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Why I Picked This School: Real Parent Testimonials
Posted 25/10/2017 11:32AM


"Why I Picked This School: Real Parent Testimonials" & pdf - 17th October 2017


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“Having lived in several countries before, we wanted to stick to an IB school with the MYP programme and being Dutch I thought it would be great if they could take Dutch lessons at school too. The first school we visited was GESS. We all liked the atmosphere, the teachers and the way children behave there. Apart from the German section, there is a European section with children from different cultures. Eventually, the kids decided to go to GESS. There might be no fancy classrooms, a climbing wall or a MacBook for everyone but there is good education, a special needs department, a good atmosphere and the feeling that you are welcome. And the bonus factor is that next year there will be a new school building with beautiful facilities.”
– Myrthe Hardeman, mother of three children enrolled in GESS


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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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