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Our school starts at 9:00 and we have recess from 10:30 to 10:50. Classes resume from 10:50 to 12:00.

Our school starts at 9:00 and we have recess from 10:30 to 10:50. Classes resume from 10:50 to 12:00.

Every Saturday our fundraising team provides drinks, buns, pretzels and other snacks at a large concession table in the lobby. So your child is able to buy something to eat and drink. It is especially exciting for the Kindergarten students to buy something for the first time on their own, so this is made part of the learning experience in that class.

Our school adjusts to the regular school holidays and breaks, so that usually our school is closed. Please check the yearly calendar for exceptions.

With severe weather conditions in the winter time, it is possible that school gets cancelled. Check the website and your email in the early morning for an update on this.

We highly recommend you register your child in a class that is one level below what they are taking in regular school.  For example if they are attending Grade 2 for regular school, they should register for Grade 1 in German School.

G1-G8 (DaZ) is German as a second language and conducted entirely in German.  E1-E8 (DaF) is German as a foreign language and English is used for the purpose of clarification. Preschool and Kindergarten Class are not divided into two streams. For more details see our Class Structure and Curriculum page.

Yes, you can sign up on the first day of classes, but you will need to use your phone or computer via the line TUIO system.  The current link is on the registration page. but highly encourage you to do this in advance. It will make the process faster for all involved.
The curriculum for the adult classes has a different focus. The course and work book are especially laid out for adults and subjects that are relevant to their life. Check the adult curriculum page for more details.
Students can earn the DSD I and/or DSD II “Deutsches Sprachdiplom” as proof of their proficiency in German at our school.  More precisely, the DSD I Diploma serves as proof of the necessary language skills required in order to enrol in college-level courses in Germany. The DSD II German Language Diploma is recognized by the German Ministry of Education as proof of the necessary level of proficiency required in order to attend a German university and is considered to be the equivalent of a German secondary school diploma for second language learning. Check out the Language Diploma page for more details.

Your child can start as early as 4.5 or 5 years to attend Preschool. It is our goal to have them go to our Kindergarten class after two years at Preschool. 

Yes, once you register, the TUIO system will send you an email with your registration information.  Once your registration is accepted and you are enrolled in a class you will receive another email with a link to setup your payment information.

In your registration or confirmation email you will have a link to login to the Tuio system or go to app.tuiopay.com .  There you can edit some of your information.  For items not changeable, please email admin@surreygermanschool.com with the student’s name and details you wish to change. If you have payment questions, Tuio has a Parent Support website: https://parentsupport.tuiopay.com/, or contact support@tuiopay.com.

Yes, in order to register and setup your payment plans, you will need to setup a Tuio account.  This will also enable you to re-use this information in future years.

Credit Cards and pre-authorized debits (PAD) payments are accepted via the TUIO registration system. Depending on the payment method selected, transaction fees will vary.

E-Transfers are no longer accepted.

Once your registration has been approved and a student is enrolled in a class, you can select the payment method and payment plans including up to 4 different payment schedules.

Once your registration has been submitted, each registration is manually reviewed and any applicable discounts such as multiple students in family are applied.  This is normally done in one to two business days, but pleas allow for up to 5 business days.

In order to cover the additional costs in the preschool and kindergarten classes for the different arts and crats the students do, there is an additional fee.  This fee will be added to the invoice that is created once a registration is converted into an enrollment.

Online donations can be done by using Zeffy and paying by credit card or by sending an E-transfer to admin@surreygermanschool.com.  For cheques, please contact admin@surreygermanschool.com for more details.

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