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

Monday, 08 Apr 2019


The Year 11 Visual Arts IB students have spent Term 1 working on a unit titled Where are you now? A sense of place: visual exploration of your surroundings. Armed with their sketch books and a plethora of materials, the students have been looking at the world around them and have been busy...
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Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

International Idols visit GISS for 'Dare the Boss' Fundraiser

Our Principal, Dr Lorenz Metzger, was dared by our students to do something meaningful and challenging as part of GISS' yearly fundraiser 'Dare the Boss'. Dr Metzger and many of GISS' students and staff dressed up as their biggest idol. Jimi Hendrix, Princess Leia, George Michael, Coco Chanel, William Shakespeare, Frida Kahlo, Jane Goodall...
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Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019

Harmony Week

‘Everyone belongs - Celebrate Diversity’ was the motto of the GISS Harmony Week that supports the Australian wide initiative that was launched 20 years ago. Our Primary School started Harmony Week with an assembly at which our choir sang ‘Everyone belongs’. During #HarmonyWeek all classesorganised activities to foster cultural respect and...
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Thursday, 21 Mar 2019

Warringah Independent School’s Debating Competition 2019

On Wednesday 20th March, Mrs Sinclair took the Year 9 debating teams to Galstaun College in Ingleburn, to begin our Warringah Independent School’s Debating Competition for 2019. The competition is comprised of a series of impromptu debating tournaments between The German International School Sydney, Galstaun College, NorthernBeaches Christian School and Christian Covenant School. Our two GISS teams...
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Monday, 18 Mar 2019

Montessori Model United Nations Conference in New York

13 GISS students from Year 6, 8 and 10 travelled to New York to participate at the Montesorri Model United Nations (MMUN) Conference. MMUN is a simulation of the UN General Assembly where students assume the role of UN delegates for a certain country and then debate a specific topic with other students from around the...
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Wednesday, 06 Mar 2019

GISS & IPSHA Swimming Carnivals 2019

GISS Swimming Carnivals Our annual GISS swimming carnivals took place on Wednesday, 20th February (Years 3-6) and on Wednesday, 27th February (Years 7-10) and both were a great successes.  All students had a wonderful time cheering on participants from their houses, and took enthusiasm from gaining points for victories in...
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Tuesday, 05 Mar 2019

Pearl Gala Dinner - celebrating 30 Years GISS

Last weekend, GISS celebrated its 30th anniversary with a Pearl Gala Dinner held at the Dee Why RSL.   MCs of the night, GISS Principal Dr Lorenz Metzger and Alumna Inga Mueller, welcomed over 190 guests including students, parents, alumni, GISS Board members and long serving honorary members who together celebrated the school's achievements while...
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Friday, 01 Mar 2019

Children’s book author visits GISS

GISS Preschool and Primary students were able to meet Austrian-born Australian children’s book author Irena Kobald last month. Irena Kobald read from her debut picture book 'My Two Blankets' which has won numerous awards including the 2015 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book of the Year Award and the...
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Thursday, 28 Feb 2019

GISS turns 30

2019 is a very special year for The German International School Sydney as we are celebrating our 30th anniversary. Founded in February 1989 in Prospect and commencing with 28 students the school has since then moved to the leafy Terrey Hills and now has over 370 students ranging from Preschool...
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