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Laptop Programme


The GESS Student Laptop Programme began during the 2004/05 academic year. Since the program’s inception, the number of laptop users has increased significantly as we added a new grade each year and as we have grown as a school. Teachers are using new strategies to make best use of laptops.


Our Goals

Information and communications technology (ICT) has become an integral part of education, for training and for much of the world of work our students will enter. Many universities are offering online courses or “hybrid” courses, in which instruction combines face-to-face meetings as well as online resources, instruction and collaboration. By developing the skills to utilize ICT effectively and laptops reliably, we hope to ensure that our graduates proceed to higher education with the tools to succeed in such an environment.

Our laptop programme has facilitated several teaching and learning activities. There is more group work happening as students have the tools at hand. Communication and sharing of information is demonstrably increased. Several students have followed their passions and delved into digital video, web site design and other areas. Focusing on their strengths, these students have truly individualised their learning.

Laptop learning requires a measure of independence that we believe, once achieved, will be a strong foundation for lifelong learning. We, as teachers and parents, can help students develop their independent learning skills.


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CPE registration number: S72SS0010G
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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