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Alumni Questionnaire: Natasha Sass
Posted 13/05/2014 06:22PM

 


 

Name: Natasha Sass

Years attended GESS: 2003 - 2010

Nationality: German/Malaysian

Current location: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Current occupation: student


 

1.  What do you miss most about your time at GESS? What is your fondest memory?

I miss my school friends, class mates most, every year I perform at the Oktoberfest Fruehschoppen and this is where I see them again and so happy about this as I am just a girl like any other from GESS.

2.  What do you miss most about Singapore and your life there?

The Food – Singapore food is more tasty as in Malaysia actually but the country Malaysia is wider beautiful with less stress and more opportunities and you can afford to live in a bigger house. 

3.  What did you always want to tell my classroom teacher but never dared to say? 

WOW tricky question, HAVE PATIENCE WITH US -  MOST OF US GROWN UP IN ASIA AND FROM A MULTY RACIAL SOCIETY AND ARE NOT USED TO USE TYPICAL GERMAN WORDS DAILY. They sometimes forget about that…

4.  Do you think your time in Singapore and your time at GESS had an impact on your future life? If so, can you describe it?

Yes of course, without GESS I would never become a preforming singer they gave me the foundation and discovered my talent.

5.  Is there any piece of advice or any experience you may like to share with current GESS students of fellow alumni, e.g. choosing the right university, finding a job etc.?

MMhhh, I think whatever you want to do follow your dreams as it is more fun to work hard for something’s which you love, maybe try to make your hobby as your occupation if possible, look inside your own heart and find your talent, everybody has a talent to find it by yourself or it might be discovered by people around you that is the key to your own happiness. 

6.  Tell us a bit about where you went after you left GESS and what happened to you. (Any interesting information you like to share with fellow alumni, funny, adventurous, entertaining stories that make an interesting read are welcome!)

I left in August 2010 to DSKL in Malaysia, GESS was so big and nice with so many facilities. DSKL is much more smaller and lesser facilities so it was a change and I needed to adapt to it, but it is fine now and I found new friends. Malaysia is also not as safe as in Singapore but the environment is more relaxing and easier to explore.

7.  For recent GESS graduates: What are you currently doing and what plans do you have for the future?

Its still 2 years to go before my final year and I do not know what will happen but I definitely will be singing wherever I go. I would be more than happy to come back and sing for GESS (maybe at the end September 2014 during Oktoberfest). 

8.  We would love to get a quote from you on why you would recommend GESS to other students, parents or teachers.

GESS is a modern school on German educational level. Attending the German section makes it easy to integrate if you really go back to Germany! GESS has highly qualified staff and resources to scout your talents and support you in anyway possible. It’s a great school with an international vision.

 



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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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