Deutsche Schule Melbourne

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Deutsche Schule Melbourne
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Location
Deutsche Schule Melbourne is located in Melbourne
Deutsche Schule Melbourne
Deutsche Schule Melbourne
Deutsche Schule Melbourne is located in Victoria
Deutsche Schule Melbourne
Deutsche Schule Melbourne
Deutsche Schule Melbourne is located in Australia
Deutsche Schule Melbourne
Deutsche Schule Melbourne
North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria

Australia
CoordinatesCoordinates: 37°46′45″S 144°58′58″E / 37.77917°S 144.98278°E / -37.77917; 144.98278
Information
TypeIndependent co-educational school
Opened2008
GradesPrep to year 6
Website

Deutsche Schule Melbourne (DSM) is an accredited German School Abroad which opened its doors in 2008. The school offers the highest standard of bilingual education for primary school children up to Year 6 and is located in North Fitzroy, a northern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[1]

DSM is a member of Schools: Partners of the Future, an initiative of the German Federal Foreign Office.

History[edit]

DSM was established in 2008 on the site of the former St. Joseph's College,[2] which was the earliest founding school of Samaritan Catholic College.

School model[edit]

Students at Deutsche Schule Melbourne grow up bilingually and biculturally, with German and English as the languages of instruction. Teaching is based on a one teacher-one language approach, in which teachers only conduct classes in their native-language, be it German or English. All teachers at DSM are bilingual in English and German and speak both languages fluently. The curriculum of Deutsche Schule Melbourne fulfills the requirements of both the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) and Thüringen curricula, ensuring an easy transition for those students who move to another Australian or German school. Students learn to read and write in German and English concurrently. In Year 1 and 2, 80% of classes are taught in German. The proportion of classes taught in English gradually increases so that by Year 6 it will amount to approximately 50% of teaching time.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A community-led bilingual school in action: the Deutsche Schule Melbourne (DSM)". Minerva Access. University of Melbourne. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ Schaller, Maria (10 September 2017). "Zehn Jahre Deutsche Schule Melbourne - Ein Buchprojekt". SBS Deutsch (in German). Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Deutsche Schule Melbourne FAQ: School Concept". Deutsche Schule Melbourne. Retrieved 22 October 2017.

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