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History of Deutsche Schule Melbourne


Schulansicht2004
Foundation of Deutsche Schule Melbourne following an inspirational lecture by Klaus Steinmetz, then Principal of the German International School Sydney, and initiated by a group of senior members of the German Consulate General, Goethe-Institut Melbourne and Victorian State Government.

2005
Incorporation of Deutsche Schule Melbourne 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 Deutsche Schule Melbourne.2008Deutsche Schule Melbourne's first operating year! 15 students with different mother tongues start school. In May, the school's playground is inaugurated.

2009
Deutsche Schule Melbourne 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 our fourth operating year, 37 students from Foundation Year 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 Deutsche Schule Melbourne.

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!

2015
Our first principal Bernice Ressel joins the school and officially opens our new sports grounds. We commence with our first instrumental program.

2016
We launch the German Language Certificate (DSD), which is run by our Deputy Principal, Christina Remshardt

2017
Deutsche Schule Melbourne proudly welcomes 100 students for this school year. We open our state-of-the-art Music Pod

2018
Deutsche Schule Melbourne celebrates its 10-year anniversary.