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History Deutsche Schule Melbourne

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2004
Foundation of Deutsche Schule Melbourne out of an initiative of Klaus Steinmetz, then Principal of the German International School Sydney, and the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany.
2005
Incorporation of DSM as a not-for-profit organization.
2006
Establishing of an educational model and school concept. Partnership agreements with the German-Lutheran Trinity Church and the German-Catholic St Christophorus Parish.
2007
Signing of a lease for a building on the campus of the former St Joseph's college in North Fitzroy. The Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) gives regulatory approval for the DSM.
2008
DSM's first operating year! 15 students with different mother tongues start school at DSM. In May, the school's playground is inaugurated.
2009
DSM is officially recognised as "Deutsche Auslandsschule" (German School Abroad) by the German Federal Government. Furthermore, the school establishes a program for teachers in training.
2010
Achievement of a full primary school registration with the VRQA. Construction works for new toilet facilities, an outdoor learning area and further improvements are completed.
2011
In DSM's fourth operating year, 37 students from Prep class to grade 5 visit the school. The school employs two full-time teachers and five part-time teachers. The school starts a cooperation with the Froebel Group who plans to open up a bilingual kindergarten in Melbourne.
2012
Expansion of team by a deputy "head teacher", implementation of a new format for the occupational development for teachers as well as an improved HR-process which lives up to the growing team of DSM.
2013
The school installs SmartBoards in all classrooms, thanks to a successful grant application to the German Government. Furthermore iPad’s are integrated into class activities.
2014
Deutsche Schule Melbourne operates a full primary school with grade levels Foundation to Year 6. The foundation class of 2008 has reached Grade 6!