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Networking through the AGTV Inc. Across Victoria

The 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.

Only 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 or through links on 'What's on for German'.

The AGTV Inc. allocated schools within identified networks within DET regions in 2014. Network Leaders 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.

AGTV Network Activities for Students

AGTV Poetry Competition

Network Leaders assist the Committee in facilitating the Regional Finals by finding a host school and supporting the Regional Final Coordinator. The contact details of schools registering interest are forwarded to the Network Leaders.

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.


Schools are required to nominate a teacher to register the school's participation. The school contact d
etails will be forwarded to the relevant Network to facilitate planning of the Regional Final.
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Information about how to register for the Regional Final will be forwarded to relevant schools in each network.

About the AGTV Competition

There will be two sections for students in AGTV member schools to enter: DaF and Open. Students recite a poem by heart chosen from the list provided by the AGTV Committee.

Poems for 2018 as at 9.25 pm 14th May

Die Feder von Joachim Ringelnatz

Beim Kaufmann -'Es kostet gar nicht viel'.

Apologies re errors in previous versions.


Beim Kaufmann -'Es kostet gar nicht viel', not 'er' as in the recording.

NB: Students still need to interpret the poems.

State final is on Saturday 18th August

Certificate for Students at the School

The Committee produces an official AGTV 'Certificate of Achievement' master for teachers to print and complete for every student at the school who learned and recited a poem for this competition. It will be forwarded to the Contact Teachers.

      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 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 students only compete in Regional Finals.

      AGTV State Final for Years 5 to 9

      Only students competing at a Regional Final will be eligible for entry to the State Final.There is no charge to enter the State Final

      The State Final for Years 5 to 9 will be held on:

      Saturday 18th August 2018

      This competition is supported by the Victorian Government.

      AGTV Regional Finals as at 24 May 2018

      The current focus for AGTV networks is for the organisation of Regional Finals of the AGTV Year 4 to 9 Poetry Competition for students from AGTV member schools, and to respond to other local needs of individual members. Events for teachers within AGTV Networks need to be listed on our Events page.

      Results of Regional Finals due by Wed 8th Aug.

      Please note these dates when planning activities for students in 2018:

      • Goethe-Institut Careers Day Thur 14th June 2018
      • UN Model Conference for German Fri 22 June 2018
      • AGTV Year 12 Forum on Sun 29 July 2018
        Confirmed Regional Final dates in brackets below.

        DET South Western Region

        • South West Metro (Thur 9 Aug at Good News Lutheran College)
        • SW Community / VSL (Not in 2017)
        • Ballarat Goldfields / VSL (Tue 7 Aug at Ballarat Clarendon College)
        • Geelong Western District /VSL (Thur 2 Aug at the Geelong Karneval Society)
        • Wimmera Mallee (Wed 8 Aug at Horsham College)
        DET North Western Region
        • North West Metro (TBC)
        • NW Bilingual (Not in 2017 TBC)
        • NW Community Schools/ VSL (Sat 16 June at the German Saturday School)
        • VSL Distance Education (15 June)
        • Calder / VSL (Wed 27 June at Crusoe College)

        DET North Eastern Region

        • North East Inner Metro (Tue 31 Jul at Camberwell Girls GS)
        • North East Knox Metro (Mon 6 Aug at Heathmont College)
        • North East Monash Metro (Tue 7 Aug at Amsleigh Park PS)
        • North East Outer Metro (Wed 8 Aug at Billanook College)
        • NE Bilingual (Wed 25 Jul at Bayswater South Primary School)
        • Hume / VSL (Wed 8 Aug at Bright P-12)

        DET South Eastern Region

        • South East Bayside (Wed 8 Aug at Firbank Grammar School)
        • South East Peninsula (Primary Tue 31 Jul organised by Carum PS at Patterson River SC; Secondary Fri 3 Aug at Mentone Grammar School)
        • South/North East Community / VSL (Sat 28 July at Templer German School in Bentleigh)
        • Gippsland /VSL (Fri 27 Jul at Club Astoria in Morwell)

        The first competition was held 25 years ago in 1993 for Years 8 and 9 students.

          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.

          All 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. We are working on offering online events.

          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 and registered schools in Tasmania.

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

          Contact the AGTV-BJR Coordinator:

          More information under: Scholarships & Exchanges

          Key Reference Points for AGTV Services

          These sites on the main AGTV website are updated as opportunities arise and events are finalised.

          • Emails directly to individual members


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