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EGM of GESS Association on 26 April 2018, 7.30pm, IES Hall
Posted 13/04/2018 04:30PM

Presentation of Budget for 2018/19 and Update on Dairy Farm Campus

The Budget for 2018/2019 will be presented for GESS Association members' approval at the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to be held on Thursday, 26th April 2018 at 7.30pm in the IES Hall. Members will also receive an update on the soon-to-be campus on Dairy Farm Lane.

Invitations were sent to all Association members on April 12th. Please note that the EGM is open to Association members only. If you have not received the invitation, have questions about your Association membership status, or if you would like to become an Association member, please contact Kirsten Zarcone at kirsten.zarcone@gess.sg. Should you be unable to attend, please submit your vote via proxy. Members are encouraged to come already at 7pm and join the Board and the GESS Senior Management Team for some refreshments and the famous goulash soup, and to meet fellow Association Members.

Dr. Thomas Hufnagel
President
Board of Governors



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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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