History of our school

7 Feb 1989    German School Johannes Gutenberg commenced operation in Prospect with 28 students from Kindergarten to Year 4

Jan 1992    Move to Ryde, with 79 students across 8 classes  

Jan 1993    Founding of Preschool

1996    First Year 10 exams for German Year 10 Certificate

2001    Additional land acquired in Ryde to house the IT lab and library, student numbers exceeded 200

2002   Introduction of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Complete Education from Preschool to Year 12 available

New trading name: German International School Sydney

New land acquired in Terrey Hills

2006  Registration with the NSW Board of Studies and now offering a unique blend of the German and NSW curriculum

Commencement of construction in Terrey Hills with funding from Germany (over AUD 13 million)

Jan 2008    Start of first English Stream – Year 7 class for students without prior knowledge of German

Aug 2008  Teaching commences in Terrey Hills

2010  With funding from the Australian Government two new buildings housing a new library and further classrooms built. At the same time the land was doubled by purchasing our neighbour’s land

Feb 2015   Integration of English and German Stream

Implementation of GISS curriculum, including choice of teaching language in many subjects from Primary to Senior Secondary and allowing enrolment of students without prior German language knowledge across all classes

Capacity is nearly reached and several full classes incurring waiting lists for the following year.

April 2017 Start of the construction of the schools’ four new classrooms to accommodate the growing number of students. 




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