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GESS 50


GESS has reached a 50-year milestone as an international school in Singapore that has served as an exemplary education institution and home away from home for children and families from all around the world. Celebrate this journey with us!


Travelling Down Memory Lane

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000 - 2010

2010 - 2019



Impressions of GESS in the Past

GESS in Early 2000s
Preschool in Early 2000s
School Campus History
School Song

GESS in Early 2000s

Preschool in Early 2000s

School Campus History

School Song

The GESS Story – As Told by The Community

Former staff and students of GESS and current longtime staff share stories about the school from their own experiences and perspectives. Even as GESS celebrates it 50th year anniversary in the academic year 2021/22, these stories form a key component of the oral history we hope to capture about the school's 50 years as an international school in Singapore.


GESS 50 Articles


Birthday wishes

(and more coming soon)


Dr Norbert Riedel

Dr Norbert Riedel

German Ambassador to Singapore

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Andreas Michaelis

Andreas Michaelis

German Ambassador to the Court of St James's

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Sandra Landi

Sandra Landi

Danish Ambassador to Singapore

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Andy Detaille

Andy Detaille

Belgian Ambassador to Singapore

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Margriet Vonno

Margriet Vonno

Dutch Ambassador to Singapore

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Iwona Piórko

Iwona Piorko

European Union Ambassador to Singapore

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Christof Martin

Christof Martin

Principal (2019-2021)

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Andre Beinert

André Beinert

Head of German Section & Vice-Principal (2009-2021, GESS staff member 2002-2021)

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Barbara Beckhaus

Barbara Beckhaus

Principal (1972-1975)

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Christoph Zänglein

Christoph Zänglein

Principal (2017-2019)

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Dr Ines von Uexküll

Dr Ines von Uexküll

Principal, Vice-Principal and teacher of German, French and History (1975-1992)

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Eva Noordujin

Eva Noorduijn

Head of European Section & Vice-Principal (2015-2021)

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Heidi Shaughnessy

Heidi Shaughnessy

Deputy Head of Preschool (2015-2019), GESS staff member (2008-2019)

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Hermann Battenberg

Hermann Battenberg

Principal (2015-2016)

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Jürgen Schumann and Mario Gräff

Jürgen Schumann and Mario Gräff

Principal (1994 - 2000) / Head of Kindergarten (1996 - 2006)

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Torsten Steiniger

Torsten Steininger

Principal (2009-2014)

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Catherine and Alexandra

Catherine and Alexandra

Catherine and Alexandra, two alumnae, send GESS birthday greetings from Austria.

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Naomi

Naomi

Former GESS student (2005-2018)

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Angelina and Daniela

Angelina and Daniela

Daniela is a former GESS student (2006 - 2020), Angelina worked at GESS for 8 years.

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Sebastien

Sebastien

Former GESS student for 11 years

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Sarah

Sarah

Former GESS student from Grade 9 - 12

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Michaela and Johannes

michaela and johannes

Michaela and Johannes, two alumnae, send GESS birthday greetings from Austria.

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German Centre Singapore

German Centre Singapore

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Goethe Institut Singapore

Goethe Institut Singapore

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ZfA

Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen (ZfA)

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GESS 50 Celebrations