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AGM of the Association on 26 November 2018
Posted 05/10/2018 09:46AM

The autumn holidays are almost upon us and the Board would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone at GESS a relaxing break before the busy time leading up to Christmas.

We would also like to remind Association Members that this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Monday evening, 26 November in the school’s auditorium. Please note, only members are eligible to attend. If you are not a member, the Board would encourage you to join by filling in the online application form. There are no fees for being a member.

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At this year’s AGM, a number of positions on the Board will be up for election. If you are interested in considering standing for election, please contact the Honorary Secretary, Mrs. Rachel Ward at for more information about the available positions and to learn more about the role and expectations of Board Members.

Existing members of the Association will receive an invitation with all supporting documents in due time by email.

Enjoy the holidays and we look forward to seeing many of you at the AGM.

Dr. Thomas Hufnagel

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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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