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Child Protection Curriculum Training

Before the summer break, GESS hosted the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum Training, facilitated by Australian trainers and attended by participants from 9 international schools across several countries.

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Award-Winning BeyondClassrooms Programme

The GESS BeyondClassrooms Programme won a Silver Medal in the Student Engagement category awarded by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). GESS was awarded among the 4000 applications received from 21 countries.

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GESS – A Great Place To Work

GESS has been certified as a “Great Place To Work” (GPTW) after receiving an overwhelming participation rate from staff in the GPTW survey.

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Head of Swimming Ivan Bunakov – New Chapter, Same Ambition and Drive

With years of competitive swimming and coaching under his belt, Coach Ivan – as he is affectionately called…

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Professor John Hattie x Visible Learning @ GESS

As part of ongoing Visible Learning engagement and limitless learning for our faculty, Corwin & team, GESS impact…

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Jason Hoppner, Director of Operations and Customer Experience

Jason came onboard GESS in AY2023/2024 as Director of Operations and Customer Experience. This is a new role…

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Solar Panels at GESS

Our General Manager, Mr. Maclean Braganza, took our students on an educational tour of our completed solar panels…

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GESS – A Great Place To Work

Our teachers and staff are the pillars of support to ensure all students at GESS are empowered to…

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Professor John Hattie x Mindframes for Leadership

GESS was honoured to host another ‘Visible Learning’ Keynote & Masterclass in end April, for more than 100…

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Swim Programme Milestones and What’s Next

We review the milestones of our swim programme from the past year and find out from Coach Ivan…

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Launch of Student Wellbeing Centre

Finally, after months of preparation, the Student Wellbeing Centre was launched on 16 November, graced by Thomas Schaumburg,…

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Introducing… the GESS Limitless Learning Plan

In 2024’s first edition of GESS Magazine, we took the opportunity to refresh everyone’s memory of our commitment…

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“What Makes Great Teachers Great”: Professional Development for our Educators

GESS believes in limitless learning not only for our students, but also for our educators and faculty members…

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Parent Services Enhancement

Callout to GESS parents – as key members of our closely knitted community, you are not forgotten in…

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Limitless Learning Plan – Join our Principal on this journey!

GESS’ strategic 5-year Limitless Learning Plan is an embodiment of our commitment to fostering boundless growth, enabling learners…

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Enhancement of Campus Amenities

Throughout the summer break, GESS was busy enhancing on-campus amenities for the safety of our GESS community.

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Impact Coaching: Professional Development for our Educators

At GESS, data driven insights gathered in the classrooms help us refine our curriculum and teaching techniques. Our…

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Hear from our Principal on GESS being A Great Place To Work

Our teachers and staff are the pillars of support to ensure all students at GESS are empowered to…

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GESS Wildcats Launch

In a stride towards unity and sporting brilliance, GESS announces a new chapter in its competitive sports journey – the birth of a captivating sports logo – the GESS Wildcats.

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Student Wellbeing Through the Eyes of Cara Lucas, Lead Counsellor

The GESS Student Wellbeing Department was restructured in 2023 to better serve our community through new initiatives and…

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Launch of GESS Parent Academy (GPA)

Parents have been an integral part of our GESS community, playing an active role in what we do…

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Annual Safeguarding Training For Staff

At the beginning of every academic year, staff and faculty members convene for our annual safeguarding training, kickstarting the year’s series of related training.

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GESS Parent Academy – SafeTALK Workshop

In end February 2024, our Head of Student Wellbeing, Ms Shakila Omar, conducted a morning workshop for parents…

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GESS Parent Academy – Digital Coffee Morning: A Parent’s Guide to the Gaming World

More than 30 GESS parents convened on 11 March to hear about how big the video game industry…

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Student Safety Travel Enhancement

At GESS, we know how much our students enjoy their school trips, and we continue to make these…

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GESS BeyondClassrooms in CASE Currents Magazine

The GESS BeyondClassrooms Programme won a Silver Medal in Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)’s Circle…

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Visible Learning and Teaching

GESS had the pleasure of having John Hattie, who shared his team’s educational expertise with our dedicated teachers…

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GESS’ Sustainability Champions

GESS is honoured to be a part of the esteemed EuroCham Sustainability Awards 2023. We teamed up with…

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GESS Parent Academy – Helping Parents Grow Lifelong Readers

As part of our GESS Parent Academy series, our teacher and advocate for literacy Shameer Bismilla presented to…

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New Middle Management Team

Over the past few years, we have worked on creating a more cohesive middle management structure across the…

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Head of Sports Craig Barry – What’s On, What’s More, What’s New

GESS remains a proudly inclusive, holistic school that celebrates all our students’ talents and abilities. Through our Limitless…

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Training & Upskilling Our Educators – Visible Learning and Suicide Prevention

In December 2023, GESS conducted training as part of our continual professional development for educators. We focused on…

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Stronger Learning Support

As stronger reinforcement for our faculty, we have restructured relevant departments for learning support – this serves as…

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Schoolwide Service & Sustainability Programme

Having made Singapore our home for more than 50 years, GESS has been dedicated to connecting with and…

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New Arts Studio

When GESS moved to our current purpose-built campus in 2018, we had already factored in room and flexibility…

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Dedicated School Services Manager

We know our GESS parents will always be able to find support, but how does a central point…

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New Parent Reception Areas

Parents are an integral part of our GESS community, spending significant time on campus through the year. Parents…

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Comprehensive Student Data Project

To make personalised education possible, GESS will be adopting a data-driven approach to give our faculty insights on…

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Audit and Review of Parent-facing Processes

At GESS, we understand parents have their share of administrative work to handle. To reduce and simplify this…

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Optimising School-to-home Communications

As we engage in a comprehensive assessment of our communication channels, we are actively seeking in-depth stakeholder feedback…

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Enhanced Professional Development for GESS Educators

To help our students excel, the best talents are recruited to deliver high-quality teaching and improve learning. Not…

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Student Space Improvement Plan

Our campus has many pockets of space that our students can hang out or relax at. Some of…

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Cultivating Our Gifted and Talented

GESS believes that students can excel not only academically but also in other areas of their life. To…

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Enhanced Whole School Events

One of best parts of life at GESS is our signature whole school events, which foster a warm…

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New Climbing Wall

At GESS, our students benefit from an all-rounded education and campus life. In our expanding suite of sport…

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Sheltered Outdoor Fitness Zone

Our purpose-built campus constantly goes through spatial review, to better utilise and refresh existing spaces. One of our…

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Improvements to Football Field Infrastructure

Our GESS football field is highly utilised and supports many student and partner activities. As part of ongoing…

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Swim Programme – The Next Phase

Our GESS swim team and programme have been very vibrant, but this is hardly the end! Anticipate more…

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Better & More Sports Facilities

With our sports offerings primed to be a bigger, better suite of choices for students, expect our sports…

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Core Language Enhancement Programme

GESS is proud of our languages being a major part of the school’s DNA, with over 70 being…

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Recruiting the Best Staff for Our Students

How does a Strategic Recruitment Project impact our students and community? In more ways than we think. We…

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Sports Offering Enhancements

If you have not already heard, GESS announced a new chapter in our competitive sports journey – the…

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Arts Partnerships & Collaborations

We know we have many talented students in GESS across the spectrum of creative, visual and performing arts….

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More Experts Coaching Our Sporting Talents

Along with campus facilities enhancements and more programme offerings in sports, we are beefing up our coaching team…

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A Bigger Stage for Students in Creative Arts

A well-rounded education at GESS includes, among others, exploring creative arts. This will be integrated as part of…

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New EdTech Hub

You would have noticed enhancements and changes to our campus, even though it’s only been a few years…

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Schoolwide STEM Programme

At GESS, we are always looking for and developing new opportunities for our students, believing that such exposure…

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The Importance of Homeroom Teachers

Homeroom teachers have always played an important role in GESS, being the constant beacon of support for many…

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Enhanced Inclusive Education Strategy

At GESS, how students learn is no less important than what they learn. A schoolwide approach to inclusive…

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Mentoring & Coaching Support

At GESS, we recognise and celebrate every student being different. To help our students determine and achieve their…

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Getting Parent Services Processes ISO-certified

Building upon the review and improvement of our parent-facing processes, GESS is committed to obtaining ISO certifications to…

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Schoolwide Approach to Safeguarding

A schoolwide approach to safeguarding based on international best practices will be in place, embracing established safeguarding curriculum…

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International Standards for Wellbeing Programmes

At GESS, we believe students who are happy, supported and have a sense of belonging in our community…

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The Wonders of Nature In Outdoor Education

Our Preschool Educator Agisa Abdulla was recently certified as a Forest School Leader. Hear from Agisa on this interesting approach to education.

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Bilingual Option in Preschool

At GESS, children have the opportunity to attend a bilingual class from the age of two and thus start their school journey preparing them with the best prerequisites.

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Preschool Student Support & Wellbeing Team

GESS takes a whole community approach to student wellbeing, including partnering with our families. Pivoted on our school’s…

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New Preschool First Aid Station

GESS is pleased to unveil a new and dedicated Preschool First Aid Station, located at C112. This brings the total number of first aid stations on-campus to 3 – the other 2 located at K210 and H201.

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Limitless Learning Plan – Join our Principal on this journey!

GESS’ strategic 5-year Limitless Learning Plan is an embodiment of our commitment to fostering boundless growth, enabling learners…

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Outdoor Learning Forest School for Preschool

Situated within walking distance to Dairy Farm Nature Park, GESS makes good use of our strategic location to…

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Primary School

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New Dutch Mother Tongue Programme

From August 2023, GESS has launched an integrated Dutch Mother Tongue Programme in the Primary School European Section. Students can enjoy daily Dutch Mother Tongue lessons of 45 minutes each during regular school hours.

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New Music Course and Instruments in Grade 5

From AY 2023/24 our our Grade 5 children next year can enjoy one more music course and more instruments to choose from.

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Proficiency In Multiple Languages

At GESS, we pride ourselves on languages being a major part of our DNA, with over 70 languages…

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Marvels of Creative Arts & Music

Did you know that art and music in early childhood education impact cognitive development and increase self-esteem? The…

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Limitless Learning Plan – Join our Principal on this journey!

GESS’ strategic 5-year Limitless Learning Plan is an embodiment of our commitment to fostering boundless growth, enabling learners…

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GESS – A Great Place To Work

Our teachers and staff are the pillars of support to ensure all students at GESS are empowered to…

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Continued Homeroom Teacher Support for Grade 6

From AY2023-2024, to give them the best social-emotional and academic support through this phase, homeroom teachers will continue to be their beacon of support through Semester 1 in Grade 6.

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Marvels of Creative Arts & Music

Did you know that art and music in early childhood education impact cognitive development and increase self-esteem? The…

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Limitless Learning Plan – Join our Principal on this journey!

GESS’ strategic 5-year Limitless Learning Plan is an embodiment of our commitment to fostering boundless growth, enabling learners…

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GESS BeyondClassrooms in CASE Currents Magazine

The GESS BeyondClassrooms Programme won a Silver Medal in Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)’s Circle…

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More School-owned Devices for Students

Moving with the global shift towards a highly digital and dynamic society, GESS counts cutting-edge technology and collaborative…

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Language Exchange Programme

For a school with over 70 languages spoken in our community, what more can we do to cultivate…

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GESS BeyondClassrooms Programme Presents… International Women’s Day Fireside Chat

On 14 March 2024, GESS hosted a fireside chat featuring extraordinary women who’ve carved paths of impact in…

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Lion City University Fair 2023

GESS wrapped up September with another edition of the Lion City Tour University Fair. With representatives from over…

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Limitless Learning Plan – Join our Principal on this journey!

GESS’ strategic 5-year Limitless Learning Plan is an embodiment of our commitment to fostering boundless growth, enabling learners…

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GESS BeyondClassrooms in CASE Currents Magazine

The GESS BeyondClassrooms Programme won a Silver Medal in Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)’s Circle…

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New IB Careers-related Programme (CP)

At GESS, we believe in availing the best and all possible opportunities to prepare our students for their…

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Enhanced University Counselling Programme

GESS’ career and university counselling team has been partnering many corporate and educational entities to organise mock interviews,…

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New Career Counselling Centre

As part of additional support for GESS high school students, a new Career Counselling Centre is in the…

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Language Exchange Programme

For a school with over 70 languages spoken in our community, what more can we do to cultivate…

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Mentoring & Coaching Support

At GESS, we recognise and celebrate every student being different. To help our students determine and achieve their…

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