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Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 16th November 2016
Posted 10/11/2016 01:35PM

Amendments to Constitution, Approval of Financial Statements, Election of Board Members and Updates on Branding Programme and New Campus

The AGM will be held next Wednesday, 16 November 2016, 7.30pm at the IES Hall, 70 Bukit Tinggi Road. The Board will ask for approval of changes to the Constitution, which – amongst others – shall make the ordinary membership free of charge. The Financial Statements for the year ended 31st July 2016 will be presented for Members' approval. In addition, you are invited to help form the leadership of the Association by electing members of the Board of Governors. There will also be an update about the progress of the branding programme, which was undertaken over the past 10 months, and about the activities on our new campus at Dairy Farm Road.

Members of the Association should already have received their invitations by email. Please note that to attend the AGM, you must be a member of the Association. If you have not received the invitation or are unsure about your Association membership status, please contact

Canapés and refreshments will be served from 7pm, and this will be an opportunity for Association members to meet with Board and Management members, and fellow Association members. We would be grateful if Association Members could come by 7pm, so that we can have a quorum in place and start on time at 7.30pm.
We look forward to seeing Association members next Wednesday.

Dr. Thomas Hufnagel
President, Board of Governors


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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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