Our vision for children at the Deutsche Schule Melbourne is to live and learn two cultures, preparing students at the school to become involved citizens of an increasingly global world.
The school caters for families with German language connections, as well as those that are interested in providing their children with the opportunity to learn an additional language to a high proficiency level.
Through its bilingual and bicultural educational model, the DSM provides a framework for academic success, while allowing children to experience a sense of identity and belonging.
The school’s holistic approach nurtures and celebrates each child’s individuality, embraces different backgrounds and builds intercultural awareness and respect for others.
A vibrant, encouraging and caring environment provides a foundation for the children to develop confident personalities that allow them to become responsible members of local and global communities.
Our school environment assists children to grow into balanced and confident individuals who are able to take responsibility for themselves and others. Being able to communicate in two mother-tongues enables them to perceive the world from a range of cultural perspectives. It assists them in developing a global view on life and appreciating cultural diversity.
This is fostered by the school being an integral part of both local and German-speaking communities. With its strong sense of community among the students’ families and its cultural activities inviting the wider community to take part in the school’s life the DSM is more than an educational institution. Ultimately, the school provides students with the environment to live and learn two cultures.
The bilingual and bicultural education of children at DSM is delivered through the school's immersion program and reflects the philosophy of the school.