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The GESS Association


The German European School Singapore Association is a private body whose main purpose is to maintain and enhance the interests of GESS. Most members of the Association are parents of GESS students.

The Association is managed by a Board of Governors. The Board provides strategic direction and develops long-term goals for the school to ensure that our students and teachers have the tools and infrastructure required for a high-quality education and learning experience.

The Board works closely with the school management, which is responsible for the day-to-day running of the school. The Board has overall financial responsibility for the school.

All Board members are non-executive, working on an honorary basis. The Board has ten members, eight of whom are elected by the members of the Association at the annual general meeting, and two of whom are appointed by the Board.


Why become a member of the GESS Association?

One of the most important tasks in our society is to provide the best environment and opportunities for the development and learning of our children.

Because the Association performs a key role in setting the strategic direction and long-term goals of the school, we encourage you as parents to join the Association and participate in making some of these key decisions that influence your children’s education.

At general meetings of the Association, the Board informs members about important issues relating to the school and your children’s education. We encourage members to contribute their ideas and participate in discussions at these meetings, to help enhance the development of GESS. Importantly too, as a member of the Association you are entitled to vote on major decisions concerning the school. Important decisions made at previous general meetings include the establishment of the European Section as well as the new Dairy Farm campus. So you can have a say in the strategic direction of the school. Members also elect the Association’s Board of Governors at general meetings.

Membership of the Association is now free, and we encourage all parents to join and contribute to the development of the Association and GESS.


How can I become even more involved?

If you would like to participate more actively in the work of the Association, whether for a specific project or by becoming a member of the Board of Governors, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Board members.

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CPE registration number: S72SS0010G
Registration period: 22 June, 2017 – 21 June, 2023

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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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