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Information Technology @GESS


 

Our Vision for Technology @GESS

Learning at GESS is enriched and fostered through the 21st Century Learning concepts and skills of Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity and Digital Literacy.

 

Digital Teaching and Learning @GESS

At the German European School Singapore, we believe that technology is a core literacy. Educational technology supports and enhances teaching and learning across our community. To this end, we are constantly evolving and building a purposeful landscape for educational technology that is "future ready" and sustainable.

When technology is treated as a core competence for teachers and students, then all aspects of teaching and learning through technology can be connected and mapped to the curriculum. To aid this curriculum mapping process, we have adopted the ISTE Standards for technology integration as well as the Common Sense Media program for digital citizenship, to guide and document all aspects of educational technology use. The digital citizenship program teaches our students to practice safety, good judgement and to protect the rights of themselves and others at all times. Teaching, learning and professional growth are all guided and developed by the ISTE Standards for Students, Teachers, and Educational Technology Coaches.

Our dedicated educational technology coaches work to seamlessly integrate technology into the classrooms along with supporting our entire community. They introduce engaging tools that enrich and build upon the curriculum, along with fostering our students' innate creativity and potential. Our learning services are meant to enable all members of our school community to become critical thinkers, knowledge constructors and effective communicators.

GESS employs iPads from the kindergarten up to Grades 4 and 5 with additional access to laptops for the older grades. From Grade Six onwards, the students move onto using laptops on a 1:1 basis in a "bring your own device" (BYOD) program.

Here are some examples of digital learning and creativity here at our school.





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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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