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Project 2017 is very much alive and well and deep into detail
Posted 17/04/2014 02:27PM

GESS is now at the stage of discussing with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) as well as the Singapore Economic Development Board on the details of the 3.0 ha land for the new school. The finalisation of the larger site involves the rezoning of master plan land use which URA is currently undergoing for the whole area. This process involved a lot of detail and takes time so it seems likely that the final price and boundaries of the land will probably not be available prior the summer vacation. However, in the meantime we are proceeding with the initial land survey to work on the site topography and continuing with the more detailed planning work on the campus facilities.

We are still in time with planning and construction to complete the project on schedule, but we are conscious of this delay and so ensuring everything that is within our direct control is meeting the target dates, while encouraging the various governmental organizations to work with us as quickly as possible. A more detailed update will be given at this month’s EGM.



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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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