German International School Sydney

German International School Sydney

Terrey Hills NSW, Sydney Northern Suburbs

The German International School Sydney is located in beautiful Terrey Hills on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Students from three to eighteen years old attend our school from Kindergarten through to the Year 12 International Baccalaureate (IB). All of our students have different personalities with diverse interests and individual pathways. They come from many different countries and speak either German or English or even both. They are part of a school community that not only carries but also inspires them.

Our pedagogical vision is to teach each child the values and competencies to face the challenges and changes in tomorrow’s world, and to lead a fulfilled life. We therefore work with a consistently bilingual, international, highly differentiated syllabus where the best pedagogical approaches are combined, where both the Australian and European cultures come together, and where we commit to the highest standard of quality. We offer an environment in which our students are accepted and encouraged, where Mathematics, Science and Technology play a major role, but where there is also enough space to develop sports, musical and artistic talents, and individual interests.

Many of our students are local. Even without prior knowledge of German, they are welcome to enrol in our school at any year level. We are a recognised NSW independent school which leads our students to achieve the IB, a world-renowned school qualification that enables and qualifies our students to study at the best universities worldwide, including Germany and Australia. 

Our Mission

GISS offers the highest quality co-education in a continuous bilingual and multicultural environment, and is dedicated to developing each individual student's full potential.

We are committed to the best of German, European and Australian educational and cultural values fostered in a friendly and caring community.

We challenge our students to develop into responsible, reliable, competent and confident adults.

Our Values

  • We celebrate different cultures, opinions and standpoints.
  • We guide our students to appreciate openness, honesty and respect.
  • We aim for the highest educational quality standards.
  • We foster an atmosphere of peace and understanding amongst all of us.
  • We care for our students and provide a nurturing environment.


Key Facts

School uniform

No uniform

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: vertical and mixed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
English, French, German, Spanish

Activities & Support Staff


Music (2)


Sports (5)

Support Staff

Support Staff (15)

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School Details









Principal: Mr Lorenz Metzger


33 Myoora Road Terrey Hills New South Wales 2084

Tel: (02) 9485 1900

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