Badminton: It was quite the emotional rollercoaster week for our 19U boys. A convincing 5:0 victory over Tanglin Trust was followed by a close decisive match against Chatsworth, in which bronze medals were up for grabs. Yet, the Chatsworth team had just that little bit of luck that was needed to win a match-up between two equally strong teams. So that leaves our boys with the 4th place in Division 3.
Basketball: The 14U basketball game between GESS and Tanglin Trust School proved to be quite the thriller. In a nail-biting fourth quarter, Coach Noel’s boys managed to keep the cool and scored some big buckets. 29:26 for GESS!
Football: The boys’ league fixture was forfeited on short notice and our team earned a 6:0 walkover win. Not the way they wanted to win so the boys stuck around and played a friendly. Meanwhile, a combined 12U boys team from both campuses took part in the annual Switzerland-Singapore Football Festival on Saturday and finished third in their group.
Table Tennis: Our CCA welcomed the team from St. Joseph’s on Wednesday for a friendly match. It was a very close-fought competition that ended with 3:2 points in favour of Team GESS. Great to see some competitive table tennis spirit at our school!
Track & Field: It was a wonderful sunny Saturday morning at Singapore American School, so our small but mighty Athletics Team much enjoyed the competitive exposure at the ACSIS Middle School Preliminary Championships. Kjartan Rethfeldt, Carla Schmid, Joel Donikian, Vinesh Yegaraj and Anna-Lena Pestinger represented GESS with exemplary commitment and a contagious positive attitude. Now they are all looking forward to competing in the Championships Finals on 12 May, 2018.
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.
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-Schooldepartment provides education from 18 month to 6 years in either English or German. Children are placed in groups according to their age.