Welcome to GECKOS!
German Language Community School Melbourne
Geckos is a community school operating in Melbourne, Victoria. Community schools are not-for-profit, after-hours language schools.
The schools aim is to teach German language and culture to students of all backgrounds, every Saturday during the normal school term, by trained and experienced teachers. Additional activities are also planned according to the interest and needs of the school community.
Geckos is a school for all ages. We have a playgroup for 0 – 3 year olds and the kindergarten program is based on immersion for those aged 3 and 4, providing fun filled play based activities.
From school age on we run two streams, one for native speakers and one for children with German as an additional language. Both streams are based on the current research of language learning. We also offer adult classes (beginner and advanced) for interested parents, grandparents and any other community members.
On behalf of all members of our community, we welcome you to our school.
The Geckos Board
We are all excited for the opening of our new library on Saturday! This is a celebration for our whole community, for all the hard work you all put in to make this library a reality.
It is also an opportunity to show the strengths of our community by participating and celebrating together.
9 am: school assembly, start of classes (until 10:15)
9 am – 10:15 am: Parents coffee and INTEXT book stall with German books
10:30 am: Library opening by the Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Austria
11 am: German Story Time with Doris Glier
11 am – 12 pm: Celebrate the opening of our library with us
In the past years Geckos students have participated with great success and joy in the Education Perfect Languages Championship. This year’s EPLC is held from 16-3 March 2021.
Follow our students’ progress in the 2021 competition on the EPLC Leaderboard.