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Erster Spatenstich für den neuen GESS Campus
Posted 10/05/2016 04:02PM

Gestern wurde der erste Spatenstich für den neuen GESS Campus ausgeführt und somit ein neues spannendes Kapitel in der Schulgeschichte aufgeschlagen, da wir unsere beiden bestehenden Standorte in einem speziell gebauten Schulgebäude verschmelzen werden!

Die Feierlichkeiten rund um den ersten Spatenstich wurden an der Baustelle an der Dairy Farm Road ausgetragen. Ehrengäste waren Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Außenminister von Singapur, Dr. Michael Pulch, Botschafter der Europäischen Union in Singapur, Dr. Michael Witter, Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Singapur, und Frau Dr. Bettina Fischer, Regionalbeauftragte der Schulaufsicht des Bundes. Während der Zeremonie erläuterten der Präsident des Schulvereinsvorstandes, Dr. Hufnagel, sowie der Schulleiter, Hr. Battenberg, aktuelle Details zum neuen Schulcampus sowie auch die zukünftigen Pläne der Schule.

Wir sind sehr froh, dass die GESS diesen bedeutenden Meilenstein nun erreicht hat und können es kaum erwarten, im Jahr 2018 in unser neues Schulgebäude einzuziehen!

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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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