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Student Well-Being

The well-being and support of our students is our priority. Please find below useful information and services for our students.

School Counsellor

School Counsellor

The GESS School Counsellors offer a friendly, professional point of support for our students. They also help students with personal, emotional and social development. There is always a qualified school counsellor on campus during school hours, available to help children on an ad hoc or regular basis by appointment, either individually or in groups. Our counsellors assist in the delivery of a Child Protection Curriculum and “bully-proofing” programme through class-based lessons.

Teachers might refer students to counsellors to resolve personal conflicts, or to talk about anxious or sad feelings that might arise from a wide range of factors, including moving schools or countries, divorce, friendship issues, or learning challenges.

Location: Student Services office in block E, level 3.

School Counselor European Section:
Dr. Hana Ra Adams
Phone: +65 6461 0811
Email: hana.adams@gess.sg

School Counselor German Section:
Jennifer März
Phone: +65 6461 0893
Email: jennifer.maerz@gess.sg

IT Support

IT Support

IT Help Desk

If students needs help with their laptop or installed software, they should go to the IT Help Desk in the library on level 4 during school hours.

Laptop requirements for Grade 6-12

GESS has a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) laptop program in place for the Secondary School environment. As such, students from grades 6-12 are expected to have a device that meets the below requirements. For further assistance please contact edtech.secondary@gess.sg.

First Aid

First Aid

The GESS First Aid team supports our students with all their healthcare needs. There are three state of the art First Aid rooms located in Preschool, Education block and Sports block. There is always a qualified nurse on campus during school hours, including during after-school activities.

Please feel free to contact the First Aid Department via firstaid@gess.sg.

Opening Hours & Location

Location Opening hours Phone
Main Office: Room H201 7.30 am – 4.30 pm +65 646 10 807
Pre-School: Room C110 7.30 am – 3.00 pm +65 646 10 897
Sportshall: Room K201 in Sports Block 8.00 am – 6.00 pm +65 646 14 619
Student Council

Student Council

The Student Council is elected on an annual basis by the students and represents the voice and opinion of all GESS students. It is supported by the school's liaison teachers. The Student Council can be contacted at students.rep@gessg.onmicrosoft.com.

Student Buddies

Student Buddies

All new students in Primary and Secondary are paired with another student from the same homeroom class. The Student Buddy will look after new students and show them where to go and what to do and introduce them to their new classmates. The Student Buddy programme is a great way to make friends!

Students can ask their homeroom teacher to find out who their student buddy is.

Lost & Found

Lost & Found

LOST & FOUND

Any general items found will be left in the Lost and Found area outside the School Shop. All the lost items will be disposed on the last Friday of each month, or on the last day before school holidays. If students are missing something that is more valuable, they can also check with the Front Desk.

LOST ID CARD

If the GESS identification card is lost, please report immediately to Facilities at facilities@gess.sg. The card holder bears the replacement cost of SG$30 for lost and/or damaged cards.

Library

Library

GESS has three libraries that provide a collaborative and conducive learning space for students, teachers and parents. The extensive library resources support both German and IB curriculums. Workspace for individual learning or study groups and meeting rooms for school projects are also available.

You can contact our library team at +65 6461 0820 or via email library@gess.sg.

Opening Hours & Location
Location Opening hours
Pre-School Library Level 2 (Room C209) Monday – Friday, 8 am - 3 pm*
Primary School Library Level 4 Monday – Friday, 7.30 am - 4.30pm*
Secondary School Library Level 5 Monday – Friday, 7.30 am - 4.30pm*

* Opening hours might be different during school holidays.

Learning Support

Learning Support

Learning Support

The Learning Support department is a specialised intervention programme that exists to support students who have learning difficulties or differences. The programme is implemented by qualified teachers who possess specialised knowledge and skills. The main goal is to help students reach their full potential and the department aims to do so through provision of academic, social and emotional support.

The Learning Support department can be contacted via email at studentsupport@gess.sg.

Location: Student Services office (Block E, Level 3)

Private Tuition

Some of our Teaching Assistants provide tuition services. Click here to see the current offers.

LErnwerkstatt (Only for German Section)

The “Lernwerkstatt” of the German Section is supplementary and an optional learning offer for our students of the grades 6 to 9. Please contact waltraud.sumargo@gess.sg for further information or questions.

School Materials

School Materials

School materials and workbooks can be purchased in the School Shop.

Click the link below to find the workbooks, schoolbooks, reading lists and school materials lists.