The Newsletter is Out

Our new newsletter is out and online.

  • Read about what will happen to our classes tomorrow, Election Day
  • A reminder to bring in those DVDs
  • A request for assistance with Christmas Hampers
  • Parent/Teacher Communication
  • More details about our Christmas Grand Finale
  • The Year Ahead
  • And news about our Principal
Just head north

Just head north


2014 Excursion forms are due!

The school is having an excursion on November 22, 2014. The school will split into three to visit two different sites according to the ages of our children. Consent forms are mandatory. Please note that your child cannot participate in excursion if we do not receive the signed consent form.

The children of Francesca’s, Meghan’s and Magdalena’s classes will enjoy a guided tour at the Immigration Museum. Tamara will assist. Students should be dropped off at 9:30 at the schools and groups entry in Market St just off Flinders Street. We will then enter the museum together via the Museum courtyard. Pick up time is noon at the same place. Students should avoid bringing bags due to limited storage space.

For your child to visit the Immigration Museum, please fill out this form.

All other students will tour the NGV International on St Kilda Road. Please bring your children to the North Foyer’s school groups entrance on the north side of the building, adjacent to the Arts Centre. Meet there between 9:30 and 9:45 for the 10am opening of the museum. Pick up time is noon at the same place. The NGV requests no bags, please.

For your child to visit the Immigration Museum, please fill out this form.

The youngest primary students in Louisa’s, Anna’s, Stephanie’s, Antonia’s, Lisa-Marie’s, Kirsten’s, Brigitte’s and Annelie’s classes will be accompanied by Rita and assistants Saskia and Kieran. They will visit ‘Carsten Holler: Golden Mirror Carousel’, ‘Romance was Born’ and exhibitions in the Great Hall.

For the oldest students, in Angela’s, Jill’s and Joerg’s classes with assistant Karina, there will be a tour of German works of art and/or activities in the German Kit developed by the Goethe Institute. The collection includes artworks by Albrecht Dürer, Johan Zoffany and Gerhard Richter.

Magdalena Doslov

Our 2014 Open Day

Our open day 2014 was a great success. Thanks to all the students who learned their songs and lines, who helped put together the presentation and film, and who performed so enthusiastically! Thanks to the parents who helped organise and brought a dish to share. And huge thanks to our Principal, Magdalena, and all the teachers including Rita who made the performances so memorable!

The food and the weather were perfekt!

The food and the weather were perfekt!

SBS Radio was there. Oliver Heuthe reports on the school and the day.

The film from Jill’s Class
The sixteen students in our year 8 and 9 class put together a stop-motion film under the direction of one of the students, Angourie Rice, and Jill’s assistant, Kieran.

Run Creative's clever stickers were a big hit

Run Creative’s clever stickers were a big hit

The mood inside the hall was as sunny as the weather outside

The mood inside the hall was as sunny as the weather outside

The photos above and all of the printed materials used on the day were designed, created and/or donated by Natalie of Run Creative.

Welcome, Kirsten Schliephake

Dr Kirsten Schliephake is a highly-qualified native German speaker. As well teaching a class for Years 2 and 3 at the German Saturday School, she currently holds a teaching and learning position at Monash University. Previously Kirsten has held academic positions at Deakin University and Swinburne University of Technology. In addition to holding several significant qualifications Kirsten has a certificate in higher education from Monash University and is engaged as a parent helper in her son’s primary school.

Dr Kirsten Schliephake

Open Day 2014

We look forward to seeing you at our Open Day this Saturday morning. It’s a great opportunity to witness GSS education in action by visiting the classrooms from 9 to 10am. There’ll be coffee and cakes during the morning and then from 10:45 to noon the students will put on a performance in the school hall behind the school building.

School committee members, teachers and our principal, Magdalena, will all be wearing name tags. Feel free to introduce yourself, ask questions, or offer your help with setting up chairs, food and drink. And of course we always encourage new faces and ideas on the committee, so if you’re keen to play an active role in the education of your charges, please let us know. In particular we need a president and a treasurer — no previous community school experience is necessary.

If you’re able to bring a plate of food to share, please drop it off in the kitchen/staff room and committee members will bring it out for sharing as soon as possible. Pretzels will be on offer for $2. The general public is welcome, too, so feel free to spread the word.
2014 Open Day Invitation
See you Saturday.