Tuesday Co-curricular Activities - Semester 1, 2023


We will explore Rhythms for djembe, dun duns and percussion instruments. We also sing African songs/chants and play drumming games. There will be a performance at the end of the semester. The students will have lots of fun playing the drums. It is very rewarding for the students to be an important part of a team of drummers. (Language: English / German)

Harry Potter *

"We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." We are excited that the Harry Potter AG will open it’s door in 2023 and we are now calling all passionate witches and wizards. Based on J.K. Rowling’s world famous series of books, students will enter the magical world of Harry, Ron and Hermione. They will be sorted into their Hogwarts Houses, create their own custom wands, will take Potions Class with Professor Snape, learn how to play Quidditch with Madam Hooch and roam the grounds with Hogwarts’ faithful Keeper of the Grounds, Hagrid. Come and join the magical adventure, the Hogwarts Express is waiting for you! (Language: German)

Little Scientists *

Are you interested in nature, technology, mathematics? This is the right workshop for you! With experiments and the research cycle you will be able to explore a lot of interesting things. Ask questions about nature, formulate hypotheses, develop predictions, gather data, experiment, document and present your findings. You are on your way to becoming a great scientist! (Language: German)

Mini Master Chef

If you are interested in cooking, happy to try out new things in the kitchen and are keen to look behind the scenes, then Mini Master Chef AG is the right place for you! (Language: English / German)

Nature Club

Do you have a passion for nature? Do you love to be outside, amongst the trees and flowers? Then this AG is for you! Each week we will explore the natural environment in school and in our local community. We will explore and enjoy nature through a variety of activities including nature journaling, nature art, nature photography, bushwalking, nature construction and much more! Come and get your hands dirty and find a piece of mindfulness under the shade of a tree! (Language: English)


Explore the delights of our local community! Each week we will venture out of the school to discover the many playgrounds, bushwalks, parks and beaches that our local community has to offer. Come along to climb, slide, run, jump and splash through the afternoon! (Language: English / German)


Taekwondo is a fantastic way to explore and develop lifelong skills. Martial arts not only play an important role in exercise, but also promotes mental and psychological growth. This program provides a fun, challenging environment for the students to discover Taekwondo and all it can offer, whilst helping their confidence and self-control develop through games and challenges both physically and mentally".
Darran McNulty is a certified Australian Taekwondo Coach, a 3rd Dan Black Belt and has been teaching at GISS for the last 10 years. (Language: English)


The focus during tennis is on basic hitting techniques and rules of the game. Students will be divided into groups according to their ability. (Language: English)
* instructional language German
Thursday Co-curricular Activities - Semester 1, 2023

Creative Writing 

Are you ready to follow your imagination and be inspired to create your own exciting, unique and maybe even mystical adventure? Do you find yourself bursting with ideas, but are too consumed with homework and after school activities to find a chance to put words to paper and truly express yourself?In the Creative Writing AG with Miss Polden you are given a safe, calm and encouraging space to let your creativity flow. You will have the chance to channel existing ideas and also be inspired from intriguing prompts and fellow members. Go on a journey and decide your own fate. Pick up your crayon, draw a life size door and step inside. (Language: English)


Lights, Camera, Action!! Ever wanted to know what it's like to be on a film set? Have you wanted to learn the art of acting for the camera? This is your opportunity to learn the skills to become proficient at acting for the screen. Students will rehearse, make acting choices, costume / make up and shoot their scenes under lights. All under the guidance of actor / acting coach Paul Winchester. Paul has been a professional actor for 25 years + and owns / runs the Point Break Drama Acting studio in Dee Why. A series of scenes will be filmed & edited by Paul, so students have a take home show reel of their work. (Language: English)

Kostüme *

Are you creative and interested in trying out making your own costumes? In this AG, we will design, plan and make our own costumes.Maybe you will be the winner of the next Halloween parade! The instructional language of this AG is only in German in order to enhance language learning. (Language: German)


The Musical AG will be working towards a Theatre performance in the last week of term 2. During the practices we will be singing, dancing, play acting and of course laughing! Come along and join in creating our Performance. Then once you have decided on your favourite character, we can begin learning scripts and songs and making the costumes for the show. If you love the stage, then this is the right AG for you. Please note, the performance will be published at the GISS website and social media. (Language: English / German)

Roller Crew

Coaching + Play in Skateboarding, inline skating and scooter riding. Our sessions teach fundamental skills in each discipline and help build resilience, develop strength and balance while challenging their creativity. It's a high energy, fun, safe environment to get your kids rolling! (Language: English)

School garden

Our School Garden AG promotes learning with all senses. We will continue to plan, establish and care for our school garden. We will also start with some landscaping. The students will be outside, develop their gardening skills and learn to take responsibility. They will acquire skills about native plants and environmentally appropriate behaviour. Most importantly, this AG will foster a sense of enjoyment associated with plants, animals, and natural phenomena. (Language: English / German)


Be the best, learn from the best - this AG offers a course designed to develop the potential of every child attending. It can enhance their confidence, improve ball skills while ensuring fun and a rewarding experience in every sense. Mr Mihajlovic is the owner and head coach of Youth Soccer Academy, boasting a successful international soccer career and has had a long relationship with our school. (Language: English)

Social Entrepreneur

Have you always dreamed of starting your own business but aren’t sure where to start? Do you want to make a difference in the world? Social entrepreneurs are big thinkers, problem solvers, innovators, change agents, leaders and disruptors who pioneer solutions to make the world a better place. They do this by starting social enterprises. You can start a social enterprise in your neighbourhood by selling products and services to your friends, family and neighbours. Using the Design Thinking process, we’ll ideate a product or business idea, prototype and test it, to find our target market, create a brand and logo for advertising, pitch to investors for start-up capital, calculate our costs and work out a selling strategy. Be the Boss! (Language: English)

STEAM (TinkerTank)

Project based and hands-on learning for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) education to develop hard skills for future careers in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Additionally, problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and design thinking skills will be put to practice in a fun and engaging environment. (Language: English)


The focus during tennis is on basic hitting techniques and rules of the game. Students will be divided into groups according to their ability. (Language: English)

Textile Design *

This AG is intended for children who like to work creatively with textile materials. In this group you will get to know different forms of textile design work with wool and fabrics. By the end of this AG, you will be able to produce your own toys, everyday objects and clothing. (Language: German) This AG is for you if you... • enjoy being creative • have a certain degree of fine motoric skills • show willingness to help and support your classmates • handle the provided materials with care • are prepared to complete your work partly at home
* instructional language German