Book Week 2018

Andrew PlantWe celebrated another exciting Book Week at Deutsche Schule Melbourne. Our students displayed a great love for reading and books. We were honoured to welcome author and illustrator Andrew Plant to our school. He captivated our students with entertaining descriptions on how his books are created and gave some fantastic advice on how to write an exciting story everyone will love. We also held a book flea market to support The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and raised $140.00 for this wonderful cause. Everbody showed off their creativity and dressed up as their favourite book character for our Annual Book Week Parade.

ZEHN anniversary celebration – We are 10!

10 Year Anniversary

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.

Annual Report 2017

Deutsche Schule MelbourneOur Annual Report is now available to you and provides you with an overview of the school's work and achievements during the past year. You can read the full report here.







New DSM Brochure is online

DSM brochuere

 Our new DSM brochure is now available online. Please click here to start reading.




SBS Radio Interview

33034503 1013981205444605 2418329534135795712 nSBS German joined our 10-Year Anniversary Celebration to speak to staff, guests, parents and kids. Please click here to listen to the full interview.

Support our School!

DSM is a not-for-profit association based on a strong membership. Members support our school by electing or being elected to the school board and participating in various school working groups. Members can also use the German/English library of DSM. Annual membership fees are $27.50 for one person or $55 for the whole family. You can find the application form here.


Organisations can support the school directly by entering a sponsorship agreement.

For further details please contact our Business Manager Barbara Walsh ().


Deutsche Schule Melbourne operates the following gift funds that can accept your kind donations:

All donations over $2 are tax- deductible.