About German International School Sydney Preschool
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 a truly 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.
Getting to German International School Sydney Preschool33 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills
German International School Sydney Preschool Reviews
Finn Moller - 3 months ago
Olaf Kretzschmar - 10 months ago
Our children attended the German International School Sydney between 2010 and 2016 and were provided good educational services in the first year (kindergarten to year 3) after our arrival in Australia, when our boys were 5 and 7 years old. The school’s advertising statements and guiding principles as to the school’s ethos were the main reason that we chose that school. After the first 2 years, it quickly became apparent (the way we experienced it), that the school’s staff at the time (between 2012 and 2016) was inadequate and poorly trained, at least as far as the pedagogical component of their educational background is concerned. At the time it appeared to us, that the system was to hire anyone who can speak German and to put that person in front of the class. Teachers were frequently leaving school. The school at the time (2012-2016) might have employed experts in their fields. This is perfect for children, that are self-starters and self-motivated (a university-like institution for the smartest of the smartest). Our children and we as parents were looking for paedagogical advice and support in times, where they were struggling to achieve the results, according to the potential they allegedly have (as we had been advised by GISS before). What we obtained from GISS staff were mere descriptions of situations, when something occurred. It appeared to us that the Guiding Principles seemed to be mere lip service. Little was done to correct our children and helping them to develop a mindset involving the Guiding Principles of GISS. After we changed schools, our children finally overcame their problems, as they were adequately supported at another private school (one son) and at a public school (the other son). In comparison with another private and another public school, GISS services offered to our children between at least 2012 - 2016 were below average, in our opinion. This may all be different now in 2019. What we see is, that GISS is still using the shiny advertising statements that promise the heaven of education. In the interest of all students, we really hope, the school finally became, what it was supposed to be in the past years (according to its promised self standards) and achieved its goals by now.
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