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, 03 Dec 2019

GISS Gingerbread Workshop

We held our annual Gingerbread Workshop and children and parents alike had lots of fun creating beautiful gingerbread houses, santas and trees. 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, 26 Nov 2019

2019 Alliance Française School Competition

Congratulations to Jamila, Florentine and Juliana (former Year 6 student) who have been named the winners in the 2019 Alliance Française School Competition. The judges were impressed by their ‘Nouvelle Gazette’ design and all the elements of French culture that resonate with them. The project was judged the best submission...
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Monday, 18 Nov 2019

Enterprise German

The Enterprise German (Unternehmen Deutsch) competition that some Y10 students took part in is now over. Mr Metzger and I attended the Awards Ceremony with the Year 10 students on Friday at the Goethe Institute in Sydney and our students won the 3rd prize. A total of 96 groups submitted their results so our students did an amazing job! ...
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Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019

GISS Rhönrad competition

There were some great performances at the third GISS Rhönrad competition which took place last weekend. The ten participants, aged between 9 to in their 40s, showed some fantastic performances and all should be very proud of their scores. Their trainers Kathi Brassington, Silke Bethke and Karen Pfitzer are immensely...
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Monday, 11 Nov 2019

Important Information about the Bush Fire Danger Period

Dear GISS Community, This week’s unprecedented catastrophic fire rating for Sydney and terrible fires across New South Wales and Queensland are a stark reminder of the ever growing fire risk our communities face. We made our decision early afternoon on Monday to close the school and believe this was the...
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Tuesday, 05 Nov 2019

International Football Tournament

Over 100 goals were scored at our International Football Tournament last weekend. GISS warmly welcomed many visitors and our opponents from the Sydney Japanese International School, the Armenian Alexander Primary School AGBU, the International French School of Sydney Lycée Condorcet, and the John Colet School. A total of 16 teams...
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Friday, 01 Nov 2019

Halloween Parade

Thanks to our SRC we had a great Halloween Parade yesterday involving all our Preschool to IB students, teachers, admin staff and parents. Congratulations to all our students for making such a great effort in their costumes, but most of all for having the confidence to walk on stage in...
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Monday, 28 Oct 2019

Tag der Deutschen Sprache an der GISS

For the first time, GISS hosted the German Language Day (Tag der Deutschen Sprache) at our school - a fun day about the German language, complete with information stalls about all things German/y, activities for children, German sausages, pretzels and refreshments! Mr Steffen Rose of the German Consulate General Sydney and...
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Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019

GISS Kiosk starts lunch service

Today, after many months of preparation, our GISS Kiosk started its lunch service and both students and staff were super excited about receiving the freshly prepared meals by Miramare Gardens. The GISS Kiosk is offering a limited school lunch menu for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in term 4 initially and we...
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