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BYOD Laptop Programme Info Grade 6
Posted 26/06/2020 09:15AM

Since most of our incoming Grade 6 parents will using the summer break to purchase and set-up the devices for their children we have received some questions on how the school is supporting internet safety of their children at home.

We are running a laptop orientation at the start of Grade 6 when the kids will not only learn about essential technology skills but in particular about digital citizenship. Part of this program is to understand the dangers and opportunities of the world wide web.

Of course, parents are still encouraged to control the devices or their children. This can be done effectively via a Microsoft family account where internet filters and screen time can be managed for devices. You can set-up the family account via the following website: https://bit.ly/1UjO1aO. Here is a detailed tutorial for setting up the account: https://youtu.be/nGZhQJBGVy8. This would not conflict with any school related settings as the school only manages the internet access at school via our own web filters that protect the students from inappropriate websites.

Here is the previously published information about the BYOD programme:

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If you have any other questions feel free to contact edtech.secondary@gess.sg.



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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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