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Dear parents, Dear colleagues, Dear GESS community,
Posted 25/05/2018 10:12AM

This week, the oral Abitur exams took place in the German Section. The exams were very well prepared and I am glad that our students performed great and some even excellently. Mrs Bauni talked very positively about the preparation, execution and the high level at which the exams were conducted and will report her experience to the office in Germany.

Besides the usual lessons, many additional events took place during the past days and weeks, which were attended by many of you. Thank you very much to all participants and teachers as well as staff members who were involved in the following events:

  • Lecture about Günter Grass‘ novel, “Crabwalk”GESS Summer Concert
  • European Union Film Festival (EUFF)
  • Culture Festival “Sama Sama” in Kuala Lumpur
  • Swim Gala
  • Lecture about Günter Grass' novel, “Crabwalk”

Especially at the end of the year, there are many invitations to events. Our students prepared for those events for months and are very much looking forward to showing their parents and teachers what they learned. Please attend some of the events, even though your child might not be involved. Our students would be very happy with having many people in the audience.

On Saturday, 2 June will be the GESS International Summer Party at the Junior School Campus. Do not miss the chance to enjoy this event highlight for the last time on this campus.

Cabaret Performance 30 May 2018, 7pm - 9.30pmOn 29 May most of our teachers will be on campus for a PD Day, while you enjoy the public holiday. On 30 May, we will be back to a normal school day again and in the evening will be the cabaret event “Two are also a good trio” in the IES Hall. If you spontaneously decide to come, please send an email to events@gess.sg.

As you know, we will start with the Junior Engineer Academy in August 2018 for our students in Grade 7 and 8. We have previously informed you about this programme in the GESS Weekly and sent the application form to everyone who earlier expressed their interest. Those parents will be invited for an information event so that we can start with the cross-sectional course in August.

I wish you a good week and a nice public holiday on Tuesday.

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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