Coronavirus Updates and Advice

As of today there have been no suspected cases within the GESS community that we are aware of. We understand that this is a worrying time for all of our community and especially for our younger students who might not understand some of the procedures or what is going on.

We will maintain a friendly but strict implementation of GESS procedures to ensure the proactive safety for all. Please cooperate with instructions and we apologise in advance for any disruptions to normal school life. We are adopting a precautionary approach, taking school-specific measures above general government advice and will revise procedures as the situation develops.

Please do check Parent Portal first before contacting teachers or info@gess.sg and school@gess.sg. We welcome constructive feedback via this form.

Current status as of today: Stage 3 Enhanced

  • Temperature screening, sanitising and enhanced cleaning measures are in place
  • School trips, field trips and camps plus large events on and off campus are cancelled
  • Sports events are cancelled
  • Large Assemblies / meetings are cancelled - please check the School Calendar
  • Lunch breaks will be staggered within the usual time slot
  • CCA, VIP and LEP are currently scheduled to operate as normal
  • All other school programmes are currently scheduled to operate as normal

GESS raised its status to stage 3 of 5 on Wednesday 5 February 2020. Please read the Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

Programme status

CCA: Yes, as normal

LEP: Yes, as normal

VIP: Yes, as normal

Sports events and matches: No, cancelled

Large events: No, cancelled - please check the School Calendar

School trips: No, cancelled

Enrichment trips: No, cancelled

Please regularly check this page for the latest updates and news. Procedures will change as the situation develops.

News and updates
Leave of Absence (LOA) procedure
School entry procedures
What is the school doing?
What should I do if my child is sick?
Advice for Parents
FAQ - Frequently asked questions
Contact information

News and updates

Singapore Updates

Please note that there have been a number of false rumours and news published on the internet. Only follow official advice and updates from trusted sources.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section of this page before contacting GESS.

GESS Updates

GESS will publish updates and action plans in Parent Portal and send updates via email. Below is an archive all GESS communications related to the Coronavirus:

Health Advice for your family

Hand washing is the best way to prevent and combat the spread of germs! Wash hands often with soap and water or hand sanitiser. Explain this to your children.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow or arm if no tissue is available
  • Do not share drinks and food or use unwashed utensils
  • Get plenty of rest, eat healthy food and drink lots of water and healthy drinks
  • Avoid people that are sick and stay home when you are sick
  • Disinfect surfaces that are prone to germs, e.g. phones, keyboards and doorknobs
  • Avoid non-essential meetings and play dates, however, try and incorporate normal activities where possible and safe to do so. Keeping to a regular routine will help your family during this difficult period

Leave of Absence (LOA) procedure

Leave of Absence (LOA) for students and staff returning from Mainland China or South Korea: Daegu and Cheongo regions

As per the Ministry of Education (MOE) communication on 27 January 2020, all GESS families and staff including outside instructors / tutors returning from Mainland China or South Korea: Daegu and Cheongo regions will be required to take a Leave of Absence (LOA) for 14 days, starting the day after arrival in Singapore.

As an additional precautionary measure, we will apply the Leave of Absence (LOA) for 14 days to all students who have had a household member (including visitors or friends) who have visited Mainland China or South Korea: Daegu and Cheongo regions in the last 14 days.

This process is on going. If you visit Mainland China or South Korea: Daegu and Cheongo regions next week or have guests who visited these areas, you must fill in the form. You can submit the form as many times as you need to.

You need to submit the travel declaration form if:

  • You and / or your child has visited Mainland China or South Korea: Daegu and Cheongo regions
  • A member of your household has visited Mainland China or South Korea: Daegu and Cheongo regions
  • A guest has stayed with you and has visited Mainland China or South Korea: Daegu and Cheongo regions

As per the Ministry of Health regulation, transit in a Mainland China airport does not require a Leave of Absence or declaration.

Form: https://form.jotform.com/200262075940448

关于从中国大陆入境新加坡的学生和工作人员需要申请缺席假(LOA)事宜

Forms

Student / Parent Travel declaration form

Staff Travel declaration form

Visitor travel declaration form (not parents / students)

School entry procedures

There are changes starting from Monday, 3 February 2020. Please read through the procedures and make your child aware too. There may be some delays especially in the morning peak period.

On arrival at GESS

1) Temperature check

2) A coloured sticker will be given – students must wear this all day (Please read the FAQ for more information on stickers)

3) Hand sanitiser

Students with a temperature reading of 37.5°C and above will be taken to the nearest First Aid office

  • Your child will be provided with a surgical face mask as a precautionary measure
  • Temperature will be tested with an ear thermometer
  • If the temperature reading is 37.5°C or above, you will be called and asked to pick up your child immediately
  • Your child will remain in the First Aid office under supervision
  • The office will be deep cleaned
  • Your child will need to visit the First Aid office on the first day back to school before going to class. This is mandatory
Below are the provisional plans for campus entry. These are subject to change.
Before 07:15

Campus closed to students, parents and visitors


Between 07:15 – 08:30

Temperature screening at:

  • Gate 3 Dairy Farm road bus stop entrance
  • Gate 2 Dairy Farm lane pedestrian entrance
  • Sports Block Plaza entrance on level 2 for students being dropped off
  • Bus bay area for students arriving by bus
  • Preschool level 1 entrance
  • Drop off on level 2 is closed

Some stairs and doors may be locked as an additional measure. Do not move barriers and please follow instructions from GESS members of staff.


After 08:30

Temperature screening at:

  • Gate 3 Dairy Farm road bus stop entrance
  • Gate 2 Dairy Farm lane pedestrian entrance
  • Main vehicle gate
  • Gate 2 bus gate
  • Drop off on level 2 is open


Entry restrictions

Visitors to GESS who have visited Mainland China within the last 15 days are not allowed on campus during this period. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow Ministry of Education and Health regulations.

What is the school doing?

1) Enhanced screening and hygiene procedures

With immediate effect, there will be temperature screening of all visitors, students and staff entering the campus. We apologise in advance if this causes a delay and seek your full cooperation.

  • There will be temperature screening at all open entry gates and also at the bus bay for children taking the school bus
  • All visitors including staff and students will be screened each time they enter the campus. Students with a temperature of 37.5°C or above will be taken to the nearest First Aid office
  • Students that fall ill during the day will be taken to the First Aid office immediately
  • There will be additional temperature checks carried out throughout the day
  • The canteen has been deep cleaned
  • The Cleaning team will do enhanced whole campus cleaning every day. This includes disinfecting
  • The Facilities and Cleaning team have a 3 level cleaning protocol in place for further enhanced deep cleaning of the campus
  • We have installed hand sanitisers around the campus. Please educate your child to use this regularly
  • Classrooms are ventilated on a regular basis and the air conditioning is filtering fresh air
  • Homeroom teachers will also advise students on hygiene procedures
  • Adults with a temperature of 37.5°C or above will not be allowed to enter the campus
2) Cancellation of all school trips, training, conferences and other visits to Mainland China

GESS has postponed or cancelled all trips to Mainland China by students or staff until further notice. All other trips will be reviewed and may be postponed.

Enrichment school trips
GESS will make a decision on the Enrichment school trips by Friday 14 February. We will carefully consider the risks, benefits and situation.

3) School bus enhanced procedures
  • Drivers and Bus Aunties must take their own temperature before driving. They need to submit this to the Bus Office each day
  • We will provide each bus with hand sanitiser. Bus Aunties are to ensure students sanitize their hands upon boarding the bus. Similarly, at the dismissal times
  • Bus drivers/aunties reserve the right to refuse a student to board the bus if the student looks unwell. This is simply to avoid the spreading of germs to others in such a contained environment
4) Guest students cancellation

All guest student visits to classes have been cancelled until further notice

5) Preparations for home learning

The GESS Pedagogical Leadership team and the Ed-tech team have been meeting regularly during the first week back to discuss how to implement home learning and support our students remotely. Our teachers have also made precautionary plans for home learning. This is to ensure that we are fully prepared should there be a situation where the school is closed.

Primary School and Secondary School
Being a school that embraces technology in the classroom we are in the lucky position that our students and technology are ready for home based online learning. Teachers will mainly rely on the apps and materials students are already familiar with.

Primary homeroom teachers and secondary subject teachers will advise their students which textbooks and workbooks they should be prepared to bring home for continued learning in case of school closure. Secondary students must bring their laptops home at the end of each day.

Please remember these are all precautionary measures and plans, just in case the school has to close. Current guidance from the Government of Singapore and the Ministry of Education is that schools remain open with enhanced measures which GESS has already implemented and exceeded.

What should I do if my child is sick?

If any member of your family feels ill, that person should stay at home. Your child can come to school if they feel well. Parents who feel unwell must not enter the campus.

For example: Mum is feeling well, Dad has a runny nose and cough, child 1 is feeling well, child 2 feels unwell and has a bit of fever and stomachache.

Mum and child 1 can come to school

Dad and child 2 cannot come to school

If in doubt, stay at home and see a doctor if needed.

Morning routine

Take all family members’ temperature every morning before leaving your home. If your child has a temperature of 37.5°C or above, they must remain at home.

Please contact school@gess.sg, the Homeroom teacher and firstaid@gess.sg to alert the school.

Should you have any concerns, please get medical advice immediately.

Advice for Parents

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO). The uncertainty of this virus can cause children to feel confused or frightened. It is important for us as a community to provide reassurance and relevant information to our children so that they feel safe and secure.

Warm regards,
The GESS Counselling Team

Adults can:

1 Focus on your own stress level.

If you are feeling nervous about the virus, seek relevant and reliable resources. Here in Singapore, you can check the Ministry of Health website for the most updated information https://www.moh.gov.sg/ or the Health Promotion Board https://www.hpb.gov.sg/. Find healthy coping mechanisms that help you manage your stress.

2 Model calm and control

Children take their emotional cues from the significant adults in their lives. Avoid appearing anxious or frightened.

3 Reinforce safety

Point out factors such as the morning temperature screening at school that helps to insure their immediate safety and that of their family and community. Children also need to feel a sense of control to minimise worry. Remind them of what they can do to protect themselves. The Ministry of Health website has some great infographics that are easy for children to understand the proper way to wash their hands and also was COVID-19 means.

4 Let children know it is okay to feel upset

Let children talk about their feelings and help put them into perspective.The more they share their thoughts, the easier it will be for you to help them navigate their worries.

5 Observe children’s emotional state 

Many children do not express their concerns verbally. Changes in behaviour, appetite, and sleep patterns can indicate a childs level of grief, anxiety, or discomfort. There is no right or wrong way to feel or express grief.

6 Read more

Here are a few articles written for parents related to the COVID-19 that might help your conversations with your children.

1. https://psychcentral.com/blog/coronavirus-anxiety-4-ways-to-cope-with-fear/

2. http://www.restorativecommunityconcepts.com/blog/understanding-the-mental-health-social-impact-of-the-coronavirus-finding-the-middle-path

3. https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

4. Advice on talking to your children about the Coronavirus from GESS

7 Speak to the GESS Counselling Team

If you need any additional help, please contact Dr Hana Adams (hana.adams@gess.sg) or Jennifer Maerz (jennifer.maerz@gess.sg)

FAQ - Frequently asked questions


• Temperature Screening and entry procedure questions

• Leave of Absence questions

• School activities and programmes questions

• Other questions


Temperature Screening and entry procedure questions

Has there been any suspected infection?

As of 21/02/2020 there have been no suspected cases within the GESS community that we are aware of. We continue to screen all visitors to the GESS campus. Please regularly check the Coronavirus update page in Parent Portal.

Who is being screened?

Every visitor, staff, student and parent including but not limited to: contractors, canteen staff, bus drivers, vendors and instructors are being screened each time they enter the GESS campus. This will continue until further notice. We realise this may cause delays, however, the safety of our students and community is our priority.

(NEW) WHY DON'T YOU require parents to submit the temperature reading of their children every morning?

We are aware that some international schools require parents to submit their children's temperature reading each morning. At GESS we temperature screen everyone including parents, students and staff on entry to the campus. GESS has invested in enough thermometers to screen all morning visitors with a minimal delay experienced.

We still need your cooperation in keeping your children at home if they are unwell or have a high temperature, however, to reduce the amount of paperwork and to provide a second line of defence, GESS continues to screen everyone on entry to the campus. We continue to conduct temperature checks throughout the day in addition to the above.

(NEW) WHY DON'T YOU REQUIRE staff TO SUBMIT THEir TEMPERATURE READIng EVERY MORNING?

We screen every visitor to our campus including staff, parents, students, contractors and instructors. All our staff are informed to stay at home, if they feel unwell. Given the extra precautionary measures GESS has implemented since 29/01/2020, we continue to focus on keeping the interior of our campus safe whilst helping all of our community to lead as normal a life as possible. We continue to conduct temperature checks throughout the day in addition to the above.

WHy don't you screen children entering the bus?

School buses sometimes stop on the side of the road and are not permitted to wait for a long time. It is not possible to temperature check at all bus stops.

The first line of defence starts at home. Parents should take all of their family members’ temperature and keep their child at home if they are unwell. This applies to helpers and guests too.

Do I have to pick up my child if their temperature is 37.5°C or above?

Yes, it is a mandatory school procedure. Please cooperate with the First Aid team and pick up your child as soon as possible.

How often are the buses disinfected?

Bus drivers and the Bus team disinfect buses twice daily basis using the same cleaning products as GESS. Hand sanitising is far more important in preventing the spread of germs, however, during these challenging times, we have added extra cleaning measures for buses.

Why do I have to be temperature screened every time I come to GESS?

We are currently operating an enhanced screening procedure for each and every visitor to the GESS campus including staff and students. This is precautionary and to try and reduce the risk of infection within the campus. There will be additional temperature checks carried out throughout the day

What time does the campus open?

The campus is open at 07:15 for students and parents. Do not arrive earlier than this.

(NEW) The Singapore government just changed the DORSCON level. Why hasn't gess changed its stage level?

GESS has its own action matrix plan for the Coronavirus which is school specific. The DORSCON level matrix is a whole country matrix plan.

From the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak GESS has been temperature screening and hand sanitising as well as extra cleaning measures. On Wednesday 5 February 2020, GESS increased its stage level to stage 3 Enhanced. This already includes the measures suggested under DORSCON Orange level, such as cancelled large events, non-essential meetings and school trips.


Leave of absence questions

(NEW) I received an email on 19/02/2020 about a student travel declaration form. What is this?

The Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore has asked about the travel plans to Mainland China between 01 February and 31 July 2020 for all international school students. It is compulsory for all families to submit the form to GESS and declare travel to Mainland China.

If your child is not going to Mainland China between 01 February and 31 July 2020, you still have to complete the form and answer no.

You must complete the form by Friday 21 February 2020 17:00 Singapore time.

(NEW) Why does the Ministry of Education (MOE) need me to submit the form sent on 19/02/2020?

The government of the Republic of Singapore is implementing proactive and precautionary measures to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The government has very strong contact tracing measures in place and this data will assist with tracing should it be required. This applies to all international schools in Singapore, not just GESS.

(NEW) Can I or my child visit Mainland China and return to Singapore?

The Ministry of Health has introduced a new measure called a Stay Home Notice (SHN). All long-term pass holders (EP, DP, LTVP, Student's Pass), Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will be required to complete a SHN if they are returning from Mainland China. You must also declare your family's travel to Mainland China to GESS too.

For more information about Stay Home Notice, visit the Ministry of Health website.

(NEW) What happens to the data in the student travel declaration form?

GESS is required to report on all students to the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ministry of Health (MOH). GESS will delete the data submitted in the form after 90 days unless GESS is instructed to keep the data for a longer period of time. GESS will not share this data with any other party except for the Government of the Republic of Singapore.

(NEW) I didn't receive the email about the student travel declaration form.

Please go to https://form.jotform.me/200488024414448 and submit the form for EACH of your children enrolled at GESS. You can submit the form on a handphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.

We will not accept emails, phone calls or written notes instead of the form submission. Please realise that it is a massive undertaking to collect responses from over 1820 students. We thank you for your cooperation.

(NEW) Only my partner received the email about the student travel declaration form. Why wasn't it sent to me?

As the form is unique to each student, we sent it to the first parent contact associated with the student's record in the school's database. No one parent is the primary parent contact. We sent out a communication from the Principal to all parents and guardians on 19/02/2020 informing the community about the student travel declaration form.

(NEW) I What happens If I do not submit the student travel declaration form by 21/02/2020?

GESS is required to send a report to the Government of the Republic of Singapore including students which have not submitted the form. We strongly suggest that you cooperate with the government's request.

GESS will not be held responsible for any actions taken by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) or the Immigration Checkpoint Authority (ICA) if a family refuses to submit the form.

I have eaten at a restaurant or visited a place popular with tourists. Do I need to take leave of absence (LOA)?

You do not need to take a Leave of Absence if you or a household member / guest has not visited Mainland China since 14 January 2020.

Please monitor your family's health and take regular temperature checks. If your child feels sick, stay at home and get professional medical advice.

What should I do if I am not sure whether to take a leave of absence?

Please follow the general advice in the Coronavirus update page as well as Ministry of Health and Education regulations. As a general rule if you or any member of your family feels unwell, then stay at home and get professional medical advice.

All families that have been to Mainland China or have had guests / family members stay with them since 14 January 2020, should declare and take a leave of absence.

If you are really not sure then please contact the following:

GESS Parents and Guardians for medical queries only: firstaid@gess.sg

GESS Parents and Guardians for academic questions: school@gess.sg

GESS Staff: hr@gess.sg

Contractors, vendors and guests: Your GESS contact person

Please try to reduce non-essential emails to allow our key operational departments to focus on making GESS as safe as possible.

Please continue to contact regular GESS communication channels for all non-Coronavirus emails. For example: School Bus if your child is not taking the bus or the Finance department for billing and invoicing questions.

Which countries are included in the Leave of absence (LOA) procedure?

Mainland China only which is the following provinces: Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hainan, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang, Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Tibet and Xinjiang.

Visits or guests who have visited other countries including, Hong Kong SAR and Macau, are not required to follow the Leave of Absence (LOA) procedure.

As per the Ministry of Health regulation, transit in a Mainland China airport does not require a Leave of Absence or declaration.

Is it compulsory to report travel to Mainland china?

Yes, it is compulsory to report your families travel to Mainland China as well as any guests / household members that have travelled to Mainland China since 14 January 2020.

Although this is not a legal requirement, the school will take serious action if any community member deliberately fails to report.

Why is reporting only required for travel since 14 January 2020?

We understand that members of the community may have visited Mainland China before 14 January 2020. The Coronavirus takes approximately 2-10 days for symptoms to show. By the start of school on 3 February 2020, it will have been 20 days and the symptoms of infection would be very clear and hospitalisation more than likely required.

WHY ARE HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS OR GUESTS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE LEAVE OF ABSENCE (LOA) PROCEDURE?

We are taking precautionary measures to protect our community and this includes declarations where a household member or guest has visited Mainland China since 14 January 2020. The situation is being constantly monitored and may change in the future. Please regularly visit Parent Portal for the latest news and updates.

(NEW) Home schooling arrangements

For students on Leave of Absence the following arrangements are in place:

Pre-school: No home learning

Primary: The Homeroom teacher will contact parents to explain

Secondary: Subject teachers will contact the student about their home study plan. Lesson materials will be made available online or via OneNote or Managebac or other online platforms

Exam grades: Special arrangements may be made to take mock exams at home under exam conditions

Application for leave

We respect that each family has the right to decide whether to send their children to school during this difficult period. If you wish to keep your children at home, please make sure you fill in the application for leave form and inform the School Bus team (bus@gess.sg) if appropriate. Completing the form is compulsory and for next week, we will automatically approve all requests up to and including 14 February 2020.

Absences will be marked as authorised absence and there will no effect on Student’s pass attendance requirements.


How do I calculate the leave of absence?

MOE provides a simple to understand graphic to calculate the leave of absence period. Day 1 is the day after returning from Mainland China.


School activities and programmes questions

Is my child's CCA / music lesson (VIP) or Language class (LEP) cancelled?

Please check the Coronavirus update page in Parent Portal for the latest information on which programmes are operating.

(NEW) Why haven't you cancelled after school programmes like CCA / vip / lep?

Our first line of defence starts at home with families keeping children at home if they are unwell or have a high fever. At GESS we have a three line defence plan to keep the campus safe and protected. With this enhanced screening plan, our goal is to keep to as normal a school life as possible once our children are in the campus, including after school programmes.

All instructors and coaches are screened before entering the campus and are required to follow the Leave of Absence (LOA) procedure. Therefore, all after school programmes are operating as normal for now until further notice. It really is important that our children can continue to run around, enjoy their interests and have a normal routine during this challenging situation. GESS makes sure we take all measures to ensure normal school life is done safely.

(NEW) Are CCA / VIP and LEP instructors screened?

Everyone including delivery people, contractors and instructors are screened at the entrance to our campus. Instructors are required to follow the same Leave of Absence procedures as GESS members of staff and GESS families.

ARE ALL break times and outdoor play cancelled?

All visitors including students are screened at entry to the GESS campus. Break times and outdoor play time will continue as normal for now. This will be reviewed regularly by the school.

Are all school trips cancelled?

All school trips that are not to Mainland China are currently being risk assessed by GESS. Families will be individually informed if the school trip is cancelled or postponed.

Enrichment school trips

GESS will make a decision on the Enrichment school trips by Friday 14 February. We will carefully consider the risks, benefits and situation.

We realise you are worried and we also care greatly about the safety of all our students and community. We will update you once risk assessments have been completed and final decision has been made. You can submit feedback via this form.

(NEW) Will the school close?

We are monitoring the situation both within the GESS community and in Singapore on a daily basis. Where possible normal school life will continue with enhanced screening and precautionary measures. GESS will follow Ministry of Education advice and guidelines as well as our own guidelines and matrix action plan. We will take a phased approach to reducing activities, events and programmes similar to the Haze action plan.

The GESS Pedagogical Leadership team and the Ed-tech team have been meeting regularly during the first week back to discuss how to implement home learning and support our students remotely. Our teachers have also made precautionary plans for home learning. This is to ensure that we are fully prepared should there be a situation where the school is closed.


Other questions

DOES GESS HAVE SURGICAL MASKS?

GESS has surgical masks for First Aid use only. Families should purchase surgical masks from supermarkets or pharmacies, if they wish to. Please remember regular hand washing and sanitising is key. Dr Leong has good advice on how to stay safe https://www.facebook.com/onefm913/videos/2916759611719451/

I have received different information from a whatsapp group or internet site

All official GESS communication, procedures and advice is published in Parent Portal. This is the only official source of GESS information about the Coronavirus.

There have been several false rumours published on the internet and in WhatsApp groups. Please only follow official Ministry of Health and government advice.

I HAVE feedback for gess

Thank you; as a community school we welcome feedback. During these challenging times, we ask that feedback is NOT communicated via the main communication channels: phone lines, school@gess.sg, firstaid@gess.sg and operational staff.

It is vital that we keep these communication channels free for urgent and operational needs. You are welcome to submit feedback via this form and we will get back to you when possible.

Why isn't the information in German or why is the translation a little bit different

We are trying to simultaneously translate all information into German as part of our commitment to the community. This is a challenging task and we hope you understand that sometimes it will not be possible to have all the information translated into German or that there are some small differences in the translation. We will focus on making sure that the English text is always up-to-date with German translation updates happening as soon as possible. We will also work on translating key messages into other languages where appropriate to further support our diverse community.

If you see any errors or corrections, please submit a general feedback form.

Why do we use stickers?

Stickers are used to visually identify that visitors, parents, students and staff have been temperature checked. Different colours are used each day.

Please note that the sticker colour does not indicate any classification. A different colour is used simply to control the daily temperature checks.

Contact information

For all non-essential or emergency communication please use the general feedback form. This is to allow key school departments to focus on plans and operations related to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Please limit non-essential questions or questions related to the enhanced procedures. We will provide all information in the Parent Portal. Teachers are focused on our students and cannot respond immediately to communication. This is the same for our First Aid team who are working non-stop to keep our children safe.

Remember if you have any medical concerns, please get medical advice immediately.

For medical questions ONLY, please contact the First Aid department firstaid@gess.sg

For all other questions contact School Services school@gess.sg

For home schooling questions contact your Homeroom teacher