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Red Dot Book Awards 2017/18 and More Library-Related Information
Posted 18/05/2018 03:31PM

The students have spoken! Our Primary and Pre-Primary students have now voted for their favourite Red Dot books and the winners for our school are: I'm Trying to Love Spiders (Early Years) and The Shy Supergirl (Younger Readers). The overall 2017/18 Red Dot Winners for these two categories are: I’m Trying to Love Spiders (Early Years) and The Bad Guys (Younger Readers). For details of winners in the other categories and all runners-up, please visit: http://www.reddotawards.com/home.

New York Times in Education
Remember, for a one-month trial period, you can enjoy complimentary access to The New York Times in Education while you are on either GESS Campus. Simply follow this link: http://nytimesineducation.com/, select an area of study and start exploring. For questions or feedback, please contact us at library@gess.sg.

And finally, please take note of the following important information:
14 June - Last day to RETURN borrowed library resources (please clear your accounts by this date).
From 18 June ALL LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED for general circulation to enable us to pack for the move.

As usual, Primary and Secondary students (and parents!) are encouraged to borrow books to read over the summer holidays - once borrowers have completely cleared their accounts of all existing loans and settled any outstanding charges. Thank you in advance for your understanding.



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Registration period: 22 June, 2017 – 21 June, 2023

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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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