Associate Organizations

German Consulat (Miami)
Swiss Consulat (Miami)
German American Business Chamber (GABC)
German American Social Club (GASC)


Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs

2016 Oktoberfest Supporters

2015 Oktoberfest Supporters

2014 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2013 Oktoberfest Sponsors

2012 Oktoberfest Vendors

2011 Oktoberfest Vendors

2010 Oktoberfest Sponsors


GIPA provides a newsletter to its members, the German parent community, and to anyone else who is interested in the GIPA activities. The newsletter is called "GIPA News" and is available here in PDF format. In addition to the newsletter, other posts about past GIPA events are archived here as well.

2015-2016 School Year

A Day to Celebrate at Reef

by Helen Ballard

On Tuesday, May 31st , in the typically tranquil Media Center of Coral R eef Senior High School, a memorable ceremony presented by the German Internation al Parent Association took place, honoring both students and staff for years of hard work. Read more...

Spring General Meeting

Dear parents,

At our recent Spring Meeting, we went over a good deal of program information. We discussed several board positions that are presently open, including the very important positions of communications manager and co-treasurer. Please take a moment to review the attached document to learn more about the program. Read more...

GIPA News: May 2016 Newsletter

The May 2016 GIPA Newsletter is available for download (PDF file).

Kreativwettbewerb 2015

Sunset Elementary 5th grade German students participated in a creativity contest: "Kreativwettbewerb 2015"organized by the Center of the German Language Abroad of Germany.

Read more....

A Letter from GIPA President Ballard

Dear Parents,

Hard to believe but yet another school year is more than halfway done. With that said, there is still much to do and much to accomplish. The same holds true for our mission at GIPA. Read more....

German Language Advisor visits

GIPA welcomed our new German Language advisor to town during the week of Nov 30th - Dec 4th. Mr. Michael Göttert will now serve as the chief educational liaison between our school teachers and administrations and the German Government. Read more...

Teacher Appreciation Night

On the evening of December 2nd, teachers in our German Language programs at each of our 4 member schools gathered with GIPA board members for our 3rd annual teacher appreciation dinner at the Sports Grill in Miami. Read more...

Carver Field Trip To Reef

Last Friday, 8th grade students in the German program at Carver participated in our 3rd annual trip to visit The Reef. Read more...

Coral Reef High School in the News

In case you missed it, Coral Reef Senior High School was on the news this week for its academic excellence.

GIPA News: October Newsletter

The October GIPA Newsletter is available for download (7 MB PDF file).

German Diploma and Honor Society Celebration

On September 11, 2015, students in various levels of the German program were given certificates to represent the successful completion of the two highest standardized exams administered by the German government as measures of proficiency. These certificates commemorated their passing grades on the DSDI and DSD II exams. Read more...

Fall General Meeting

Welcome once again to the 2015-16 fall school year. For those of you who may not have been able to attend our annual fall general meeting on Sept 15th, please take a moment to review the attached presentation that offers many interesting details about the program, our mission and our financial commitment to the program. Read more...

Welcome New 1st Graders

More than 50 new students will be entering into our German program at both Sunset and West Lab combined for the 2015/16 school year. Each year, GIPA and the second-grade families host a welcome picnic for the incoming first grade families. Read more....

Links to Older News

GIPA News 2014-2015 school year.

GIPA News 2013-2014 school year.

GIPA News 2012-2013 school year.

GIPA News 2011-2012 school year.

GIPA News 2010-2011 school year.

GIPA News 2009-2010 school year.