The Children's Division caters for children of primary and secondary school age (generally 5 to 18 years). We aim to instil students with the confidence required to undertake formal accreditation in the German language.
Placement of students is based on age and prior knowledge (if any) of German. Depending on the learning abilities of students, teachers apply a variety of techniques in the classroom, including the use of language games and song as well as a progressive text book series.
Lessons are run each Saturday morning during school terms at Alfred Deakin High School, Denison Street, Deakin. Reports are issued to students each year, and a prize-giving ceremony takes place at the beginning of December.
PLEASE NOTE that Monday after-school classes are being trialled in 2013. These classes are intended for children in the age range 4-7 years (children to 10 years may be also accepted on a case-by-case basis). Classes run from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at the Turner Scout Hall (home of the Spielwelt German Parents Association and German Australian Playschool).
The Children’s Division gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Commonwealth and the ACT governments, all of which helps keep tuition fees at reasonable levels.
Text books and other learning material
Students will have to purchase text books and work books which are available through the school. Also students are required to supply their own pens/pencils and note books.
Fees are $280 per semester which covers two school terms. Fees are due at the beginning of each semester.
For early bird rates check on the enrolment form.
Fees for the Monday class are $185 for Term 2.
Parents wishing to enrol their children at the School need to complete the form found here: Enrolment Forms
Lesson dates and times
Saturday morning classes start at 9:00am and finish at 11:30am. The Monday class being trialled in 2013 will run from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. We follow the normal school calendar and break for school holidays. View our school calendar here: Class dates and times 2013