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WOW! GESS's Campus of the Future Arrives This Year
Posted 06/02/2018 02:32PM

 

"WOW! GESS’s Campus of the Future Arrives This Year"

sassymamasg.com & pdf - 6th February 2018


Here’s how you can get the full scoop on GESS’s amazing new Dairy Farm Road campus

GESS is set to open its new campus on Dairy Farm Road in August 2018 and you’re invited to their Open House for all the latest deets, mama!

With Bukit Timah Nature Reserve at its doorstep, GESS students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 will finally be housed under one [eco-friendly] roof! They’ll also be surrounded by greenery in the stimulating natural environment. The campus design is so eco-friendly that it has achieved the stringent Green Mark Gold Plus standard – which is a no-brainer, since Germany is the country that recycles more waste than any other country in the world after all!

Modern, state-of-the-art facilities

The campus will have a bevy of incredible facilities, from creative spaces to several sports amenities for students to maximise their talents.

Students’ fresh ideas will be given a space for exploration with the Design and Technology Center and Maker Space, while students with a knack for the performing arts can look forward to a black box theatre, recording studios, Vocal and Instrumental Programme center, and a spacious 400-seater auditorium.

Got a sporty kiddo? Young athletes are encouraged to take their training to new heights with the fully equipped gyms, sports complex (with an Olympic-sized swimming pool!) and indoor sports hall.

If that’s not enough, future Master Chefs and Picassos are catered to as well with a cooking lab and visual arts studios.

Encouraging a strong sense of community

While GESS aims to grow the school population up to 2,000 new students, they’re ensuring the sense of community doesn’t get lost in the large space by placing students in age-specific learning pods. This will be an additional feature to promote collaborative learning and create social cohesion among students within the same age-range (e.g. primary school, secondary school, high school).

In line with the school’s outstanding emphasis on languages, there will also be language clusters, which are classrooms designated for the instruction of various languages clustered together.

Want to know more, mama? RSVP to the GESS Open House happening on 15 March for the full scoop on the campus! The event will be held at the GESS Main Campus and Junior School Campus, where there will also be info on curricular offerings (English IB Programme and German Curriculum), a chance to join a school tour, and mingle with other parents and students.

All the details!
When:
Thursday, 15 March 2018,
9am to 11am (Primary School)
1:30pm to 3:30pm (Secondary School)
Where: GESS Main Campus, 72 Bukit Tinggi Road, Singapore 289760
GESS Junior School Campus, 300 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598668
How much: Free! Make sure to register here.



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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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