News at GESS

Happy New Year from the Board of Governors!
Posted 10/01/2020 03:35PM

Happy New Year! We hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays and are feeling refreshed and ready for an exciting 2020. Please take a few minutes to read the latest issue of the Association News which summarises the topics covered at our recent AGM. We would also like to ask all Association Members to complete the short survey regarding Honorary Membership. Here is the link to the survey.


There are only a few questions but your views on this Membership category and the criteria which should be used to evaluate nominees are very important and will be used to make a recommendation at the next EGM. We are sure you will all agree that saying thank you is important. The Board would like your opinion on how GESS should recognise and thank people who donate their time to the School. People donate their time in many different ways but whether the amount of time is big or small, we should have a way of saying thank you, we appreciate your contribution to GESS. Please share your thoughts and ideas and any interesting ways you have seen other schools or organisations recognise and thank people at

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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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