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News from the Board
Posted 29/04/2019 01:13PM

Please find attached the newest edition of our Association Newsletter where we are pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Russell Cooke as our new General Manager. Mr Cooke will be joining us from the American International School in Guangzhou. We believe his experience in various operational roles in international schools in Europe and Asia as well as in the industry makes him an ideal candidate for the role of GM at GESS.

We would like to remind the Members of the School Association of the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Association on Monday 6th May at 7:30pm in the Auditorium on Level Five of the GESS Campus, where the Honorary Treasurer Roger van Baal will present the Treasurer’s report and the proposed budget for AY 2019/2020.

Please note the table with school fees in the Treasurer’s report has been updated to allow for an easier comparison with previous years. The fee structure for AY19/20 remains of course as approved by the AGM in November last year.

Members can access the updated Treasurer's report via the Association Portal.

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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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