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First Aid Department & Student Absences from School


GESS’s core Educational Goals is to provide an environment in which students can strive to lead a healthy and balanced life. To support this goal, each of our campuses has a first aid room staffed by qualified nurses who are available to provide first aid and to help students who fall ill while at school.

A Senior First Aid Officer on each campus is responsible for the coordination of the First Aid Department, including the formulation and implementation of First Aid policies and procedures, and communications to parents. To assist us to provide the best First Aid care for your child, it is essential that all new parents complete a ‘Student Healthcare Plan’, available from either Front Desk, or by emailing firstaid@gess.sg. This is particularly relevant if your child has any health condition, including allergies, or is required to take any regular medication.

First Aid Officers are always on duty during school hours, including CCA times, as well as special events, such as sports tournaments. The school is also equipped with many First Aid Kits, as well as fixed and portable Automated External Defibrillators, and engages qualified personnel to conduct regular First Aid training sessions with staff.

Should your child be ill, parents must:

  • Keep students who are unwell or with a temperature above 37.8 degrees at home
  • Any child that is absent from Pre-School parents must inform the Pre-School administration officers of the absentee before 8.30am by calling:
  • To assist us to identify and manage outbreaks of illness within the school community, please provide details of the illness/symptoms your child is experiencing, particularly in the case of a high fever, or contagious illness.
  • Upon their return to school, students must produce a written note from the parents, indicating the reason for and length of the absence.
  • A doctor’s certificate will be required after the third day of illness.




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CPE registration number: S72SS0010G
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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