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Wed 21 Jul 9:00am

Installation of Community Mosaic Wall

As part of our GESS50 celebrations, we have installed a mural on the campus. It is created entirely using artworks from students and staff and carries the mark of various members of the school community. It is truly something we have all come together to create and we love that it is symbolic of GESS, a school that started as a ground-up initiative, founded by the community, for the community.

Individual artworks can be viewed here.

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Tue 31 Aug 12:00am - Fri 29 Oct 12:00am

Launch of GESS 50 Schoolwide Challenge

This year is an important milestone year for GESS! To allow students to engage with the school’s long history, reflect on it and respond creatively to the idea “GESS: Past, Present and Future”, we have launched a schoolwide challenge.

Students are invited to participate as a class, language group, CCA group or with their friends.

Categories for Submission:

  • Music/Song – Composition, Performance
  • Dance/Physical Movement/Cheer Routine – Choreography, Performance
  • Photography/Montage/Collage
  • Art - Digital or Hardcopy
  • Crafting/Design
  • Videos/Movies/Animations/Documentaries
  • Storytelling/Spoken Word Poetry
  • Others - Any other ideas students have

All students and teachers from groups with the best submissions will receive exclusive prizes and their projects will be showcased.

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Sat 25 Sep 10:00am

Founders Day

The GESS Founders Day event was the perfect occasion for us to look back at 50 years of GESS and remember and celebrate the many notable individuals who have set the foundations for the school. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we could host no more than 50 people at the physical event but we were joined by many others via livestream (see below for recording). We were honoured to be joined in the celebrations by Ambassador Dr. Norbert Riedel, our President of the Board, Ms. Rachel Ward, our new principal, Mr. Pauli, and many long-time staff of GESS.

It was also a privilege to receive birthday messages from Minister of Foreign Affairs for Singapore, Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan and German Ambassador to the Court of St James's Andreas Michaelis.

Through student performances in the form of drama, renditions of songs and music from the various decades, we travelled back in time and revisited 5 different decades. Delightfully, we heard personal anecdotes, reflections and messages from students, alumni, former leaders of GESS and parent representatives, all of which helped us understand what these 50 years of GESS have looked like.

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Sat 25 Sep 10:00am

Launch of GESS 50 Exhibition

Location: Outside the Dieter Gumpert Auditorium, Level 5

To capture the school’s long history and give more people access to the GESS story, we have launched a GESS50 exhibition on campus that features curated stories, images and archival material that the community might have never seen before. The exhibition panels will be on campus for the entire academic year.

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Sat 11 Dec 5:00pm

Alumni Evening

Location: Online

Register at: https://alumni.gess.sg/events/view/8902

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Sun 27 Mar 9:00am - 11:00am

50 Trees For 50 Years

Venue: Dairy Farm Nature Park

Event Description:

In support of National Parks Board’s ONEMILLIONTREES Movement, GESS will be planting 50 trees to celebrate 50 years of GESS. During the event, which will be graced by Mr. Liang Eng Hwa, Member of Parliament for Bukit Panjang Constituency and Chairman of Holland-Bukit Panjang Town Council, current students from the school, long-time staff, Board of Governors and alumni will came together to plant 50 individual tree saplings.

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Sat 18 Jun 6:30pm - 10:00pm

GESS 50 Gala Night

Venue: GESS Campus

Event Description:

The Gala Night will be a gathering of the GESS community, well-wishers and partners! We will be looking towards the promising future ahead of us through various student-led performances and activities designed specially for the occasion. We will also be sharing our new mascot chant created by students for the first time, unveiling the GESS50 community time capsule, honouring the extraordinary contributions to the school by different individuals and more. We will round off the evening with a scrumptious dinner for the occasion.

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