Newcomers' Club

Newcomers' Club Team 2021

FROM LEFT: Marion Scheid, Analisa Gradim Pedro, Manuela Reidel, Sabine Potrykus 


Each school year at GISNY New York is characterized by many new faces, new students, as well as their parents.

The students usually adapt very quickly to their new environment, partly because of the help and guidance they receive from their classmates, who may also have had the experience of being new and in a foreign place themselves.

The aim of the Newcomers' Club is to support these new families while they are getting accustomed to their new life here in New York, and to build a strong community. Get-togethers, breakfasts and other socializing events are hosted to provide an opportunity to chat, to get to know each other or maybe even to become close friends.

Throughout the school year, we will organize various excursions to New York City and in the vicinity throughout the year. An overview for the school year 21/22 will be posted on the school’s notice board as well as on this website. Please keep in mind that all events are preliminary and subject to current Covid guidelines, so make sure you get the latest information on the Covid-19 response page at GISNY homepage.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at and join the Newcomers’ Club WhatsApp chat for an up-to-date exchange on various topics. Just send us an email, we are happy to get back to you.

Looking forward to meeting you!

The Newcomers' Club Team

Analisa Gradim Pedro, Sabine Potrykus, Manuela Reidel, Marion Scheid

Welcome Events

Enjoy our WELCOME BOOTH on September 1, 2021,  
starting at 8:30 a.m. in front of the school entrance. 

Celebrate with us on a WINE & CHEESE EVENING on October 1, 2021  
from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the GISNY school cafeteria. 

Please sign up via e-mail: 




  • On September 29, 2021 we will visit CENTRAL PARK from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with a guided tour, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the school’s parking lot. 

Please sign up via e-mail: 


Join us for a casual morning with interesting and fun conversations. An informal BREAKFAST ONLY FOR NEWCOMERS in the 20/21 as well as 21/22 school year will be hosted by Marion Scheid on September 9, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The exact location will be announced in the school newsletter.