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News at GESS

Dear parents, Dear colleagues, Dear GESS community,
Posted 01/06/2018 01:39PM

On Sunday, 27 May our Sound Crowd Choir perfectly represented GESS with about 30 students under the lead of Jan-Helge Osmers and Felix Leuschner at an event at Watten Park in collaboration with the German embassy. Thank you very much, especially to Mr Osmers and our students who practised hard for this performance and sang in front of a huge audience on Saturday afternoon.

Cabaret Performance at GESS, 30 May 2018The cabaret “Lieber einen Mann als gar keinen Ärger”, which took place on 30 May was a great success. Our guests who attended the event really enjoyed the show and I would like to thank Eva-Maria Fastenau and Michael Seeboth for the great performance. We have invited the two cabaret artists to come again in 2019 and I am looking forward to the new programme by the two artists from Gera, Germany.

Sustainability Week at GESS, May 2018Michael Söldner has organised and executed an exhibition about sustainability with his students on the occasion of sustainability week, which we held last week. I think it is very important to always remind our students to live sustainably and to show that we are the role models to take care of the shrinking resources of our planet.

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This week, the Graduation Ceremony for our Grade 12 students will be taking place. I hope that I will arrive back on time from the principals’ meeting in Berlin to deliver my speech on Friday, 8 June.

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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