Welcome to a new GISST year 2017/2018!


With the beginning of the school year, our GISST Program 2017/2018 starts. The training sessions in Cross Country, Football and Varsity Girls Volleyball started this week. Our regular Badminton, Varsity Boys Volleyball and Swimming trainings will have a later start, mid-September. Please find more GISST information including the training schedule under Sports.

More about GISST

GISST (German International School Sports Tournament) is an organization, which we belong to along with 10 other International schools in Germany. Through the organization, our students are given an opportunity to take part in sporting tournaments and friendly fixtures in one of the following sports: Cross Country, Football, Badminton, Volleyball, Swimming, Basketball and Track and Field. GISST training and competitions are open to students from Grade 5 to Grade 12. Training takes place after school with friendly matches on some Saturdays and the two-day tournament to culminate the season.

If students would like to attend training for any GISST sports during the year, they must register on Schoolbase. You can sign up for a particular training group via Schoolbase by latest Friday, 15 September. In the past, some of the training sessions were very full and we had to restrict numbers. Therefore, please sign up for all sports as soon as possible.

Elementary School

GISST sporting events are only for students from Grade 5 to Grade 12, however there are two Inter-School competitions, which GISST organizes for our younger students in Grade 2 to Grade 5 in Cross Country and Swimming. This year we are planning to enter a team in both of these events.

Swimming Grade 2 to 5

Please note that swimming courses 2017/2018 are for intermediate/advance swimmers in Grade 2 to Grade 5 only. The FIS is unfortunately not able to offer any swimming lessons for beginners this school year. If you are unsure if your child´s swimming skills are meeting expectations of the Grade 2 to Grade 5 swimming course, please contact or come to the first training session on Friday, 22 September from 14:30 to 16:00 for a try-out. If you would like further details, please get in touch.

  • Interschool Cross Country
    6 – 7 October 2017 in Berlin
  • Interschool Swimming
    20 – 21 April 2018 in Frankfurt

Training is available for these sports and parents can sign students up for this via the parent portal. The training will begin as follows:

  • Interschool (Grade 2 to 5) Cross Country with coach Thomas
    Monday, 28 August
    15:45 to 16:45
  • Interschool (Grade 2 to 5)
    Friday, 22 September
    14:30 to 16:00

If you would like further details, please contact Mrs. Fischer.

U14 and Varsity

Welcome back to all our sporty students! The fall season will start in the upcoming weeks, as follows:

Cross Country

  • U14 Cross Country
    Tuesday, 29 August
    15:45 to 17:15 with Ms. King
  • Varsity Cross Country
    Monday, 28 August
    15:45 to 17:15 with coach Carole and Mr. Hartwright


  • U14 Girls
    Monday, 28 August
    16:00 to 17:30 with Ms. Chiodo
  • U14 Boys
    Monday, 28 August
    16:00 to 17:30 with Mr. Hyde
  • Varsity Girls
    Tuesday, 29 August
    16:00 to 17:30 with Ms. Francis
  • Varsity Boys
    Tuesday, 29 August
    16:00 to 17:30 with Mr. Hartwright


  • Varsity Girls
    Tuesday, 29 August
    16:00 to 17:30 with Mr. Haug
  • Varsity Boys
    Tuesday, 12 September
    16:00 to 17:30 with coach Yvonne


  • U14 team
    Monday, 11 September
    16:00 to 17:30 with coach Daniel
  • Varsity team
    Monday, 11 September
    16:00 to 17:30 with coach Elias


  • U14 and Varsity Team
    Monday, 19 September
    16:00 to 17:00

Further Information

If you would like any further information, or have any questions regarding the GISST program, please feel free to come and see Mrs. Fischer in the PE office (FIS Box 2.047) or alternatively send her an email . Mrs. Fischer will also be available at the Parent Information Evenings.

The GISST program would not be possible without your support so a huge thank you in advance to everyone who is involved.

Mila Fischer
Athletics Director

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