to another class of 2022 – our fabulous Year 10! A week after we celebrated the graduation of our Year 12 students, we honoured Year 10 at their own ceremony at GISS. Year 10 class teachers Thomas Szartowicz and Ann-Kathrin Mannherz spoke about the best moments of the past...
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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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