Singapore
International, German curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 3 to 18

GESS

72 Bukit Tinggi Road Singapore 289760
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CurriculumInternational, German
Languages of instructionEnglish, German
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average 21 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Contact email: admission@gess.sg
School's webpage: www.gess.sg/index.cfm

This school does not make their fees public.

This school has more than one campus in Singapore:
Main Campus: Ages 3 to 18
Junior School Campus: Ages 6 to 11

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

About 1500

Number of nationalities represented in the school

About 50

Most common nationality

85 % European

Ratio of local students to international students

4%

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

21

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

Yes we offer Language Support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, English, French, Latin, Spanish, Mandarin, Dutch and Danish

Use of technology in the classroom

Use of iPads and from Grade 7 onward GESS offers the Laptop Programme.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Average 1 hour, but it does depend on grade.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English basement test and for High School Math and English.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Ongoing Enrollment

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, except for High School.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

About 90%

External examinations or assessments available

IB or Abitur

Results in these examinations

100% pass

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Ethics, catholic, Protestant (German Section)

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Students need to attend ethic classes (German Section)

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support teachers

Learning support offered

After School Support, Homework Support, Language Support

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8am

School finish time

3pm

Supervised care before/after school

Kindergarten has supervised care.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

GESS offers around 50 CCAs ranging from various sporting and artistic disciplines to social activities and natural sciences that reflect the school's diversity of talents and ideas.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Football and swimming, track and field, volleyball and basketball.

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming Pool, Sports Field, Gymnasium, Play Areas/Playground

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes (football and swimming, track and field, volleyball and basketball)

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

GESS has strong European foundations and believes in developing confident, forward-looking students through a celebration of respect, openness and inclusiveness. GESS is recognised for its languages and offers a choice between two main curricula: the German Abitur or the English-speaking International Baccalaureate (IB) programme. Many other languages are offered as part of the unique ‘mother tongue’ and language enrichment programmes. The school caters to students of all ages, starting from 18 months to graduation at 18 years. A new purpose-built campus with brand new facilities will open in August 2018 at Dairy Farm Road.

Teaching approach of the school

The teaching approach in the IB programmes is student centred. Teachers differentiate to cater for the different learning preferences of their students. Students are not ranked nor compared. Instead, students are motivated to work to individual learning targets. Debate and discussion forms part of the inquiry-based teaching and learning programme and much collaborative learning takes place.