Important News – Appointment of Acting Principal and
Acting Head of Adelaide High Campus

The Management Committee congratulates our Principal, Ulli Glinzner, on the birth of her daughter.

During Ulli’s absence on leave, we have decided to appoint
the Head of Sturt Street Campus, Dr Sabine Orchard-Simonides, as Acting Principal.

We have also appointed committee member Dr Petra Lietz as Acting Head of Adelaide High Campus (since Sabine will continue to be based at the Sturt Street campus).

The email address “principal@germanschool.org.au” has been redirected to Sabine.

The telephone number for enquiries is  0437 626 723.


Stefan Landherr
Secretary, School for the German Language Inc.



From the Principal

Welcome to the German Saturday School

The School for the German Language Inc. is a community school operating in Adelaide, South Australia. Community schools are not-for-profit, after-hours language schools and not part of the regular school system. It is the second oldest ethnic school operating in South Australia and maintains a reputation as one of the most respected in Adelaide.

The School exists to teach German language and culture to students of German-speaking background and of other backgrounds, on a part-time basis on Saturday mornings.

Our school celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009 and has a proud tradition of teaching and maintaining the German language in South Australia. Since its inception in 1959 the school has grown steadily, comprising Preschool to Year 12, from which students may complete SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education) and continue to University. The school’s Year 11/12 students have consistently achieved good results in the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). Children come voluntarily every Saturday morning during the school term to maintain German as their first language (L1) or to learn German as a second language (L2).

The school also offers adult classes on Saturday morning and Monday evening.

Highly qualified teachers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Australia ensure that the curriculum is both academic and of high quality. Our teachers, specialised books, games and methods have made our school a model for multicultural education in South Australia.

Over the past few years the school has moved premises due to the increasing number of students attending the school. The majority of classes are now held at Adelaide High School on West Terrace, while the Pre-school, Reception and Year 1 meet at Sturt Street Primary School. A parent initiated Playgroup for under 4 year olds meets casually at the German Association on Flinders Street.

A third campus is being developed at Nuriootpa primary school, in the Barossa Valley.   A playgroup, a childrens class and an adult class are already operating there. For further information visit the Classes page.

On behalf of all members of the school community, I welcome you to our school.

Ulrike Glinzner



This website was produced with the support of the Ethnic Schools Board, an agency of the Government of South Australia.

The ongoing support of the School provided by the Ethnic Schools Board is gratefully acknowledged.


Comments are closed.