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Olivia! - Musical Performance
Posted 14/06/2018 04:25PM

Last Monday, Pre-Primary and Primary School students and teachers were treated to rousing performances of “Olivia!” by students from “Musical Extravaganza!” CCA. The musical, based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens, and the hit 1968 movie “Oliver!”, follows the story of an orphan trapped in an orphanage - workhouse. Olivia runs away and meets a fellow orphan and pickpocket, “The Artful Dodger”, on the streets, who takes Olivia into her band of thieves. The gang of thieves is lead by a woman named Fagin, who takes in orphan children and teaches them how to pick pockets for a living. Under the direction of Sarah Thomas, Terry Moran and Krystin Holland, the students portrayed the characters’ bravery, honesty, villainy and humour in an entertaining way.

The audience was captivated by the twists and turns of the story and relieved by the happy ending. The show didn’t happen overnight. The students and teachers worked incredibly hard all year long to produce this entertaining performance. The talent that we have in our student body is truly amazing. It was great!

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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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