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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75 Years UN - ​What are your wishes for the year 2045?

Our GISS students answered this question along with other international students from around the world as part of the initiative...

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Meet the new SRC members!

The Student Representative Council (SRC) were elected by the students of GISS at the end of Term 2 2020. Currently the...

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Winter Holiday Challenge

The Sustainability team is still hard at work to find ways to reduce the environmental footprint of our community. Here...

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STEM Education Summit 2020

Our friends at Tech Explorations have been working on a new virtual summit dedicated to STEM Education and our Preschool...

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Manly Daily reports GISS Secondary students come 2nd in NAPLAN tests

Northern beaches NAPLAN 2020: How your high school rates New NAPLAN data shows four public schools have made it into...

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SBS Interview: Digitaler Unterricht - In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft

GISS Principal, Dr Lorenz Metzger, was interviewed by Trudi Latour from SBS German about our approach to off-campus learning. Click...

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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.