New GISST Season


Interschool Swim Gala 2018

The Interschool Swimming Competition for students in Grades 2 to 5 will take place next week Friday and Saturday, April 20 to 21, in Frankfurt. We will be taking a total of 24 students to the event and I’m sure everyone will have a great time. Parents of those involved have already been informed via email about the events their children will be swimming. The coaches Mrs. Eckersley, Ms. Prest and chaperone Mr. Hyde are really looking forward to a fabulous competition with our younger swimmers.

Elementary School Swimming Courses

The current block of swimming lessons on Fridays finishes today, April 13.

The next swimming courses (Spring Season, group 1 and 2) will start on Friday, April 27. There are still a couple of places available if you are interested, but be quick to avoid disappointment. If you are interested, but you find there are no more places available when you register on SchoolBase, please send me an email at and I can add you to the waiting list. Those registered have already received an email confirmation.

Hosting U14 and Varsity Track and Field 

For all families involved in the GISST program and any other lovely families that like to help out, please keep these dates free! From June 7 to 9, 2018, we will be hosting the U14 and Varsity GISST Track and Field Tournament here in Erlangen and kindly ask all FIS families to help us with hosting more than 200 visiting students for two nights. If you have any spare beds and are willing to help, please get in touch with our GISST housing Coordinator, Mrs. Chaveriat at .

A big thank you to all families who have already confirmed that they are willing to host.

Pre-season Badminton

This week Thursday, April 12, the new Badminton Pre-season has started. The training for both U14 and Varsity players takes place every Thursday from 16:00 to 17:30 in the Gym. This activity is already fully booked.

Pre-season Football

In the next two weeks, the Pre-season Football for all teams will start. The Varsity Boys are heading to Katterbach on Tuesday, April 17 for a Friendly Fixture, while U14 Boys will have their first Spring session on Thursday, April 19. The U14 and Varsity Girls teams will have a combined training always Thursdays from 16:00 to 17:30 (starting April 26). There are still spaces available in all groups, so if you are interested in joining our Football teams, please inform me by sending an email to .

Pre-season Cross-Country for Grades 2 to 5

The new Pre-season for our youngest Cross-Country runners will also start next week. The training will take place every Monday after school from 15:45 to 16:45.

Erlangen City Championships – Girls Football, April 16 to 26

The City Championships for the Mädchen III Football (which is for students born in 2004 to 2006) will take place on Wednesday, April 18 from 11:00 to 15:30 at the fields across the road from the school. The same competition for the Mädchen II (students born in 2002 to 2004) will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 11:00 to 15:00 at the same venue.

Parents of the selected students have already been notified by email.

Mila Fischer
Athletics Director

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