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IB and German curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 18

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CurriculumsIB and German
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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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 19 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: SGD $27,030
to: SGD $35,030
Address: 2 Dairy Farm Lane Singapore 677621
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

About 1800

Number of nationalities represented in the school

About 66

Most common nationality

72 % European

Ratio of local students to international students

4%

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

19

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 6 onwards GESS offers the Laptop Programme

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, all our classes were taught online using secure virtual meeting platforms during the periods of home-based learning in Singapore.

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

Limited waiting lists in some grades

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English placement test and for High School Maths 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 and Protestant religious studies (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, Learning Support Classes during school time

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have an Excellence Center that offers a large variety of programmes, competitions and projects to foster and challenge our gifted, able and talented students

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8am

School finish time

3pm

Supervised care before/after school

In Kindergarten we have supervised care

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

GESS offers around 90 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)

Other facilities at the school

Library, Auditorium, Drama Facilities, Black Box Theatre, Science Labs, Design Technology Studios, Visual Arts Studios, Outdoor Plaza and Play Area, Learning Pods

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

GESS is a not-for-profit international school where every child gets the freedom to grow through tailored academic and talent support within a caring community. GESS offers two main curricula: International Baccalaureate (IB) programme and the German Curriculum. The school caters to students of all ages, starting at 2 years all the way to graduation at 18 years. In August 2018 GESS has moved to a new purpose-built campus with brand new facilities at Dairy Farm Lane. In 2021 GESS is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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.

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