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Dear parents, Dear colleagues, Dear GESS community,
Posted 27/04/2018 02:49PM

Michael Kaus and I attended the AGM of the Telekom Foundation from 20 to 21 April. At the event, GESS was officially accepted in the network of the Junior Engineer Academy. All in all, there are 99 schools who offer the JEA.
Our application with the topic ‘sustainable habitats’ and a curriculum for four semesters has convinced the jury. We are aiming for the current Grade 7 and will offer a cross-sectional "Junior Engineer Academy" enrichment course. Please find more information about the curriculum of the academy attached. It is aiming for students who are interested in science and technology and who want to gain an insight into the work of engineers. We are very happy to offer this extraordinary project and are hoping that our teachers and you as parents will be able to excite our students about this.
We can offer 14 spaces in the academy and are first aiming for the students of Grade 7 in the school year 2017/18. I am also asking interested parents of our current Grade 8 students to please submit the form, because we might be able to also consider this year group for the academy.
For students who are interested in the project, we will have a selection process which will be finalised at the end of May.
Once you have submitted your interest, we will invite parents and students to an information evening.

Parent Information and Form, JIA

On 27 April the final exams of our Grade 12 students from the European Section started. I wish our students strong nerves and all the best of success. The official results will be published in July 2018.

The new school uniforms will be available from January 2019. The old school uniforms can still be worn until the end of the academic year 2019/20. If second hand uniforms are sold at the flea market on 5 May and you find one in good condition, go ahead, you can be sure that your child can still wear it until June 2020.

I wish you and your family a nice public holiday on 1 May and a great week ahead.

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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