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Dear parents, Dear colleagues, Dear GESS community,
Posted 20/04/2018 10:50AM

This week the traditional VIP Gold Concert took place in the IES Hall. It was my pleasure to be there and I hope that the 150 others in the audience enjoyed watching about 33 young musicians and other, not so young, musicians present with passion all that they have learned since August 2017. Thank you very much to the music teachers and coordinators for their great work with these future professional musicians. I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the upcoming concerts, exhibitions, competitions and theatre performances. Our students are very proud to show us what they have learned since the beginning of the school year. Let us watch their performances and make them happy.

Thank you very much to the yearbook team. I was holding the first yearbook print in my hands this week and I can assure you that we can once again look forward to a very successful work of art.
It is quite easy to verbally commit to protect the environment. But very often these are only resolutions and a suffering planet unfortunately already shows this very clearly. Our yearbook team has set a good example regarding sustainability this year with a great idea and the necessary perseverance. We are introducing the pre-order system. Thank you very much to the team for this effort.

Dr Menke, three colleagues from other German schools abroad and I, have worked on the suggestions for the Abitur exams in the German subject for 2019 and we are almost done. I was very impressed with their preparation and their work attitude and I am proud that we are one of the first work groups for the Abitur 2019, who have finalised the exam suggestions.

I wish you and your family a good week.

Christoph Zänglein

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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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