News at GESS

Dear parents, Dear colleagues, Dear GESS community,
Posted 29/06/2020 03:31PM

after this exciting second semester of the academic year 2019/20 you are very likely relieved that you and your children get some time to relax now. Even though this summer break will a little unusual, with travelling made impossible, I still hope you will be able to make the best of it and get the opportunity to enjoy some activities in Singapore.

I would like to thank the whole school community for supporting us during these challenging times, for your trust in GESS and your patience while we were doing our best to adjust school life to the current situation. Thank you very much for your positive feedback, which we have received in the past months. These encouraging words were very helpful and helped us know that we are on the right track.

Parent Satisfaction Survey

As feedback is very important for a school like GESS, We have collaborated with i-Graduate, an independent benchmarking and research group that focusses on educational institutions, to run an anonymous and independent parent satisfaction survey.

satisfaction survey

The results of the survey aim to provide Senior Management and the Board of Governors with information on which areas GESS excels in and which areas needs to be worked on for improvement on a yearly basis. The outcomes will lead to creation of future plans to facilitate improvements in the following year.

This allows the school to benchmark our performance against the previous years to demonstrate continuous improvement and benchmark against other schools in Singapore and the region.

Key notes

  • Coverage: All sections of all the school
  • Content: Assessment of parent satisfaction with the school curricular and extra-curricular provision, discipline, school environment, facilities, technology, communication and customer services
  • Time: 10-20 minutes to complete. (While the survey is mobile optimized, the experience is faster if launched on your desktop/laptop)
  • Completely anonymous: I-Graduate will not share individual feedback with GESS and will only share the final benchmark report/results with the school management

I am very much looking forward to welcoming all students, parents and staff members back after the summer break and hope that we will then be able to conduct lessons on campus for all students.

Christof Martin

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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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