Beyond Years 7 and 8

We will continue to develop our secondary school program with a view to offering education through to Year 12.

Secondary School Timelines

DSM plans to offer a complete P-12 program eventually.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

DSM plans to offer the Mixed Language IB / Gemischtsprachiges IB (GIB) program in German and English in Years 11 and 12 in the future. 

This international program echoes DSM’s approach of nurturing students’ curiosity, with a focus on critical thinking and problem-solving.

The globally recognised IB gives students access to more tertiary opportunities, including university courses in German.

To prepare Year 11 and 12 students, DSM will further develop its middle years' secondary program to complement IB subjects and focus areas.

IB students study 6 subjects and receive a score out of 45. They also receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). A score of 24 (the passing score for IB) equates to an ATAR of around 69.

Extracurricular activities

As our secondary program develops and our cohort grows, we will look to add extracurricular opportunities for students, such as debating, theatre and social engagement.

IT Resources

All students will use a laptop to access multimedia resources, digital textbooks and our student portal.