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TOP for GESS Campus at Dairy Farm Lane granted on 28 June 2018
Posted 02/07/2018 03:11PM

The Board is excited to announce that the Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) for the new campus has been approved by Singapore's Building and Construction Authority (BCA).

This means that the School Management is now in possession of and responsible for the new campus. Our staff can begin to occupy the buildings and our relocation can take place as planned over the holiday period.

The new campus will be open to the School Community from 14 August 2018. Prior to this date, the main focus of activity will be to ensure the campus is ready for the start of school on 16 August 2018. There will be a school community event on 14 August so that everyone will have the opportunity to take a good look around and get familiar with the new campus before school starts. More information will be forwarded via the GESS Weekly in early August.

The Board would like to thank Ms Leeping Ng, our Project Director and our contractors Tiong Aik, our architects P&T, our consultants BECA and the entire Project Management Team (PMT) under our Vice-President, Mr Jürgen Seitz's guidance for ensuring all the open issues were finalised quickly so the TOP could be approved.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays and we will see you at the new campus at Dairy Farm Lane for the new school 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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