Vision and Mission

DSM Vision

At DSM, we believe in empowering students and enriching the lives of our families while providing a place that feels like a second home.

We educate children by engaging their minds in a bilingual and bicurricular learning environment to become confident young people who have the knowledge, skills and motivation to think critically, solve problems and shape the world around us. We pride ourselves on being a collaborative community that accepts its members for who they are, creating a sense of connection and belonging for all students, families and staff.

DSM Mission

Empowering Minds: Bilingual Education at DSM through two curricula

  • At DSM, we integrate the strengths of the Victorian and German educational systems and curricula to foster deep understanding, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in our students.
  • Through navigating school life in two languages, our students develop resilience, independence, and confidence.
  • By providing engaging learning opportunities together with dedicated teachers, we inspire students to discover their full potential and encourage them to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.
  • For us, bilingual education is not just about academics—it is about nurturing open-minded, adaptable individuals ready to thrive in an ever-changing world.
  • We aim to nurture motivated and compassionate students who are equipped with the values and skills needed to positively influence the world, fostering peace and sustainability.

Enriching Lives: Nurturing Connection and Opportunity

  • At DSM, our core values of honesty, respect, kindness, integrity, and trust form the foundation of our commitment to enriching lives through education.
  • We believe in creating a warm and accepting community where every individual feels valued and celebrated for their unique identity and heritage.
  • Through transparent processes and genuine partnerships among parents, students, teachers, and staff, we build trust and mutual respect to enable meaningful connections.
  • Our philosophy centres on the belief that students should ‘come as they are’, finding happiness and acceptance in their authentic selves, ensuring that they feel heard, recognised and confident to voice their thoughts.
  • We believe that by upholding these values, we can truly make a difference in the lives of our students and contribute positively to the broader community.