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Dear parents, Dear colleagues, Dear GESS community,
Posted 04/05/2018 12:14PM

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend at the end of April/beginning of May. On PD Day on 2 May, our teachers worked on making themselves familiar with a new Learning Management System. This contains functionalities for attendance taking, curriculum planning, creating report cards, pastoral care, and information of any kind. We are very much looking forward to working with the new programme.

The European Union Film Festival will start this week and GESS is the main sponsor again. Do not miss the opportunity to visit one or more events during the occasion of the EUFF and watch a movie.
On 4 May, the director of the movie contribution from Austria, Miriam Unger, visited GESS. The movie “Fly away home“ was screened, and this was followed by a discussion about the movie with our students. It was a great experience for them to interact with the filmmaker.

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The written exams of our IB Diploma students are in full swing. So far, we have received positive feedback from our future graduates so we can be optimistic about receiving good results in July 2018.

Grass - Crab WalkI will be very happy to welcome some of you who are interested in literature to my lecture on 23 May about Günter Grass‘ novel „Crabwalk“. I have compiled a programme, which contains extracts from the book, interpretive approaches and pictures as well as historical maps and extracts from the movie “Nacht fiel über Gotenhafen“. The novel is about the greatest tragedy in maritime history, the sinking of the ship “Wilhelm Gustloff“ in January 1945 with more than 10,000 people on board.

I wish you and your family a nice 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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