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1st GESS Basketball Invitational Tournament
Posted 31/05/2018 04:13PM

Basketball LogoOn Saturday, 26 May, the 1st GESS Basketball Invitational Tournament (BIT) took place and proved beyond doubt that shooting hoops is a beloved activity within our school. Young basketballers from international schools all over Singapore came together, supporters filled the sitting gallery and excitement peaked. So it was only the tip of the iceberg that our GESS teams played extraordinarily well in all four age group tournaments:

GESS Basketball Boys U1212U Boys: In a nail-biting gold medal match between GESS and Australian School, it all came down to the last possession. Eventually, our boys kept the upper hand with only a one-point margin. Gold for GESS. Great job!

GESS Basketball Girls U1414U Girls: The girls’ tournament was a close-fought and very exciting competition. Team GESS delivered a superb performance, and it was not at all apparent that many of the players had started this year’s CCA programme as basketball newbies. Only the St. Joseph’s Team remained superior, and our girls went home with well-deserved silver medals.

GESS Basketball Boys U1414U Boys: The team from St. Joseph’s Institution dominated this tournament and showed off some outstanding basketball skills. But the remaining three teams, too, showed strong performances and GESS came in third place, winning bronze medals.

GESS Basketball Boys U1616U Boys: With the “big boys” taking over the court, a fast-paced, action-packed event developed. All participating teams faced each other at eye level and gave their very best. The French School came through victoriously, with our GESS boys close behind in second place.

The feedback from all participants and spectators was overwhelmingly positive. Hence, we would like to extend the gratitude to everybody who has helped to make this event a great success. A special thanks is due to our outstanding GESS Support Crew!

Thank you all, and let’s go for the 2nd GESS BIT next year!

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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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