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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.

Alumni

Our Alumni Programme and Alumni Portal offer the following great opportunities for former students, parents and staff members:

  • reconnect with old and new friends
  • stay in the loop of what is happening at GESS through our Alumni Newsletter and GESS magazine
  • network during Alumni events and via our Alumni Portal
  • find job opportunities
  • take part in our university mentorship programme
  • join one of the many groups connecting GESS Alumni across regions, graduation cohorts and fields of interest.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on our Alumni Portal and to the GESS Alumni Family!

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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
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IT Support
IT Help Desk

If students needs help with their laptop or installed software, they should go to the IT Help Desk in A301 on level 3 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.

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Learning Support
Learning Support

Student Support Services is a specialised intervention programme that exists to support students who have barriers to learning. 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 departments aim to do so through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for academic, behavioural and social-emotional. The various sections within the Student Support Services can be contacted via email as follows:

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 oliver.guenter@gess.sg for further information or questions.

Registration: https://gessmain.wufoo.com/forms/enrolment-for-lernwerkstatt-sek-i/

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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
Library Location Opening hours
Preschool Level 2 (Room C209) Monday – Friday, 8 am - 3 pm
Closed during School Holidays
Primary School Level 4 (Room 401) Monday – Friday, 8 am - 3 pm
9.00 am – 3.00 pm (School Holidays)*
Secondary School Level 5 (Room 501) Monday – Friday, 8.00 am - 4.30pm
9.00 am – 3.00 pm (School Holidays)*

*during School Holidays please call in advance to confirm your visit

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Login Guide
MANAGEBAC

Managebac is a Learning Management System used exclusively by our IB Secondary students and their parents to view in class information such as assignments and class materials. You can access the portal via this link: https://gess.managebac.com/login

Student E-Mail

Access here the Office 365 email account for students from grade 4 onwards.

Turnitin

Turnitin is used by our Secondary school students to submit their assignments. You can access the portal via this link: https://api.turnitin.com

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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 Parent Service Centre in B201.

LOST ID CARD

If the GESS identification card is lost, please report immediately to School Services at school@gess.sg. The card holder bears the replacement cost of SG$30 for lost and/or damaged cards. The application and payment for the new ID Card can be made at the School Shop.

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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 (E309)
Phone: +65 6461 0811
Email: hana.adams@gess.sg

My name is Dr. Hana Adams and I am the school counsellor in the European section. I am originally from Minnesota, U.S.A. and I have 3 children of my own.

Please know that you can always come and talk to me about anything that is on your mind. We have prepared a welcoming space for you at level 3 and encourage all students to voice their thoughts.

I look forward to seeing you!

School Counselor German Section:
Jennifer März (E308)
Phone: +65 6461 0893
Email: jennifer.maerz@gess.sg

My name is Jennifer März and I am the school counsellor in the German Section. I am originally from Nuremberg, Germany. After receiving my diploma and master´s degree in social education, I moved to Singapore in 2013 together with my partner.

Please feel free to share everything good and beautiful that happens to you, as well as any challenges you may face - I always have an open ear for you!

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School Material

School materials and workbooks can be purchased in the School Shop. Please find here the full school shop price list.

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

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Student Buddy

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.

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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.

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University & Career Counselling

The GESS University and Careers Counselling team advises and supports students (in both sections) throughout high school as they prepare for higher education and subsequent career pathways.

An important part of our work is to focus on practical university application and gap year planning matters: this includes course and university selection, learning about application systems, writing personal statements, interview preparation and exploring gap year possibilities. Equally important is our work to help students prepare for their transition from GESS to university (or an alternative pathway). Classes, workshops, practical sessions and events aim to develop the students’ understanding of this significant step at the end of their high school career.

Location: University and Careers Guidance Office, Level 5, C508

University and Careers Guidance Counsellor:

Thomas Walton
Phone: +65 6461 0830
Email: thomas.walton@gess.sg

My name is Tom Walton, and I am one of the university and careers guidance counsellors at GESS. Originally from the UK, I worked in a number of UK and international schools (as a teacher and as a university guidance counsellor) before joining GESS in August 2013.

University and Careers Guidance Counsellor:

Mariola Meyer
Phone: +65 6461 4617
Email: mariola.meyer@gess.sg

My name is Mariola Meyer and I am one of the university guidance and career counsellors at GESS. I worked at various schools in Germany before moving to Singapore with my family in 2018. Here, I teach ethics and economics and support the students in their study and career exploration.

We are here to support you in your research and subsequent applications to universities and colleges. As well as working with students in scheduled group university guidance sessions (Grades 11 and 12), we are available to meet with individual high school students during the school day to discuss future plans and pathway options. If you would like to discuss your post-GESS pathway, contact us to arrange a mutually convenient time when we can get together and talk through your plans.

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