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Every four years German Schools abroad undergo a government inspection, called the Bund-Länder-Inspection (BLI), carried out by the Federation and the Länder to ensure quality development and maintenance.  This past May 14-18, 2012 it was out turn!  Specially trained BLI Inspectors arrived to systematically review the school based on the following criteria:  school documents, interviews with the school community (including faculty, staff, parents and students), building evaluation and classroom visits.


The grading areas include:       

  1. School Achievements
  2. Learning Culture & Quality of Teaching / Learning Process
  3. School Culture
  4. School Leadership & Management
  5. Professional Development


The GISB fulfills with distinction all requirements
and is awarded the seal of approval
"Excellent German School Abroad
Areas of Improvement:                                                                      
*    Support methods of acquiring German language skills                 

*    Students take responsibility for shaping learning                           

*    Systematic social learning                                                            


Areas of Strength in Teaching:

* Very good pedagogical climate

* High amount of student activity and participation

 * Predominantly oriented towards acquiring competencies


We received the highest grades (3 & 4) in every section and a grade 4 for exemplary performance in the following:

Degree of School Happiness, School Presentation, Student & Parent Participation, Student Support & Head of School Leadership.