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Posted Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 10:52:00 AM

Take-a-Seat posterWe are building a big space for big dreams and you can leave your mark there!

As part of GESS Fund's latest initiative, you get to pick a seat in our brand new auditorium and have your name or a loved one's name engraved on it: https://gess-take-a-seat.eventbee.com.

All proceeds go to the unrestricted Chairman Fund.

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Posted Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017 4:46:00 PM

Soon you will have the opportunity to leave a mark by naming one or more seats in our brand new Auditorium for as little as S$200.

Our “Take-a-Seat” campaign will be launched over the next couple of months to solicit the support of great community members like yourselves. We count on your generous support!

Stay tuned and contact our Director of Advancement for more information and to reserve your brand new seat (foundation@gess.sg; +65 6469 1131).

Posted Monday, Mar 13, 2017 4:00:00 PM

GESS Volkswagen Cup 2017After two weekends of exciting indoor football tournaments, the GESS Volkswagen Cup 2017 has come to its conclusion last Sunday evening. 216 GESS players, age 7 to 19 years old, have graciously hosted more than 46 guest teams from various international and local schools in Singapore, as well as our sister school from KL. All 600 players displayed great team spirits, impressive skills, fair plays and most of all, experienced great, great fun! GESS teams have brought home altogether 19 medals: 8 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze.

We would like to thank all players, families and volunteers who supported us and our sponsor Volkswagen for making this great event possible.

Posted Friday, Apr 22, 2016 4:00:00 PM

GESS Parent’s Networking NightsStarted in the AY 15/16, the GESS Parents’ Networking Nights have been one of the highlights of our School year. As part of the GESS Fund’s efforts to strengthen the school’s community spirit and to raise awareness about the Foundation, these events, which run four times per year, have brought parents together outside the School to discover hidden gems and new spots in town, gather with friends and make new ones, enjoy great food and drinks and, most importantly, network, network, network!!

All funds raised will be allocated to our Design & Technology Studio Project at our new Campus.

HotelJen, Huber’s Bistro Absinthe restaurant Français, Swiss Club and Brez’n are a few of our supportive sponsors.

Stay tuned and join us at the next GESS Parents’ Networking Night.

Access pictures of our past event here.

Posted Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 4:00:00 PM

Sewing machines (April 2016)“A super thank you to the GESS Fund. Our Design department has recently received 8 “Brother “ sewing machines to add to their Design manufacturing capability and will be incorporated into the Design and Arts departments on the new campus in 2017. The machines will enable students to widen their skills and options when designing and creating products. They will also be fully utilized in the Textiles CCA that will commence in the start of the next school year.” The Design and Technology Team

A Big Thank you to our donors for making this possible!

Posted Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 3:00:00 PM

The 12th GESS Volkswagen Cup

GESS Volkswagen Cup 2015-16GESS proudly hosted the 12th annual GESS Volkswagen Cup in February, 2016. The tournament entailed two weekends of exciting indoor football games which saw juniors and seniors participate in fair play and lots of fun! GESS welcomed more than 50 guest teams from international and local schools located all over Singapore and brought home 16 medals in total – six gold, seven silver and three bronze! We’d like to thank all players and families who came to support us and Volkswagen Singapore for the continued support!

Posted Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Centre StageDrama, music, dance and art have come together to teach our Pre-Primary kids how to express emotions with miming activities workshops. Four days of fun and excitement made possible thanks to the support of the Cabaret Team.

Posted Monday, Oct 26, 2015 3:00:00 PM

Circus in MotionCircus arts transcend all boundaries and challenge physical limitations. Our kindergarten kids have been given opportunities to explore their strengths in performance arts and excercise their creativity while at the same time building up their perseverance, discipline and self-esteem. A day of fun and excitement made possible thanks to the support of the Cabaret Team!

Posted Friday, Sep 12, 2014 3:00:00 PM

SEA GamesThanks to the generous support of PERI, Siemens, Integra, Commerzbank and Dörrenberg, a team of 20 athletes from GESS traveled to Kuala Lumpur to take part into the South East Asian Games 2015. Every two years, the competition brings together five German Schools from the South East Asian region to compete in 4 different sports: track & field, swimming, volleyball and football.

The months of hard training paid off with success for GESS team. They came back to Singapore as the overwall winner of the South East Asian Games 2015. Congratulations must go to all team members who performed so well, and also to coaches Thomas Teichert, Bill Hickling, Heidi Shaughnessy, Stephanie Bruns and Dirk Kastermans. Well done team!!

Posted Monday, Aug 4, 2014 3:00:00 PM

GESS-Volkswagen Cup – the 11th edition

GESS Volkswagen CupIn November 2014, GESS proudly hosted the seniors’ competition of the annual GESS Volkswagen Cup for the 11th time. The GESS football teams were competing against other schools from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in the traditional indoor GESS Volkswagen Cup. Participating Teams were the following: Lycée Francais de Singapour, St. Andrews Junior School, NPS International, St. Josephs Institution International School, Canadian International School – Lake Side, Overseas Family School, Deutsche Schule Kuala Lumpur and Korean International School. It was an exciting and fair played tournament with happy winners.

In March 2015 GESS hosted the juniors’ tournament of the annual GESS Volkswagen Cup for U8 to U12 students. More than 13 GESS teams participated in this popular Football Competition attended by team across the island including Stamford American School, Hollandse School, Dulwich, Canadian International school, Nexus, Swiss School, NPS, St Andrews and St. Joseph Institution. It was a very successful and well-attended event with more than 100 players from GESS JSC alone.

We would like to thank our sponsor, Volkswagen, for making these unique tournaments possible!

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IB Curriculum

The English speaking European Section of GESS is a fully fledged International Baccalaureate World School, and one of the few in the world who are authorised to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Since opening in 2005, the European Section has grown rapidly to become a school with a reputation for quality education with a strong community feel. We now have over 600 students. The vast majority of our students are European passport holders, for whom GESS represents a vital connection with home. Students are thus provided with a safe, friendly and familiar environment in which they are challenged to thrive as they grow into independent and responsible global citizens.

Our academic and pastoral programmes are designed to support this demographic and ultimately to prepare our students for returning to Europe or for entry into European universities. To this end we endeavor to support mother tongue language acquisition so that our students do not lose this vital connection with their home culture. Fortunately, given the high entry requirements into European schools and colleges, this also means that our students are especially well prepared for study all over the world, particularly North America, the UK and Australia.

The Pre-School department provides education from 18 month to 6 years in either English or German. Children are placed in groups according to their age.


German Curriculum

Since the school was founded in 1971, the school has evolved into a school with two sections. As an accredited “Excellent German School Abroad”, the German Section of the German European School Singapore (GESS) offers all major German school leaving certificates. The European Section is an authorized IB World School offering education in English across all three IB programmes.

The German Section supports the students to develop their German roots. We give them wings for the linguistic demands of a globalized world through our differentiated English programme from grade 1 onwards. In secondary school some subjects are taught in English. Our students are benefitting from numerous bonding activities and have additional space to enjoy the internationality of the school.

Our Pre-School department provides education from 18 month to 6 years in either English or German. Children are placed in groups according to their age. 

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