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GESS - A note from the School
Posted 04/08/2017 10:39AM

 

"GESS - A note from the School"

Magazine: City Guide Singapore & pdf - August 2017


GESS is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit international school with a distinct European flavour; the 1,500 students from ages 18 months to 18 years comprise more than 50 nationalities. The school has two sections. As an authorised IB World School, GESS's European Section offers tuition in English for students from three years old to hight school across all three IB programmes, the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma. As an accredited "Excellent German School Abroad", the German Section of GESS offers all major German school-leaving certificates.

What's new?
Students in the Pre-Primary and Primary School's German and European Section can select a weekly 90-minutes language enrichment course from the cross-sectinoal Language Enrichment Programme (LEP). LEP courses aim to strengthen vocabulary and fluency through fun and interactive games, stories, arts and crafts, music and more.
A brand new campus is under contruction at Dairy Farm and will open in August 2018.

A word from a teacher
Alison Flinchum, Pre-School English Specialist
"GESS's greatest strength is its people. The school is a true community of learners - a place built on respect and appreciation, where parents, teachers and students work together as a collective to create an environment where children are supported in developing their own unique way of understanding the world.
I'm passionate about the IB curriculum and feel excited when children become aware of their learning. The other day, when confronted with a problem, a four-year-old asked me if we could research possible solutions. He knew where and how to source information and was able to apply research into his learning. It was so exciting to witness!"



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Registration period: 22 June, 2017 – 21 June, 2023

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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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