School Association & Board

School Association

Deutsche Schule Melbourne is a not-for-profit incorporated association with more than 80 members. Members support the success of the school in various ways. They are involved in different working groups or committees, support school events or are members of the board.

Annual membership fees are $25. You can find the application form here. The application form can either be emailed to or dropped off at the office.

Organisations can support the school directly by entering a sponsorship agreement. For further details please contact our Business Manager.

Deutsche Schule Melbourne operates the following gift funds that can accept your kind donations:

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.


The Board is responsible for the overall governance, strategy and performance of Deutsche Schule Melbourne. It oversees school management.

Board Member Professional Background Committee
Florian Dehne (Chair)
Florian is Chairman and one of the founders of the school. He led the start-up of the school and since its opening has focused on school development and governance. He is also a member of the HR committee. Florian has a background in management consulting and driving the growth of internet businesses - currently with SEEK.
Christine Baumberg (Board Secretary)
Christine is a financial lawyer and has strong links to the DSM community. Christine's international experience includes working at law firms in Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. She holds the Board Secretary role and focuses on governance and policy.
Compliance & Risk
Darkus Lam (Treasurer)
Darkus is a Chartered Accountant and has a Master’s Degree (Accounting) from RMIT University as well as Bachelor degrees in Finance from Monash University. He is currently performing the role of the Finance Manager for the ANZ Employment Business & Commercial Operation at SEEK. Darkus has over 10 years of experience working in various finance roles for Domain, Kikki.K, and AIESEC. Being bilingual himself, speaking English, Cantonese and Mandarin, he is very passionate about bilingual education.
Lorena Healey
Lorena is an Organisational Development practitioner, with an extensive career in HR. Currently running her own consulting business, she works with organisations to help them grow and scale, and maintain the magic of their start up cultures. With over 20 years experience in learning & development, Lorena is passionate about helping individuals and teams achieve their full potential, and ultimately, supporting organisations to become great places to work.
Human Resources
Teagan Collins
Teagan is currently the Associate Principal at Westbourne Grammar School. Teagan holds a Master of Business Administration, Master of Education (Management and Leadership), Professional Certificate in Positive Psychology and most recently is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Her strategic thinking and application are evidenced through her work and vision for leadership.