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Curriculum

DSM Classroom

The DSM curriculum consists of the Australian Curriculum and the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (AUSVels) with adaptations from the Thuringia (German) curriculum. The Thuringia curriculum includes the 'Grundschullehrplan' for lower and middle primary and the 'Realschullehrplan' for upper primary. High performing students have the option of participating in acceleration programs which have been adapted from the German 'Gymnasiallehrplan'.

The DSM curriculum is continuously being revised for changes and improvements. When there are academic differences between the two curricula, the DSM curriculum aligns with the higher academic standards.

By combining the curricula of both countries, students are able to integrate and make smooth transitions between the Australian and German school systems.

DSM endeavours to include topics from both cultures into classroom activities so that students will benefit from a bilingual and bicultural education.

DSM is an accredited 'German School Abroad' by the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen - ZfA) as well as a registered primary school by the VRQA. The school takes part in all Australian benchmark testing (eg. NAPLAN) and fulfils all quality standards which are posed on Victorian schools under the Schools Performance Framework.