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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.


Schools are required to nominate a teache 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.
Information about how to register for the Regional Final will be forwarded to relevant schools in each network.

Only students from AGTV member schools can 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.

About the 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.


Certificate for Students at the School

The Committee has produced an official AGTV 'Certificate of Achievement' master to print (two to an A4 page) and complete for every student at the school who learned and recited a poem for this competition. It was forwarded to the Contact Teachers at the school at the time of registration of interest.

Poems for 2016

  • Poems for 2016 have been forwarded to the contact teachers who registered their school.
  • Updated poems version Final (2) dated 16/5/16 was forwarded to registrants on that date.

AGTV Regional Finals for Years 4 to 9

Students recite their poem by heart at a Regional Final and eligible winners from year levels within each section are able to enter the State Final.

*Year 4 students only compete in Regional Finals.

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.

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 20th August 2016

This competition is supported by the Victorian Government.

AGTV Regional Finals as at 6 Jul 2016

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.

Please note these dates when planning activities for students in 2017:

  • German Day Out on Wed 26 July 2017
  • AGTV Year 12 Forum on Sun TBC 2017
And importantly:
  • AGTV Poetry State Final on TBC 2017
  • Results of Regional Finals due by TBC
(Regional Poetry Final date in brackets below)

DET South Western Region

  • South West Metro (Wed 3 Aug 2016- Overnewton ACC in Keilor)
  • SW Community / VSL (Not competing 2016)
  • Ballarat Goldfields / VSL (Thur 28 July 2016)
  • Geelong Western District /VSL (Thur 4 August 2016 - German Karneval Society)
  • Wimmera Mallee (Wed 3 August 2016 - Horsham College)
DET North Western Region
  • North West Metro (Wednesday 20 July)
  • NW Bilingual (not participating in 2016)
  • NW Community Schools/ VSL (Sat 30 July 2016)
  • Distance Education (not participating in 2016)
  • Calder / VSL (Wed 3 Aug 2016 - Crusoe College)

DET North Eastern Region

  • North East Inner Metro (Wed 20 July 2016 - Scotch College)
  • North East Knox Metro (Wed 22 June 2016 - Vermont SC)
  • North East Monash Metro (Thur 11 Aug 2016 - Amsleigh Park SC)
  • North East Outer Metro (Wed 3 Aug 2016 - Donvale Christian College)
  • NE Bilingual (not participating in 2016)
  • Hume / VSL (Bright P-12 College)

DET South Eastern Region

  • South East Bayside (Tuesday 19 July 2016 - Korowa AGS)
  • South East Peninsula (Friday 22 July 2016 - Carrum PS)
  • North-South Eastern Community / VSL (Wed 15 June 2016 - Temple Society Bentleigh)
  • Gippsland /VSL (Wed 20 July 2016 - Club Astoria, Morwell)

Key Reference Points for AGTV Services

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

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 across Victoria, with a higher administration fee paid by the families from non-member schools.

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

Contact the AGTV-BJR Coordinator:

More information under: Scholarships & Exchanges


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