South Australian German Teachers Association


  • 28 Feb 2017 4:53 PM | Anonymous member


    Call for Papers

    For the 2017 South Australian German Teachers Conference

    19th – 20th May 2017 at Immanuel College

    32 Morphett Rd. Novar Gardens SA 5040

    Forum Deutsch: Ideenaustausch und gemeinsame Initiativen

    Call for papers SA Conf 2017.docx

  • 20 Feb 2017 10:32 PM | Anonymous member

    Now is the time to select your entry for the PAD / SAGTA Holiday Scholarship.

    One student, aged between 15 and 17, will be selected from South Australia to attend a course in Germany during June / July, for study, cultural activities and home stay.

    Students must have excellent German language skills and, if shortlisted, must be available to attend an interview at Pedare Christian College from 4 pm on Tuesday 14th March.

    Only one student may be entered from each school - schools determine their own selection process.

    Year 10 Awards Application 2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIA.docx

  • 03 Nov 2016 1:02 PM | Anonymous member

    Please go to our "Employment / Language Assistants" page to find information regarding positions available at Cornerstone College, Mt Barker Waldorf School, Clare High School, Norwood Morialta and the School for German Language.

  • 24 Feb 2016 12:29 AM | Anonymous member

    There are many reasons to consider studying German beyond high school at the University of Adelaide, and it can lead to some exciting possibilities.

    Download the flyer to find out more

  • 02 Jun 2015 8:37 PM | Anonymous member

    There have been significant changes to University bonus scheme.

    The SA Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme encourages students to strengthen their preparation for university studies by undertaking a language other than English, or specified English and Mathematics subjects. The Scheme will apply to all courses offered by Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia except:

    Flinders University:

    • 214941 Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine

    The University of Adelaide:

    • 314552 Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery
    • 324491 Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)

    In this Scheme, students will be awarded two points, up to a total maximum of four points, for successfully completing a subject in any one of these four categories:

    • 20 credits of a LOTE in the Languages Learning Area (not including the subject Language and Culture – two 10 credit Australian indigenous language subjects can be paired in lieu of a 20 credit LOTE);
    • 2END20 English Studies or 2ECS20 English Communications;
    • 2MDS20 Mathematical Studies;
    • 2MSC20 Specialist Mathematics.

    Successful completion is defined as gaining an Overall Grade of C- or better. Because the Scheme is designed to encourage enrolments in these subjects rather than reward outcomes, no higher bonuses will be granted for higher achievement. Subject bonuses can be used for a period of three years. Thus a student receiving an ATAR in 2015 with successful completion of one or more of the subjects listed above will be able to use their bonus for entry to higher education courses in 2016, 2017 and 2018, but not thereafter. Students undertaking the International Baccalaureate or interstate senior secondary certificates in Australia are also eligible to receive bonuses under this Scheme. International Baccalaureate and interstate subjects equivalent to the SACE/NTCET subjects listed above are shown in the table “Interstate/IB subjects pre-approved as Recognised Studies” accessible via SATAC’s information on Recognised Studies:


  • 01 Jun 2015 11:04 PM | Anonymous member

    Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships cancelled

    A message from Kylie Farmer, president of AFMLTA

    AFMLTA has just been advised that 'the Endeavour Language Teacher Fellowships (ELTF) will not be offered in January 2016 and beyond as a result of a refocus of the Government's priorities in the education portfolio, announced in the recent Commonwealth 2015-16 budget.'

    AFMLTA is very disappointed by this decision and has written to Minister Pyne to demand funding be returned to this invaluable program. We encourage all languages teachers, particularly if you have been an ELTF recipient in the past, to urgently write to your local member to do the same. A template letter is available from the AFMLTA website <>  to facilitate you doing this.

  • 29 Apr 2015 4:00 PM | Anonymous member
    Do you have an idea for a project which fosters knowledge of and interest in German language and culture, both in your school and in the wider community? Funding up to $500 may be available. 

  • 01 Dec 2014 11:22 PM | Anonymous member
    Our hard-working and talented Vice President has won the 
    Teacher Supporting Teachers Award at the CEASA World Teachers' Day celebrations.

    On 22. November she also flew to Melbourne where she was presented with the APTA (Australian Professional Teachers Association) award for Meritorious Contribution to the ProfessionIn conferring the award, the Board noted the outstanding contribution she has made to the teaching of German in Australia and her leadership and support of associations in South Australia.

    We are very proud of her, and anyone who has taught German in SA knows how deserving she is of both these awards.
    Congratulations Kirsten!

    (left) Kirsten Ohlhaber and (right) Margery Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership(AITSL), taken last Saturday at the Graduate House, Carlton, in Melbourne, before the APTA AGM.

  • 01 Dec 2014 11:12 PM | Anonymous member

    Faith Lutheran College teacher Kirsty Rosenzweig has won Modern Language Teachers' Association of South Australia Award for Excellence in Educational Theory and Practice. This award goes to an educator who engages with current theories of education, who models and promotes inclusive teaching practice and who utilises effective teaching practices which improve learning outcomes for all students.

    Kirsty said:  “Receiving the award was a wonderful honour. As teachers we work hard to continue our own learning journey so that we can improve the classroom experiences and opportunities for our students. Of course it is enough to know that our students are engaged and enjoying their language learning, but to have my work and programs recognized by other teachers is a real boost. As with anything in life, sometimes a little recognition along the way gives you a boost to keep going with the things you feel passionate about, but which can sometimes be a hard slog.”

    Principal Gavan Cramer said: “Kirsty is rewarded for her work in planning and implementing units of work, including elements of inquiry learning and using digital tools to enable our students to progress through their language courses at a personalised pace.”

  • 24 Nov 2014 12:47 PM | Anonymous member

    Teacher Supporting Teachers Award

    Nominees:  Steven Cameron (LTASA), Hamish McDonald (ABODA), Grant Brindal (SAAME), Nhu Trinh (CLTASA)

    Winner:  Kirsten Ohlhaber (SAGTA)














    Kirsten Ohlhaber is an outstanding professional teacher and leader. She has been one of the most visible faces in the German Teaching community in South Australia for the past 14 years and has served as an extraordinary role-model to her fellow educators. Kirsten's dedication to the promotion of German language teaching is an inspiration to our young teacher's at the commencement of their careers, as evidenced by the full attendance at her conference workshops. 

    Kirsten has served South Australian German Teachers Association in various roles since 1998. She has worked for Senior Secondary Assessment Board in various roles, and she is currently working with the South Australian Certificate of Education Board and the Department of Education and Childhood Development in South Australia. Her work has been recognised internationally by the Goethe Institute.

Any event, competition or subsidy that is supported by SAGTA is funded through the fees of its membership; 
it is a condition of application for any of these that the teacher is a current financial member of SAGTA.
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