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.

2017-2018 School Year

GIPA News: September 2017 Newsletter

The September 2017 GIPA Newsletter is available for download (10 MB PDF file).

Awards for Carver

Welcome Incoming 6th Graders!

First of its kind welcome picnic for new German students at Carver Middle School Read more...

Welcome Incoming 1st Graders!

The 1st grade welcome picnic was a great success! It was a hot day as usual on Saturday but it was fun regardless! Read more ...

Welcome Incoming 1st Graders!

It is a GIPA tradition to have a welcome picnic for incoming 1st grade students and their families each year. This picnic is hosted by the second grade families and the GIPA Board. It is a great chance to meet other families in the program, meet the teachers, and reconnect with friends after the summer. Read more ...

2016-2017 School Year

GIPA News: June 2017 Newsletter

The June 2017 GIPA Newsletter is available for download (17 MB PDF file).

GIPA Scholarship Winners

On Friday, June 2, 2017, GIPA president Ted Ballard awarded GIPA scholarships to three deserving high school seniors in the German International Studies (IS) and International Education (IE) programs at Coral Reef High School. The first place ($1000) scholarship was awarded to IS student Caterina Zientek. The second ($750) and third ($500) place scholarships were awarded to IE students Antonio Huby and L'Amat Rosales, respectively. This is the fifth year that GIPA has awarded scholarships to Reef students. GIPA would like to extend a special “Vielen Dank!” to Kristina Bujakiewicz, who volunteered to be the scholarship coordinator this year, as well as to the many parents who served as judges and essay evaluators. Congratulations, Caterina, Antonio and L’Amat!

GIPA News: April 2017 Newsletter

The April 2017 GIPA Newsletter is available for download (PDF file).

High Marks for Miami Elementary Schools with German IS Programs

The two elementary schools with German IS programs both ranked in the top 5 in the Miami area, according to a recent assessment. West Lab ranked number 2 and Sunset ranked number 4 in the Miami area public elementary schools.


GIPA News: Feb 2017 Newsletter

The February 2017 GIPA Newsletter is available for download (PDF file).

Coral Reef Field Trip

On December 15th, 8th grade students from Carver participated in the 4th annu al field trip to Coral Reef High School. Ms. Moghani and a host of chaperones es corted more than 50 IS & IE German students on a field trip to Miami's Mega Magn et High School. Read more...

Teacher Appreciation Dinner

Our 4th annual teacher appreciation dinner took place on the evening of December 15th at Town Kitchen & Bar in South Miami. Read more...

IB pinning ceremony

The newest initiates into Coral Reef's International Baccalaureate program we re inducted in the school's annual "pinning" ceremony on the evening of November 29th. Read more...

GIPA News: Dec 2016 Newsletter

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

Fall General Meeting

Thanks again to all who attended our Fall General meeting this past week at Sunset. The power point presentation containing very detailed information about the program and this year's calendar of events can be viewed in its entirety here (12 MB PDF file).

GIPA News: May 2016 Newsletter

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

T-shirt Contest Finalists

GIPA was very happy about the almost hundred entries from all schools and we thank very much all participants. The winner will be announced at the welcome picnic on August 20th.

Welcome Picnic for First Graders

For the new 1st graders at Sunset and West Lab Elementary Schools: Please join the 2015/2016 1st graders, their families and GIPA for an informative and fun-filled BBQ to start off the new year! Read more...

GIPA News 2014-2015 school year.

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.