News at GESS

Newly Elected Parents' Committee
Posted 05/10/2018 03:19PM

First of all I would like to say thank you on behalf of the newly elected Parents’ Committee, for the great turnout at our election on Tuesday, 15 September and, secondly, I would like to introduce the new and existing committee members.

Kindergarten & Preschool: Armin Seiler
German Primary School: Sonja Migge Kleian
European Primary School: Latha Ganapathy
German Secondary School: Petra Wieschhoff
European Secondary School: Annemiek van Leuween
Treasurer: Cristina Flath
Chairperson: Katja Paus

We are very much looking forward to supporting you all in the coming school year in every way needed. On a good cooperation not only with us, but also with our sub-committees - the buddies and events team.

Recently we have been asked quite often if there is a babysitter service at the school and where to get more information. At the front desk of the school you will find a list of high school girls who would like to provide babysitting services. Please contact the front desk for more information about the service and the contact details of the students.

- Katja Paus

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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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