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Building fluency in home languages is key to academic success. (published in expatLiving.sg, December 2015)
Our school counselor doesn't just have her hands full raising three children, she is set on making other kids feel better about themselves. (published in Mum at work, December 2015)
This is Erin's fifth year in Singapore and at GESS. Her first day at GESS was a memorable highlight. She found the school to be a highly international community, with a diverse group of students and teachers from many countries. (published in Kids Guide, 2015/16)
IB World magazine investigates the ways in which IB World Schools have integrated a successful Mother Tongue (MT) programme, and offers tips to help schools set up their own. (published in blogs.ibo.org, November 17, 2015)
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of German unification and 50th anniversary of the German-Singapore's diplomatic relations, the German European School Singapore (GESS) performed at the Foundation Symphony Stage at Singapore Botanic Gardens. (published in Impulse, November 2015)
Who is Hermann Battenberg? Since this summer Hermann Battenberg is the new Principal of GESS. (published in Impulse, November 2015)
For European expats, the German European School Singapore (GESS) is a solid choice. This renowned international school for students from preschool-age to Grade 12 is committed to provide a distinctly European-style education, supported by state-of-the-art facilities, a stellar curriculum and a wide range of after-school activities. (published in HoneyKids, October 2015)
We have identified the skills, competencies and knowledge which are the milestones children need to master in their young age. These skills have been integrated into our Scope and Sequences and into our curriculum, where we have a holistic perspective. (published in ScandAsia, October 2015)
Since August 2015, Primary School students of both German and European section can participate in our weekly Language Enrichment Programme (LEP). (published in Impulse, October 2015)
At German European School Singapore (GESS), we actively participate in competitive sports both regional and international. This year, 20 students and teachers from GESS compete in volleyball, track and field, swimming and football during the 13th Southeast Asian Games (SOAS)in Kuala Lumpur. (published in Impulse, September 2015)
Find out from our Head of Learning Resources, Mr Wolfgang Soeldner why creating learning spaces at our new GESS campus, opening in 2017, will benefit our students and why it is important to design the spaces. (published in learningspaceasia.com, August 2015)
How the German School turned into German European School. (published in Impulse, August 2015)
Getting to know our First Aid department. (published in CNet.magazin, March 2015)
Our Head of Primary, European Section, Sarah Thomas explains why the German European School Singapore (GESS) is a school of choice for the European community in Singapore. Apart from the green and quiet campus nestled beside the Bukit Batok Nature Park, GESS care about your child's complex identity in this fast-changing world, and we believe that developing family languages alongside English is a key for their current well-being and future success.
A close-knit relationship between students, staffs and community is important to the German European School Singapore (GESS). One family tells you why on Expat Living, July 2015 issue.
Career Week is always an exciting event for our 11th grade students from the German Section at the German European School Singapore (GESS). Together with our guests from Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, this special event designed to heighten our students' awareness of a variety of career fields, and study choice.
Think, Pair and Share - a method within cooperative learning
Practicing a foreign language with a native speaker
Exhibition about historic chinese inventions and their implementation in the 21st century.
School projects to commemorate World War I

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IB Curriculum

The English speaking European Section of GESS is a fully fledged International Baccalaureate World School, and one of the few in the world who are authorised to deliver the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (IBDP).

Since opening in 2005, the European Section has grown rapidly to become a school with a reputation for quality education with a strong community feel. We now have over 600 students. The vast majority of our students are European passport holders, for whom GESS represents a vital connection with home. Students are thus provided with a safe, friendly and familiar environment in which they are challenged to thrive as they grow into independent and responsible global citizens.

Our academic and pastoral programmes are designed to support this demographic and ultimately to prepare our students for returning to Europe or for entry into European universities. To this end we endeavor to support mother tongue language acquisition so that our students do not lose this vital connection with their home culture. Fortunately, given the high entry requirements into European schools and colleges, this also means that our students are especially well prepared for study all over the world, particularly North America, the UK and Australia.

The Pre-School department provides education from 18 month to 6 years in either English or German. Children are placed in groups according to their age.


German Curriculum

Since the school was founded in 1971, the school has evolved into a school with two sections. As an accredited “Excellent German School Abroad”, the German Section of the German European School Singapore (GESS) offers all major German school leaving certificates. The European Section is an authorized IB World School offering education in English across all three IB programmes.

The German Section supports the students to develop their German roots. We give them wings for the linguistic demands of a globalized world through our differentiated English programme from grade 1 onwards. In secondary school some subjects are taught in English. Our students are benefitting from numerous bonding activities and have additional space to enjoy the internationality of the school.

Our Pre-School department provides education from 18 month to 6 years in either English or German. Children are placed in groups according to their age. 

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