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Clearing Library Accounts and Summer Borrowing
Posted 08/06/2018 09:24AM
Summer vacation is fast approaching and there are only FOUR MORE DAYS to clear your (and your child’s) library account! If you wish to borrow books for the summer after clearing your account, this will be possible up until close of business on 14 June. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

14 June - Last day to RETURN borrowed library resources (please clear your accounts by this date). Last day for summer lending.

From 18 June -  ALL LIBRARIES WILL BE CLOSED for general circulation to enable us to pack for the move.

Summer Reading GroupNeed some inspiration for summer reading? Here are our top picks in different age categories:

  • "The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (Picture Books, ages 3- 8)
  • "The Shy Supergirl" by Shabnam Minwalla (Early Readers, ages 5-9)
  • "Pugs of the Frozen North" by Philip Reeve, illustrated by Sarah McIntyre (Chapter Books, ages 7-10)
  • "George's Secret Key to the Universe" by Lucy and Stephen Hawking (Middle Grade, ages 8-12)
  • "Rebel of the Sands" by Alwyn Hamilton (Young Adult, ages 12+)

For more details and further school summer reading recommendations, please visit https://tinyurl.com/yackazbz.

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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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