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.

DSM Christmas Market 2017


Thank you so much for all the effort, dedication and love all of you put into our Christmas Market again.

It was once again a huge success and even our beloved Melbourne weather could not kill the Christmas mood that was so lovingly created by you. All the German delicacies such as Lebkuchen, Weihnachtsgebäck, Bratwurst and of course Glühwein and Bier, the handcrafted gifts and fun activities like face painting, crafts and much more let all the visitors leave the school grounds with a huge smile on their faces, ignoring the wet hair and clothes that might have come with it.

To get an impression, please find the SBS live interview here

We are looking forward to see you next year! 


Table Tennis

Table TennisTalking about Sports: This week we were lucky to have German born-and-bred but Melbourne-based table tennis coach Patrick at school to teach our Years 2-6 students serious ping-pong sklills. What a surprise for the students to receive their lessons in German! They all had a lot of fun and are now able to show off some really good table tennis abilities.







Australia vs Germany Parent's Friendly Soccer Match 2017

Soccer MatchWe would like to invite everyone to our annual Australia vs Germany Parent's Friendly Soccer Match on Saturday, 16 September from 1.00 to 3.00pm at the Richmond Soccer Club. You will find the details here. It's always a lot of fun and games on the day, and we look forward to more participants this year!






Book Week 2017

Book Week2While we were still basking in the afterglow of all the great food you provided during last week’s Project Days, we had a great time celebrating our next special week: Book Week! A big thank you goes to Ms King who organised the special activities, including the Dress Up Day and the fantastic workshop with Lucinda Gifford. Lucinda is a Melbourne-based children’s books author/illustrator whose clients include Scholastic, Harper Collins, Omnibus Books, Five Mile Press, Lothian Hachette and Walker Books. If you are curious about her work you can find out more on http://lucindagifford.com/about/. Everyone enjoyed the Book Week Dress Up Day Parade this morning, especially the teachers!







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.

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

All donations over $2 are tax- deductible.