From Preschool to Year 10, we offer a combined curriculum of both the New South Wales Syllabus and the German State Thüringen, following the NSW school calendar year. In Years 11 and 12 we offer the IB Diploma Programme. This mix provides learners with a complete education experience in a co-educational and multi-lingual environment.
Our focus is to encourage our students to study a broad curriculum to achieve individual academic success while also fostering personal development in preparation for life after school.
All children are welcome and it is not necessary to be familiar with the German language as we boast a successful intensive language immersion programme, leading to bilingual competency in both English and German. This method allows children to acquire a second language passively, by engaging them in authentic experiences in both languages. As children vary in their ability to absorb a second language this program style provides the opportunity for each child to develop their level of competency at their own pace
Overview of our school structure.
Preschool (Ages three to five) - are provided with a creative and interactive curriculum that is embedded in the Early Years Framework for Australia ‘Being, Belonging and Becoming’. Our Preschool offers a unique transition to Primary school with one teacher transitioning with the children from Preschool into Kindergarten, we believe this concept is incredibly rewarding for the children and ensures for a smooth transition.
Primary school (Kindergarten - Yr 4), The language concept in Primary school allows all pupils to be taught according to their language skill set, with lessons taking place in the classroom or in small composite tuition groups. With 35 lessons per week, English and German are taught across six and five lessons respectively, with Maths and Social Studies available in English or German. Arts, PE, Ethics and Music are all instructed in German and the lesson week also incorporates supervised homework time, library and extra-curricular activities. Primary teachers accompany their class for a two year period, promoting a strong teacher / student rapport.
Junior Secondary School (Years 5 to 10), our students have the opportunity to choose Maths, Biology, Humanities and History in either English or German. Geography, Physics, Chemistry and Ethics are taught in English and Art, Music, Religion and Sport instructed in German. German is offered as a foreign language for students not fluent or who don’t speak German and from Year 6, French is available as a foreign language and Spanish from Year 8. Our highly recognised academic standards enable our students to transfer effortlessly to either our International Baccalaureate (IB) for Years 11 and 12 or other national or international schools.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (Years 11 & 12) is a comprehensive two year programme involving a curriculum model which is focused on six academic areas including Studies in Language & Literature, Language Acquisition, Individual and Societies, Experimental Sciences and Mathematics. For their sixth subject students have a choice of Visual Arts, French, Spanish, and Science of Psychology offered as an online course. The academic areas available have been selected to ensure breadth of experience in languages, humanities, science and mathematics. Our IB programme is an excellent foundation for studying anywhere in the world and can be designed to be fully bilingual.