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Networking through the AGTV Inc. Across Victoria

Individual Members of the AGTV are from Government (incl. VSL), Independent, Catholic and Community schools, who collaborate to offer activities for students and professional learning opportunities for teachers.

Communication is mostly through websites and direct email to individual members, reducing the workload for all, but also in person at events, where teachers have the opportunity to initiate and maintain professional relationships with colleagues.

Occasional emails are sent to schools for distribution to all teachers of German with summaries of opportunities for students and teachers of German.

Events and services are listed for online registration under 'Events & Registration' on this companion website.

School members are allocated to AGTV Networks within DET regions by the Committee

There are 6 metropolitan and 6 country endorsed networks.

Network Leaders are appointed to assist the committee in facilitating services and events organised by the committee, and may also initiate other services for members (teachers and students) under the guidelines of the Committee.

NB: Any event held in the name of the AGTV needs to be endorsed by the committee.

    Professional Learning for Members

    The demands on teachers have increased over time alongside the development of technology. This has impacted on our volunteer Committee and Network Leaders and the way we deliver services.

    Professional learning opportunities, student events and services will in most cases be listed on the 'Events and Registration' page of this companion website for online registration either through the AGTV or a partner.

    AGTV Professional Learning

    It is important to continue to support each other, no matter in which location or sector we are living or working.

    Therefore, all professional learning opportunities will be offered to all individual members including AGTV Network meetings. 

    This means that if a Network Leader organises a professional learning event, it will be listed on the Events page for registration and open to all members for whom it is of interest. In this way, we share the limited time and resources.

    Distinctions will be made between individual members and non-members for professional learning. Some opportunities for professional learning will only be offered to current individual members.

    AGTV Services for Students

    Distinctions will also be made between member and non-member schools e.g. cost to students and access to services. Most opportunities for students will only be offered to students from current member schools.

    Other events organised for students organised withing local AGTV Networks will only be open to all schools if determined by the Network.

    NB: Only students from member schools may participate in the AGTV Poetry Competition.


    The AGTV-BJR Student Exchange is open to students learning German from AGTV member schools across Victoria.

    The AGTV is a registered Student Exchange Organisation with the VRQA and TASC.

    Contact the AGTV-BJR Coordinator:

    More information under: Exchanges paused until further notice.

    Key Reference Points for AGTV Services

      • Emails directly to individual members
      • Competitions for Students
      • Others to be advised

      AGTV Network Activities for Students

      Years 4 to 9 Poetry Competition

      The AGTV facilitates Regional Finals for Years 4 to 9 and State Finals for Years 5 to 9.

      Only students from AGTV member schools may enter this competition. If the school is not a current member, the contact teacher will be notified to arrange payment or an application for membership.

      Network Leaders assist the Committee in facilitating the Regional Finals by finding a host school and supporting the Regional Final Coordinator.


      Schools are required to nominate a teacher to register the school's participation.

      The school contact details will be forwarded to the relevant Network to facilitate planning of the Regional Final.

      Registration for 2021 - NOT YET OPEN

      Information about how to register for the Regional Final will be forwarded by the Regional Final Coordinator to those schools who registered their participation by the due date.

      About the AGTV Competition in 2021

      There are individual and group sections for students to enter at a Regional Final: 

      • DaF* or Open Individual and/or
      • Open Group Performance - a group is 2 to 10 students.

      *The DaF Section is restricted to students learning German as a new language from classroom exposure at school.

      NOTE: Any student whose first or second home language is German or who are a current of past student of a bilingual school must enter the Open section.

      Any student may enter the Open section.

      What do students do? DETAILS TBC

      Students select and recite a poem by heart chosen from the list provided by the AGTV Committee.

      There is only one poem for the Group Performance.

      The Group Performance will be in front of an audience at the Regional Final. Groups can be combinations of any groups of students learning German (e.g. DaF and Open, primary and secondary, multi-year level.) NB: The Group Performance is only at the Regional Final. 

      Poems for 2021

      Poems are still being finalised.


      Will be available.

      NB: Students still need to interpret the poems.

      Certificate for Students at the School

      The Committee produces an official AGTV 'Certificate of Achievement' to be forwarded to the Contact Teachers to distribute to students.

          AGTV Regional Finals for Years 4 to 9

          Students are selected from schools to enter a Regional Final. The dates will be advertised when a host school, Regional Final Coordinator and date are confirmed. 

          The Coordinator of the Regional Final determines how many students for each section and year level may attend and may charge a modest fee to cover costs.

          Students may only compete in ONE Regional Final.

          Students in the individual DaF and Open compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at an AGTV Regional Final.

          Students recite their poem by heart at a Regional Final using the AGTV criteria.

          Eligible winners* from year levels within each section may compete at the State Final.

          *Year 4 individual DaF and Year 4 and Group Open students only compete in Regional Finals.

             AGTV Regional Finals as at TBC

            The Committee collaborate with AGTV networks in for the organisation of Regional Finals of the AGTV Year 4 to 9 Poetry Competition, and to respond to other local needs of individual members.

            Events for teachers within AGTV Networks need to be listed on our Events page.

            KEY DATES FOR 2021

            To be advised

            REGIONAL FINAL DATES 2021

            DET South Western Region

            • South West Metro (TBC)
            • SW Community / VSL (not in 2020)
            • Ballarat Goldfields / VSL (not in 2020)
            • Geelong Western District /VSL (TBC)
            • Wimmera Mallee (TBC)  
            DET North Western Region
            • North West Metro (TBC)
            • NW Bilingual (Not in 2020)
            • NW Inner Community School (TBC)
            • NW Outer Community School (TBC)
            • VSL Distance Education (Not in 2020)
            • Calder / VSL (TBC)

            DET North Eastern Region

            • North East Inner Metro (TBC)
            • North East Knox Metro (TBC)
            • North East Monash Metro  (TBC)
            • North East Outer Metro (TBC)
            • NE Bilingual  (TBC)
            • Hume / VSL (TBC)

            DET South Eastern Region

            • South East Bayside  (TBC)
            • South East Peninsula (TBC)
            • South & North East Community / VSL Metro  (TBC)
            • Gippsland  (TBC)

              Contact: TBC

              Fun Fact: The first competition was held in 1993 for Years 8 and 9 students and expanded from there on.

              Medals for Regional Finals

              AGTV State Final for Years 5 to 9

              The Committee determine how many and who is permitted to enter the State Finals from the Regional Finals.

              There is no charge to enter the State Final.

              Students are not expected to wear uniform.



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