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International School Singapore - GESS Pre-School
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Pre-Primary: 5 - 6 years 

children at top primary school in singaporeWe offer Pre-Primary groups:

  • 5 full days from 8.00am - 3.00pm

We offer small groups in spacious group rooms; extra rooms for crafts and music; spacious playground. We provide a comfortable atmosphere where your child can discover, experiment and explore. Each child can develop in its own way and at its own pace. Our pedagogical programme includes regular sports and music lessons, arts and crafts, language promotion, cookery, projects, cultural celebrations and excursions. Additional classes in German as a mother tongue or German as a foreign language. Extensive selection of extra-curricular activities is provided.

Your children are given the opportunity to experience life events and situations, to understand these and to process them; thus enabling them to discover and develop strategies for dealing with the world around them. Children need to find opportunities for development in all areas so that they can be carefully nurtured in life’s requirements. This includes acquiring competencies, skills and values that are not just important today but also relevant for the future. At the same time, your child is allowed to develop in its own way and at its own pace.

Children’s personalities develop through their relationship with their environment. Being integrated in a group allows children to make contacts and find friends. Children need to experience a community into which they can bring their own personality and in which they can create changes, but where they are also obliged to adjust their own interests to those of the group. Play is a very important element of learning. By learning to concentrate and develop staying power in games, children create a solid foundation for later on in school as well. Subsequent success in school partly depends on how intensively children are able to develop their curiosity and motivation.

Our perspective is holistic. Children perceive their surroundings with all their senses. Thinking, feeling, wanting and taking action are closely connected and influence each other. Learning by doing, through experience and understanding, is essential.



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Registration period: 22 June, 2017 – 21 June, 2023

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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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