The Children’s Division caters for children of primary and secondary school age (generally 6 to 18 years). We aim to instill 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. Reports are issued to students each year.
We hold classes on Saturday mornings and Monday afternoons. We follow the normal school calendar and break for school holidays. Check our school calendar for exact dates.
We reserve the right to cancel classes with insufficient numbers (minimum class size is generally 6 children).
Saturday Morning Classes
Under normal circumstances, Saturday morning classes are held during school terms at Alfred Deakin High School, Denison Street, Deakin. These classes cater for children of primary and secondary school age (generally 7 to 18 years). Classes run from 9:00am to 11:30am.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Saturday morning classes will continue online in Term 3 2020 until Deakin High School has cleared us to return to classroom teaching.
Monday Afternoon Classes
Under normal circumstances, Monday afternoon classes are held at Alliance Francaise in Turner. These classes are intended for children in the age range 6-12 years with good knowledge of German. Classes run from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.
COVID-19 UPDATE: to reflect the desire of the majority of parents, Monday afternoon classes will continue online in Term 3 2020. A possible return to classroom teaching will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Text books and other learning material
Students will have to purchase text books and work books which are available through the school. Students are required to supply their own pens/pencils and note books.
Fees for Semester 2, 2020
Saturday classes: $290 per semester (two terms).
Monday classes: $300 per Semester (two terms).
Fees are due at the beginning of each semester. NOTE: fees for Semester 2 in 2020 have been reduced on a one-off basis to reflect savings in rental costs due to periods of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parents wishing to enrol their children at the School need to complete an online enrolment form.
The Children’s Division gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the ACT Government, support from the ACT Community Language Schools Association and the embassies of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.