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New school on the Block
Posted 05/06/2017 04:34PM

 

GESS New Campus"New school on the Block"

Magazine: The Finder Kids & pdf - June 2017

 

Here are 3 reasons why GESS's new campus is both bigger and better.

Slated to be open in August 2018, the new grounds of GESS are in a familiar area for existing students and their families: Situated on Dairy Farm Lane, it will be close to the GESS Main Campus at Bukit Tinggi Road and its Junior School Campus at Jalan Jurong Kechil.

1) Functional Design
The new campus can accommodate up to 2,000 students and 300 teaching staff. It's improved technological services and facilities are strategically placed within the campus layout in consideration of the student flow and environmental conditions. You can look forward to: a Design & Technology Centre, Makers' Space, Cooking Lab, 400-seat auditorium, fully equipped gymnasium within a sports complex, as well as its recording studio and VIP Centre where the school's popular Vocal and Instrumental Programme will be held.

2) Keeps with Tradition
Even with this newer, larger site, not-for-profit GESS will stay true to its focus on building an education rooted in German and European foundations. It will continue to offer the German and English IB curriculum to students from 18 months to 18 years of age, and will continue to celebrate the diversity of languages, cultures and traditions as well as maintain a sense of belonging. This is made easier with the joining of two student bodies from both its campuses.

3) Convenient Location
The new campus will be easy to find and access: The Downtown Line Hillview MRT Station is within walking distance, and there will be a public bus stop in front of the school. There's also a planned expansion of a bicycle network in the area, making cycling a cost-effective and convenient option for getting to and around the area. Bonus: The Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is nearby, so students can readily acquaint themselves with Mother Nature!



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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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