ZEHN anniversary celebration – We are 10!
On 20 May 2018 we celebrated our 10th anniversary together with our school community, supporters and partners. It was a delightful afternoon for children & adults alike. We enjoyed great food & drinks, music and wonderful conversations. A photo expo took our guests on a path through the school’s first decade and put smiles on everybody’s faces. The greatly anticipated ZEHN school documentary had its premiere and will be viewable on our website shortly. Plenty of fun pictures were taken at our photo booth.
SBS German celebrated with us and interviewed Susanne Körber from the German Embassy, our principal Bernice Ressel as well as our parents & students. Please click here to listen to the full interview.
Florian Dehne, our founding board chairman, and Bernice Ressel welcomed our guests and talked about the ambitious project of opening a bilingual primary school when many start-up schools were failing. Today the school proudly has 112 students from two dozen nationalities. As an accredited “German School Abroad”, Deutsche Schule Melbourne is a leader in bilingual education for primary school children up to Year 6 in Victoria. “The school has been blessed with many fine supporters over the years, to whom we are particularly grateful, but most of all, it is the parents, staff, and community that have created a warm and open culture conducive to the school’s success”, says Florian Dehne.
Lots of wonderful memories were made this afternoon and we look forward to the next 10 years of Deutsche Schule Melbourne, by which time our secondary school will be open.