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Buddy Bench
Posted 01/02/2018 11:49AM

Buddy BenchYour counsellors have launched an exciting new idea to potentially help students who feel a bit lost during break times whether because they are new to GESS or need some support with social skill building at the Junior School Campus. We have created a buddy bench by the tree near the music rooms.

Positive friendships have such an important role in how our students enjoy their school day. Many schools all over the world have implemented a buddy bench or friendship bench to help foster kindness and friendship over bullying. The purpose of the bench is for a student who is looking to find someone to play with to sit on the bench and other students who notice the student to ask them to play. Here is a quick video to show you what the purpose is.

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Please talk with your children about the bench and ways to foster kindness both in and out of school. Thank you in advance for your support!

If you have any questions, please contact your counsellors: Dr. Hana Adams and Ms. Jennifer Maerz.



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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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