Spielwelt German Parents Association Inc

Welcome to the Spielwelt German Parents Association website. Spielwelt operates a German language Playschool, Playgroups and Scout Group in Canberra, Australia. We also have a great children's library of German books, CDs, DVDs and games.

Herzlich Willkommen!  Die Spielwelt Deutsche Elterninitiative praesentieren die Deutsche Vorschule, Kinderkrippe, und Pfadfindergruppe in Canberra, Australien. Ausserdem haben wir tolle deutschsprachige Kinderbuecher, CDs, DVDs und Spiele zum ausleihen.


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January Working Bees 2017

Our working bees at the hall are Friday 27 Jan, Sat 28 Jan and Sun 29 Jan, from 9am to 5pm.  Children are welcome, but remain your responsibility, of course. 



Oktoberfest Sat 22 October 2016
Jump to our Oktoberfest page to find out all the details, and pre-purchase your food and drinks if you want. 


German primary school in Canberra?

Want a  German primary school in Canberra?  Fill in our survey to help guide our working group!


Apply to enrol at GAP,    
Check out the GAP at a Schnupper session    
How to pay your GAP fees


How to join Pfadfinder   
How to pay your Pfadfinder fees

New Germans in Canberra

New to Canberra    
German families moving to, living and working in Canberra

Hiring the Scout Hall

Hiring the Turner Scout Hall

German Babysitter and Children's Tutor list


Add yourself or find German babysitters and children's tutors to our community list.



What's NEW:

Southside German Playgroup

The Kunterbunt (meaning higgeldy-piggeldy) German playgroup meets in members' homes on Canberra's Southside.  More details about the Southside German Playgroup here.


Dance Program Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

The delightful Dance afternoon program is delivered in German and held at Turner Scout Hall.  Children can enrol for either Tuesday or Thursday afternoons. This great program is geared for children 3-5 years although 6 year olds may also attend.  Classes run from 3:30 until 5pm. Approx $210 per term (10 sessions per term). (Or $26 per session if you only book one session at a time, on short notice.) More info on Dance in German.   


Immersion and Learner classes at GAP

The German Australian Playschool (GAP) now has two classes:

* Mondays and Tuesdays: an immersion program for children with an existing comprehension of German.
* Thursdays and Fridays: *** NEW!!!  In 2017, due to high demand, the Thurs/Friday class will be made up predominantly fluent speaking children, or those with a year at the GAP already.  Therefore, the program will be a lot like the immersion program on Mondays and Tuesdays.     Thursday/Friday in past years has been a bilingual program aimed at all levels of German comprehension, from beginners to fluent. The program is also suitable for German-only speakers, wanting to pick up a bit of English.

More info on the GAP.


Spiel und Spass German Playgroup

The Spiel und Spass German playgroup is running on Wednesday mornings, 9:30am to 11:30am.  More info on Spiel und Spass.


German Language School on Monday afternoons

The German Language School will continue to run German lessons for children (at the Allliance Francais building which is a short walk across the park from the Turner Scout Hall) on Mondays after school, from 4 to 5:30pm. See the ACT German Language School's website for details.  Our GAP Playschool students enrolled with the GLS walk with their GLS teacher over to the Alliance building for their lessons.


Scouts in German is great.... and now families can also experience Scouts in French, Spanish or Chinese!

New FRENCH language Scout Group called Les Explorateurs, has started at Ainslie Scout Hall! Les Explorateurs Scout Group is for kids 6 years and up. Email information@explorateurs.org.au for details.

Los Pioneros, the Spanish speaking Scout Group, is also a lot of fun.  See the ositoscool website for more info.

Or check out the new Phoenix Chinese Scout Group who meet at the Lyons Scout Hall.


Take care in the Australian sunshine

Playing outdoors today? Check the UV levels in Canberra first, and be SunSmart like the German Australian Playschool is!

Like or Join us on Facebook and keep up with our news and events

If you want to hear about events on in Canberra for families who love German (even after your child might no be longer enrolled in our programs), then you can:

a)  "like" the Spielwelt Facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/SpielweltGermanKidsCanberra/
and for the "insider" events and photos, you can
b) "request to join" our closed facebook group for Spielwelt members past and present.



Help your children's German at home

Whether or not you have the great advantage of joining a Spielwelt children's program, check out our inspirational guide to helping your children learn or maintain their German at home.


We acknowledge the support of the ACT Government's Multicultural Language Grants program for supporting the development of this website. Thank you, Minister!


    Related Information

    About Us

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    Hiring the Scout Hall in Turner

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    Our Supporters and Donors

    Using German at home

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