News at GESS

Season's Greetings
Posted 06/12/2018 04:11PM

It is hard to believe but it is December already and the exciting year 2018, which saw us move into our new campus, is drawing to an end. On behalf of the Board we would like to take this opportunity to thank parents, students and staff for their continued support, for their patience with some teething issues and their passion to help find solutions.

For those who are bidding their farewell to Singapore and GESS we wish you a successful move and hope that you settle into your new home and school without problems. We hope you have fond memories of GESS and join our Alumni Program, so we can stay in touch (

We would like to wish all members of the School Community a relaxing holiday, Merry Christmas and a successful 2019. If you are travelling, have a safe and enjoyable trip. We look forward to welcoming you back to GESS in January.

Rachel Ward
On behalf of the 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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