Learning

Pre-Primary

Age: 5 years old (by 31 July)

Learning Approach

The language of instruction is either English or German.

Pre-Primary children deepen their understanding of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) concepts through self-directed learning experiences facilitated by the educators. Learning is personalised as Pre-Primary children are encouraged to ask difficult questions and craft creative solutions to problems.

The children also use skills and knowledge to work collaboratively to complete trans-disciplinary projects. In the process, language and literacy, mathematics skills, and science and technology knowledge expand while the arts provide a mode for them to express themselves freely, creatively, and meaningfully.

A day in the pre-primary

Time Table
Specialised learning

Time Table

Time Activity
8.00 - 8.30 Exploratory Learning
8.30 - 9.00 Morning Meeting
9.00 - 9.30 Snack
9.30 - 10.30 Unit of Inquiry
10.30 - 11.15 Music, Library, Art, Cooking
11.15 - 12.00 Unit of Inquiry
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.30 Reading and Relaxation
13.30 - 14.30 Exploratory Learning
14.30 - 15.00 Reflection

Specialised learning

Full-day classes
  • 1x 45min Music
  • 2x 45min Sport
  • 1x 45min Library
  • 1x 45min Arts
Class Offerings
School Fees

Class Offerings

Time:

5 full-days per week, Monday to Friday, 8.00 - 15.00

Group Size: 18 children

Adult to Child Ratio: 1 group teacher, 1 assistant (ratio 1:9)

Languages: German or English

School Fees

Fees

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Entrance fee* 2,945.00
Development Levy per year² 4,890.00
Learning materials & excursion fees per year³ 170.00

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* Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
² First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,445.00
³ Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year

Tuition Fees based on programme

Fee element Fee (SGD)
Tuition fees 5 full days per week 25,730.00

further information

Holiday Calendar & Academic Year
Bus information
School Uniform

Holiday Calendar & Academic Year

The academic year (approximately 180 school days) comprises of two semesters. The first semester begins in August and ends in January. The second semester begins in February and ends in June. All Singaporean public holidays are observed.

Bus information

GESS has a local school transport provider, who provides coverage of the main island of Singapore. All seats in every bus are fully equipped with safety belts and there are bus attendants on board. The children will be picked up at your home and brought back safely to your doorstep every day or to the nearest possible pick up point around your house. In addition, the school bus service also offers home drop-off after the Co-Curricular Activities (CCA). Registration for bus service can be done directly upon school registration, but is possible at any other time as well.

School Uniform

Like all schools in Singapore, GESS has a dress code. Students are to remain in school uniform for the entire school day, when on campus after school, as well as, during school trips, unless taking part in a CCA that requires a specific alternative attire.

All items of the GESS uniform are embroidered with the GESS logo. The full uniform is available at the GESS school shop.