Pillar 1

High Quality Teaching and Learning

Nurturing lifelong learners

Better learning outcomes for our students are at the very core of the Limitless Learning Plan. GESS will achieve this by using a data-driven approach to better understand our students. This will allow our experienced educators to truly know each student and more deeply personalise the high-quality teaching, support and extension offered to each individual child.

GESS wants to ensure that our students have the skills and conceptual understanding for life in a workplace that is increasingly automating and evolving. The planned investments in high-quality teaching and learning as well as programme development over the next five years, ensure that GESS meets the needs of each of our students today as well as in the future; fully preparing students for personal success in a rapidly changing world.

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Implementation year 2022/2023


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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Implementation Year 2023/2024


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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Middle School 2

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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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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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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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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Implementation Year 2024/2025

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Implementation Year 2025/2026


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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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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Implementation Year 2026/2027

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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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Implementation Year 2027/2028

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Middle School 1

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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