Meet our teachers

All of our teachers hold a master’s degree in primary and/or secondary education and are bilingual in German and English. 

Our worldwide proven and tested immersion model provides a solid base for our bilingual education. A key feature of this model is the ‘one teacher-one language’ approach which means that all teachers communicate with the students exclusively in the teacher’s mother tongue. 

Students gain knowledge of curricular subjects while simultaneously learning German (CLIL – content and language integrated learning).

Christina Remshardt

Deputy Principal
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2013

What I particularly like about our school:
"...is to see how quickly the students gain confidence in both languages with our bilingual model. It’s part of my role to further develop our successful bilingual immersion model at our school. I am excited to see the growth of the extra-curricular programs and I am particularly amazed when I receive feedback from our teachers, how impressively our students can switch between the two languages so easily."

Elke Naumann

Classroom Teacher of the Quokkas Class (Foundation Year)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2019

What I particularly like about our school:
'...is to work in a multicultural and multilingual surrounding with a highly beneficially collaboration between students, parents and teachers. It is also very exciting to be the person, who teaches the little ones how to read and write in German.'

Pia Demasi

Classroom Teacher of the Echidnas (Year 1)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2017

What I particularly like about our school is:
'...that the students work, learn and play together in mixed year level settings whenever possible. I am fascinated how this creates a unique and vibrant atmosphere in which the students acquire language naturally and how it forms a positive attitude towards learning.'

Raquel Ohlmeyer

Classroom Teacher of the Wombats (Year 2)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2019

What I particularly like about our school:
'...is the positive learning environment within the whole school community. The school provides an opportunity to learn and teach in an inspiring bilingual setting.'

Leon Gabler

Classroom Teacher of the Wallabies Class (Year 3)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2013

What I particularly like about our school:
'...is that we create an environment which gives our students the security and confidence to be part of two cultures and the ability to embrace and acquire two languages at the same time.'

Klara Kadau

Classroom Teacher of the Emus Class (Year 5) and the Sharks Class (Year 6)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2020

What I particularly like about our school:
'...the diverse and dynamic environment that bilingual education creates. DSM is a place where cultural diversity and different language backgrounds are not only acknowledged but are lived and celebrated on a daily basis by the whole school community.'

Tara Burgers

Classroom Teacher of the Emus Class (Year 5) and the Sharks Class (Year 6)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2019

What I particularly like about our school:
'The very welcoming community feel that exists amongst the diverse range of learners who cherish and take pride in their school culture where language learning is celebrated. It is wonderful to be a part of an integration and immersion of cultures and curriculums, embraced wholly by school staff, parents and students.'

In addition to our class teachers, we also employ a number of specialist teachers, including an individual needs teacher, who contribute immensely to the high standard of lessons.

Belinda Kemmer

Classroom Teacher of the Echidnas Class (Year 1)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2020

What I particularly like about our school is:
'…is the close-knit community and cultural open-mindedness that the multilingual education fosters in students, families and teachers.'

Alanna King

Specialist Teacher (French and English)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2016

What I particularly like about our school is:
'...the ease with which students transition between the two languages and cultures. Naturally, they speak to teachers in their language of instruction, but it is not uncommon to see friends switching fluently between German and English on the playground as well.'

Claudia Remeza

Specialist Teacher (HPE and Arts)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2020

What I particularly like about our school is:
'...that you’ll find your little piece of Germany in Melbourne where all of us love to have a smile on our faces and make you feel welcome. That’s why it’s so much fun to teach and learn here. Speaking and learning two languages alongside just comes naturally!'

Tabea Frenkler

Individual Needs Teacher
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2020

What I particularly like about our school:
'… the community spirit that can be felt throughout the school and the intercultural atmosphere as well as the fact that the students learn in a motivating, inclusive, bilingual environment that they can benefit from their entire life.'

Aniko Slaughter

Classroom Teacher of the Quokkas Class (Foundation Year) and the Koalas Class (Year 2)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2019

What I particularly like about our school:
'I am proud to be part of an engaged and professional team which enables children to learn in a safe bilingual environment. Having lived abroad myself I appreciate and love the strong sense of community among colleagues and the families.'

Cansu Sengul

Music Teacher
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2022

What I particularly like about our school:
'The DSM is characterised by a family atmosphere, with a committed and interested parent community, which promotes the development of the school and actively shapes school life. The DSM offers our students the opportunity to attend a bilingual class, and provides a great opportunity to engage intensively with both the English and German language.'

Josephine Moehl

Classroom Teacher of the Dingoes class (Year 4)
At Deutschen Schule Melbourne since: 2022

Was mir besonders an der DSM gefällt:

'…the atmosphere which immediately made me feel familiar from an institutional as well as a personal point of view. I also like that the cosmopolitan DSM family - which includes the children, colleagues and parents alike - welcomed me with a feeling of security, gratitude and warmth. To grow up bilingually and to learn about different cultures is a benefit for each child.'

Arne Mucha

German Language Instructor
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2021

What I particularly like about our school:
'I particularly like the fact that it provides students with the opportunity to continue their learning journey even after Year 6. The transition to High School presents ample changes, but the German language program for secondary school students at DSM offers students the opportunity to come back to a familiar setting, where they stay in touch while advancing their German skills. '

Nicole Mayr

Casual Relief Teacher
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2022

What I particularly like about our school:
'… is the open-minded, friendly and very welcoming atmosphere that I have enjoyed from the first day I entered the school. You can feel the team spirit everywhere: in the staff room, in the class rooms, but also during lunch breaks when the students between 5 and 12 years of age and of different backgrounds play and eat together talking in German or English or both. Finally, I can experience the reality and efficiency of bilingual teaching and learning which I would have liked to offer my own daughter as well.'

Jamila von Keyserlingk

Classroom Teacher of the Platypus Class (Year 1)
At Deutsche Schule Melbourne since: 2022

What I particularly like about our school:
'…Is the exceptional welcoming and open-minded atmosphere, which makes teaching at DSM an unique and very rewarding experience. The supportive and family-like spirit within the whole DSM-community and the exchange of expertise among the staff, creates not only a safe space for our students to learn in, but also makes for the perfect preconditions to benefit from all aspects that come along with a bilingual education.'