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Dear parents, Dear colleagues, Dear GESS community,
Posted 22/06/2018 08:36AM

I hope you did not miss the opportunity to see at least one of the performances put up by the Theatre CCA under Dr Menke. ‘Lord Arthur Seviles Verbrechen’ by Oscar Wilde was staged dashingly and entertainingly and was very well played by our students. Thank you very much to everyone who was involved on stage and backstage.

We have achieved a lot this year. We have finalised many projects, created plans and approved them, introduced a cross-sectional steering committee, initiated the partnership with a school in Bavaria and the Junior Engineer Academy. With all these activities, it has always been important to me to connect all departments and our staff members with each other and involve parents and students in the process.

I am very happy about the increasing student numbers for the upcoming academic year. We are experiencing a 7 – 9 % increase of students in the Pre-School, German Section and the European Section compared to the same time last year and we will start at the new campus on Dairy Farm Lane with over 1600 students.

We will manage the move to the new campus, while our students enjoy their well-deserved holidays. School starts again on 16 August for all students and our staff members will be in school from 6 August for the induction week. I hope that you will all be relaxed from the holidays then and looking forward to the new environment.

As you know, this will be my last school year at GESS. The reasons for me being at the school for a relatively short time have nothing to do with the school itself and are of a private nature.

I wish you and your family nice holidays and I am looking forward to see you again in August.

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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