GECKOS (German Community School Melbourne) Inc. was formed on December 13th 2013 and is an Incorporated Association with the State Government of Victoria. The principal purpose is operating as a community language school and immersing children in DACHL (German, Austrian, Swiss and Liechtenstein) cultures. We opened our doors in January 2014 for the first term of the school year.
Geckos is now over 100 students strong from kindergarten to grade 10, and adult classes across beginner and advanced levels.
We employ 14 teachers, and assistants. Our teaching is based on AUSVELS (Foundation to year 12) and offers two streams, native speakers and non-native speakers from school age onwards.
Our model is one of 4 hours of German language provision, every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm with half an hour break.
The fourth hour is used for cultural activities ie, german soccer training, cooking, choir, newspaper projects, science projects etc
The day-to-day administration of the school is run by a leadership team consisting of:
Strategic guidance of Geckos and its overall objectives is governed by a board consisting of teaching and other professionals.
Geckos was founded by dedicated parents and teachers to provide high quality German classes and cultural/community experiences for interested people of all ages.
Playgroup for 0 – 3 year old children. from 10.00am – 11:30 am
3- 4 year old Kinder 9am – 12pm
For school aged children we run two streams, for native German speakers and non-native German speakers 9am – 12pm
Adult classes (from 9am – 10.15am)
We offer an additional hour of class/lesson from 12-1pm. This extra hour will be for Foundation – Grade 10 and students can select from immersive classes such as: (offered classes can vary)
Soccer training in German
Learn about space (Gr 3-10)
Learn about space via arts (Gr 0-2)
Indoor sports & play (mainly for younger children)
Further ideas are welcome!
For more information, please email the Geckos Principal. To enrol your child, please visit our enrolments page here. You can also read more on the benefits of playgroups here.
Geckos is located at 5A Carrington Rd, Reservoir VIC 3073
(Reservoir West Primary School).