Our Curriculum

Our curriculum consists of the Australian Curriculum and the Victorian Essential Learning Standards with adaptations from the Thuringia (German) curriculum.

The Thuringia curriculum includes the 'Grundschullehrplan' for lower and middle primary and the 'Realschullehrplan' for upper primary. High performing students have the option of participating in acceleration programs which have been adapted from the German 'Gymnasiallehrplan'.

We continuously review the school's curriculum and make changes and improvements. When there are academic differences between the two curricula, our curriculum aligns with the higher academic standards.

By combining the curricula of both countries, students are able to integrate and make smooth transitions between the Australian and German school systems.

Our school endeavours to include topics from both cultures into classroom activities so that students will benefit from a bilingual and bicultural education.

Deutsche Schule Melbourne is an accredited 'German School Abroad' by the Central Agency for Schools Abroad (Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen - ZfA) as well as a registered primary school by the VRQA. We take part in all Australian benchmark testing (eg. NAPLAN) and fulfill all quality standards which are posed on Victorian schools under the Schools Performance Framework.