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T.O.P.S. @ GESS Trustworthy, Open-minded Peer Support
Posted 19/06/2020 12:35PM

Peer groups at schools are a powerful factor for children to feel a positive connection with their environment and develop resilience skills. The T.O.P.S. @ GESS is a peer support program that was launched this academic year to train young peer leaders on the skills needed to address social issues and develop leadership skills.
Peer leaders in grades 5, 7 and 8 were trained on modules that were designed to equip children with skills to deal with everyday life situations through a resilience lens. Our grade 5 students were busy this year learning about their own leadership skills and how to support their peers in various situations. Our Secondary students were able to provide resilience-based in class lessons to their peers in grade 6. They discussed the importance of communication skills, finding support when needed, and being a positive influence on others.

THANK YOU to our Peer Support Leaders: Elizabeth Perry (E-05A), Vilma Tippin (E-05A), Maria Rita Mendes (E-05A), Maria Hartmann Lopes (E-05A), Moritz Dzuiba (E-05A), Katharina Ott (E-05A), Kieran Graichen (E-05B), Liesel Rigby (E-05B), Chih-yi Jeannie Yang (E-05C), Charlotte Bachmann (E-05C), Akein Duljaya Perumpuliarachchi (E-05C), Ritika Dubey (E-05C), Zoe Arwas (E-05D), Julius Schaller (G-05A), Maximilian Merle-Gillette (G-05A), Emilian Behrendt (G-05B), Max Bretthauer (G-05B), Kira Brettmann (G-07A), Silja Schermutzki (G-07B), Julia Best (G-07A), Maximilian Seiler (G-07A), Alica Friedemann (G-07A), Juliane Peters (G-07A), Lina Waksman (G-07A), Benedikt Müller (G-07C), Pei Yuan Gao (E-08A), Miyah Fru-Schoenwaelder (E-08A), Sian Morgan (E-08A), Alexander Ott (E-08B), Giulia Vescovi (E-08B), Laura Maurer-Stroh (E-08C), Nayuni Manoddya Perumpuliarachchi (E-08C)


We look forward to continuing our T.O.P.S journey next academic year 😊!

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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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