About GISS

International 

Our vision is to enable your child to live a fulfilled life in tomorrow’s modern and rapidly changing global society. Our 360 students from Preschool to Year 12 are part of an international community, with about half of them coming from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries and the other half from Australia. Therefore, we truly live our mission to offer the highest quality co-education in a bilingual and international environment.

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CURRICULUM

Bilingual

We provide our students with a complete education experience in a co-educational and bi-lingual environment. Our focus is to encourage our students to study a broad curriculum to achieve individual academic success while also fostering personal development in preparation for life after school. 

It is not necessary to be familiar with the German language as we boast a successful intensive language immersion programme, leading to bilingual competency in both English and German. This method allows children to acquire a second language passively, by engaging them in authentic experiences in both languages. 

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COVID 19

IS THE GISS CAMPUS OPEN? In accordance with the NSW government guidelines campus activity will be reduced to a minimum in...

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​Living history

Our Year 11 and 12 Students had a special history lesson last week with the visit of contemporary witness of...

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New PRC Executives elected

At the last PRC meeting on Tuesday, 3rd of March, the new Executives of the Parents Representative Council (PRC) were elected: Chairperson...

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Vice-President of the German Federal Parliament, Wolfgang Kubicki, visits GISS

Vice-President of the German Federal Parliament, Wolfgang Kubicki, and German Consul-General Peter Silberberg, visited GISS today. After a tour of...

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MMUN – Montessori Model United Nations

Dear GISS community, we would like to introduce the new team of students which will participate in the MMUN Conference...

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GISS introduces new Northern Beaches bus route

GISS has introduced one new Northern Beaches bus route as a direct result of record student enrolments for the 202...

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German Schools Abroad

Exzellente Deutsche Auslandsschule

GISS is part of a network of more than 140 German Schools Abroad that are sponsored by the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office. 

GISS has been awarded the title of ‘Excellent German School Abroad’ following the successful ‘Federal State Inspection of German Schools Abroad’ (BLI) which monitors the quality of teaching and is organised by the ZfA. More info can be found here.

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events

All GISS events are currently on hold due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The below event calendar is for reference only and reviews will be circulated as each event approaches and with reference to current Government advice. Thanks for your understanding.

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ARCHITECTURE AWARD

Good Design Award

GISS has been awarded Australia’s highest honour for design and innovation, for its pioneering shipping container classroom build. The school’s latest addition was recognised for its innovation and outstanding design in the Good Design Award's Architectural Design category.