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Willkommen an der gess Admissions - INFORMATION - HubSpot
CONTENTS

I.        Admission
          Admission Requirements                                                                                             5
          Grade System			                                                                                                    6
          Application Process                                                                                                7

II.       School Fees Structure                                                                                              8

III.      School Orientation                                                                                                12
          School Dates and Hours					                                                                                       14
          Final Examination, Conferment of Award                                                                            15
          and Curriculum Providers
          GESS Holiday Calendar                                                                                             16
          Parking and Security                                                                                              17
          Insurance                                                                                                         18
          Drug Testing Information                                                                                          18
          School Association                                                                                                19
          Buddies Committee                                                                                                 19

IV.       School Bus
          Bus Service Fees and Routes
                                                                                                                            20
          Insurance
                                                                                                                            22

Production Date: 1 February 2019
Disclaimer: All information found in this booklet is correct at time of printing but might change without further notice.
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An application for admission into GESS can be submitted online at any time during the calendar
year and is subject to the availability of space. Processing the application begins after payment of
the entrance fee and the online submission of required documents. Final acceptance and admission
into GESS will be based on a comprehensive review of all compulsory documentation, applicant’s
language proficiency level and additional learning support needs, if any. GESS reserves the right
to accept or reject an application. New students to Grade 11 may start within the first two weeks
of Semester 1, after which, no new applicants will be accepted. Direct entry in Grade 12 of the IB
Diploma programme is dependent on complete subject alignment.

Age Guidelines
The minimum age guidelines for the relevant grade level are as follows:

 School                                   Grade level                     Age as of July 31
 Pre-School                               Toddler Group                      18 months old
                                         Pre-Kindergarten                         2
                                          Kindergarten 1                          3
                                          Kindergarten 2                          4
                                            Pre-Primary                           5

 Primary School                             Foundation                             5
                                              Grade 1                              6
                                              Grade 2                              7
                                              Grade 3                              8
                                              Grade 4                              9
                                              Grade 5                             10

 Secondary School                            Grade 6                              11
                                             Grade 7                              12
                                             Grade 8                              13
                                             Grade 9                              14
                                             Grade 10                             15

 Secondary School                            Grade 11                             16
 Programme                                   Grade 12                             17

                                                                                 WILLKOMMEN AN DER GESS   5
Grade System
          GESS follows a 12 year system which is different to the 13 year system used mainly by British
          curriculum schools.

          Below is a guide to the conversion of grades / years of the two systems. Please note the GESS grade
          placement system is the system used for placing students in a grade.

           Age                 GESS 12 Grade System                             13 Year System
              3                      Kindergarten 1                                Kindergarten

              4                      Kindergarten 2                                 Reception

              5                       Pre-Primary                                     Year 1

              6                         Grade 1                                       Year 2

              7                         Grade 2                                       Year 3

              8                         Grade 3                                       Year 4

              9                         Grade 4                                       Year 5

             10                         Grade 5                                       Year 6

             11                         Grade 6                                       Year 7

             12                         Grade 7                                       Year 8

             13                         Grade 8                                       Year 9

             14                         Grade 9                                   Year 10 (GCSE)

             15                         Grade 10                                  Year 11 (GCSE)

             16                  Grade 11 (IB Diploma)                           Year 12 (A Level)

             17                  Grade 12 (IB Diploma)                           Year 13 (A Level)

6   WELCOME TO GESS
APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1   Please upload the following documents:
         1. Two (2) most recent school reports.
         2. Testimonials and recommendations (if available)
         3. Copy of all relevant special educational evaluation/
             learning support reports (if applicable)
         4. One (1) passport sized photograph
         5. Copy of student’s and parents’ passport
         6. Copy of each legal guardian’s passport and Letter of
             Indemnity from the legal guardians (if applicable)
         7. Legal custody papers if parents are divorced
             Please note that the documents in languages other than
             English and German must be translated into English.

STEP 2   Complete the application form using our online application
         system. All applications must be accompanied with the
         entrance fee payment of S$2,945.00. A receipt will be
         provided upon request.

STEP 3   Both parents or guardian need to acknowledge their
         acceptance of the placement by returning the signed
         Student Contract within three days from the date stated in
         the Letter of Offer.

STEP 4   The following documents must be furnished after acceptance
         however, prior to the student starting school. Please note that
         students will not be able to start school until all documents
         are duly submitted to the Admissions department.

         1.   Copy of student’s Dependent Pass, Student Pass or the
              in-principle approval of the Dependent Pass
         2.   Permanent Residents are required to provide a copy
              of the Re-entry Permit including PR Number and
              Re- entry Permit expiry date

                                                               WILLKOMMEN AN DER GESS   7
SCHOOL FEES STRUCTURE
          (Fees correct at the time of printing)

          The published school fees structure is applicable to all students for academic year 2018/19. Fees
          are reviewed annually and are confirmed by the 30th of April each year for the next school year. All
          published fees are inclusive of prevailing GST (Goods and Services Tax), where applicable.

          Pre-School Section
                                       Toddler Group           Pre-Kindergarten               Kindergarten              Pre-Primary
              Entrance fees ¹                 n/a                   2,945.00                    2,945.00                 2,945.00

                                          5,300.00
                                    (2 half days per week)         22,100.00                   22,100.00
                                                               (3 half days plus 2       (3 half days plus 2
              Tuition fees per            7,500.00             full days per week)       full days per week)
                                                                                                                  25,730.00 (full day)
              year                  (3 half days per week)
                                                                   25,730.00                   25,730.00
                                          12,000.00                (5 full days)               (5 full days)
                                    (5 half days per week)

              Development Levy ²
                                              n/a                      n/a                      4,890.00                 4,890.00
              per year
              Learning materials
              & excursion fees              40.00                     40.00                      170.00                   170.00
              per year

          German Section
                                           Primary School                     Secondary School I               Secondary School II
                                           (Grade EST – 4)                       (Grade 5 - 9)                   (Grade 10 – 12)
              Entrance fees ¹                  2,945.00                            2,945.00                           2,945.00
              Tuition fees
                                              18,880.00                            21,770.00                          23,870.00
              per year
              Development Levy ²
                                               4,890.00                            4,890.00                           4,890.00
              per year

          European Section
                                                                                                                         Diploma
                                                                                              Diploma
                                       Primary School            Middle School                                          Programme
                                                                                             Programme
                                        (Grade 1 – 5)            (Grade 6 - 10)                                       (Grade 11 – 12)
                                                                                           (Grade 11 - 12)
                                                                                                                         (Pamoja)
              Entrance fees ¹             2,945.00                  2,945.00                    2,945.00                 2,945.00
              Tuition fees per
                                          26,950.00                 30,730.00                  33,510.00                 35,310.00
              year
              Development Levy ²
                                          4,890.00                  4,890.00                    4,890.00                 4,890.00
              per year
              Learning materials
              & excursion fees 3           250.00                       n/a                        n/a                      n/a
              per year

          1
            Entrance fees consist of an enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable registration fee of S$945.00
          2
            First year only, from second year onwards and for the third child onwards, it’s reduced to S$2,445.00
          3
            Learning materials & excursion fees are chargeable at the beginning of the academic year

8   WELCOME TO GESS
German Section
                                                                                               Per semester
Learning Support                                             695.00
                                                                                          for two weekly lessons
Grade 5 - Wind Programme                                1,827.00 per year                       Subscription
Grade 6A & 7A - Wind Programme                          1,307.00 per year                       Subscription
Erweitertes Nachmittagsprogramm
Grade EST - 1                                                780.00                           Mon, Thu, Fri
Grade 2                                                      520.00                              Mon, Fri
Grade 3                                                      260.00                               Tue
Grade EST - 5                                                260.00                        Wed (additional day)

European Section
Nederlands Moedertaal for PYP                               2,140.00                            Per Year
Learning Support                                            1,390.00                          Per semester
EAL for PYP                                                 1,390.00                          Per semester
Examination fees IB                                        Est 1500.00                          Grade 12

Miscellaneous Charges (if applicable)
CCA/ LEP subscriptions
                                                                                 S$260.00 per semester
Subscription fee for each CCA
Extended Afternoon Programme
                                                                                 S$5,250.00 per year*
For Ages 3-6 (Monday - Friday)
Report card re-print fee
                                                                                  S$50.00 per report
Additional copy of the school report
                                                                                   S$5.00 per page
Certified true copy of the school report
Re-print of Student ID
For re-print of Student ID due to loss of card or wear and                             S$15.00
tear (after one year of issue)

Class trips, Enrichment Week and overnight excursion fees* (compulsory)
         Grade                         European Section                                German Section
           3                                                        200.00
           4                                                        300.00
           5                                                        650.00
           6                                                        650.00
           7                                                        750.00
           8                                                        800.00
           9                                                        300.00
          10                                                       1,600.00
          11                                 750.00                                        350.00
          12                                 900.00                                       1,600.00
* Fees are approximate, based on 2017/2018 academic year costs

Short Term Fees
In certain situations, it may be necessary for a student to be enrolled in GESS for a short period of time.
A student can be enrolled on a short-term basis for a maximum of six months only. After the six months,
the student must register as a regular student or withdraw from the school. The school fees for short-term
enrolment are listed below. The applicable fees are listed for each calendar month and cannot be pro-rated.

 Monthly short-term school fees (up to six months max)
 Pre-School Section                                                      S$                          Remarks
 Toddler Group
 (2 half days)                                                        740.00
 (3 half days)                                                        1,050.00                Per calendar month

 (5 half days)                                                        1,680.00
 Pre-Kindergarten/ Kindergarten/ Pre-Primary                          3,200.00                Per calendar month
 (3 half days + 2 full days)
 Pre-Kindergarten/ Kindergarten/ Pre-Primary                          3,630.00                Per calendar month
 (5 full days)
                                                                                   WILLKOMMEN AN DER GESS          9
Monthly short-term school fees (up to six months max)
            German Section
            Primary School (EST - 4)                                     2,830.00               Per calendar month
            Secondary School I (Grade 5 - 9)                             3,160.00               Per calendar month
            Secondary School II (Grade 10 - 12)                          3,410.00               Per calendar month
            European Section
            Primary School (1 - 5)                                       3,770.00               Per calendar month
            Middle School (Grade 6 - 10)                                 4,220.00               Per calendar month
            IB Diploma Programme (Grade 11 - 12)                         4,540.00               Per calendar month
           Short term students joining Semester 1 need to pay in advance for the school trip. We do not accept short-
           term enrolments for Grade 12.

           Payment Details
           By Cheque
           Cheques should be made payable to ‘GESS’ or ‘German European School Singapore’. Please indicate full
           name of parent and student on the back of the cheque.

           By Credit Card/ Nets
           Nets facilities are available at the Reception on both campuses. Mastercard and Visa are accepted for
           payment at the Main Campus. There is no facility to process charges to Diners Club, JCB or Amex. There is an
           additional 3% administrative fee for credit card payments.

           By Telegraphic transfer or GIRO payment
           Please remember to include parent/student’s name in the transfer order and email the bank remittance to
           admissions@gess.sg.

           Bank details
              Name of Beneficiary: German European School Singapore
              Name of Bank: United Overseas Bank, Thomson Branch
              Address: 251 – 253 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574376
              Account No.: 314-305-862-8; Bank Code: 7375; Branch Code: 007 Swift Code: UOVBSGSGXXX

           Payment Terms and Conditions
           Tuition Fees
           1. Tuition fees, Development Levy and material and excursion fees will be invoiced twice yearly. Any
              other charges (special support program, examinations fees, etc.) will be invoiced as and when they
              occur.
           2. Payment details and GIRO forms are available from the school’s Finance Department and on GESS’
              website.
           3. GIRO payment option is available over five monthly deductions per semester.

           Entrance Fee
           An entrance fee payment is required upon submission of an application form. The entrance fee consists of an
           enrolment fee of S$2,000.00 and non-refundable administrative fee of S$945.00 (incl. prevailing GST). An
           invoice for the entrance fee will not be issued in advance however, a receipt can be provided upon request.
           The enrolment fee will only be refunded in the following circumstances:
               i)   Student is not accepted due to the results of the student evaluation
               ii) Application is withdrawn by written notice because a student is still waitlisted on the intended
           		       enrolment date
               iii) Application is withdrawn by written notice before a place has been offered
           The enrolment fee will be forfeited where a place is offered to the applicant but not accepted or if the
           application is withdrawn by written notice after a place has been offered.

           Development Levy
           The Development Levy is payable in respect of every student other than those attending the Toddler Group.
           The Development Levy is an annual payment of S$4,890.00 (incl. prevailing GST) payable in two equal
           installments and invoiced together with tuition fees. For the third child onwards and from the second year
           onwards, the Development Levy will be charged at S$2,445.00.

10   WELCOME TO GESS
Enrolment during a school year
If and when a student enrolls during the school year, a proportional tuition fee shall be payable, calculated
as per the table below:
                    Enrolment in:                             Share of annual tuition fee payable:
                  August/September                                             100%
                       October                                                  85%
                 November/December                                              75%
                        January                                                 60%
                   February/March                                               50%
                        April                                                   35%
                      May/June                                                  25%

Short-term Enrolment
Any student, who is enrolled in the School for not more than six months, shall pay tuition fees according to
the short term fee structures (GESS School Fee Structure).
Tuition fees will be charged as follows for short term enrolments:
    Enrolled in:				                        Tuition fees chargeable
    1st to 20th day of the month		          1 month fee
    21st to end of the month		              ½ month fee
Terminating in:
   1st to 10th day of the month		          ½ month fee
   11th to end of the month		              1 month fee

Payment and Delay thereof
1. Tuition fees are payable for a whole semester in advance. Fees are not refundable in whole or in part.
2. Payment of invoices for tuition fees and ‘extras’ (such as learning resources, school excursions/class
   trips) shall be due within 30 days from the date of invoice.
3. The Principal reserves the right to refuse access to school facilities and lessons to students, whose
   invoices have not been fully settled. GESS further reserves the right to withhold any school reports or
   related documents in such cases.
4. Failure to pay the invoices on the due date may result in termination of the student contract.
5. GESS reserves the right to impose compound interest charge on overdue invoices at the rate of 8% per
   annum.
6. GIRO payments are deducted by the 15th of each month. If a GIRO payment cannot be processed or is
   rejected due to insufficient funds, a $50 admin surcharge will be charged. The failed installment will
   need to be paid via cash or cheque within seven days from notice. Failure to settle the amount within
   seven days may be treated as non-payment of fees and the student contract will be terminated.
7. Responsibility for payment of invoices: settlement of fees is the joint and several responsibilities of
   each signatory of the application form.
8. An agreement with a third party to pay the fees or any other sum due to the school does not release
   parents from any liability under these terms and conditions.
9. Any costs/expenses/charges incurred with the enforcement of this By-law, including legal costs, shall be
   borne by the parents on a full indemnity basis.
10. Written notice of withdrawal from GESS must be submitted to the Admissions Department, not later
    than 31st October for Semester 1 and 30th April for Semester 2. Failure to give adequate notice may
    result in the fees for the following semester failing due.
11. Additional rules and regulations regarding terms and conditions are available in the School By-Law and
    School Fee By-Law documents from GESS Administration.

Refund Policy
1. Termination according to Section 4.2 of the School By-law, shall take effect at the end of the school
   semester (January, July). All tuition and other fees shall be payable in full until the end of the school
   semester; there shall not be any proportionate refund.
2. For termination during the cooling off period as per No. 2.3 of the student contract, all fees paid in
   advance will be refunded in full, excluding the non-refundable registration fees as per the school’s
   Terms and Conditions.
                                                                            WILLKOMMEN AN DER GESS           11
School Orientation
           Induction
           Once you have received our letter of acceptance, you will be sent details of our orientation programme.

           Orientation is conducted at the beginning of the academic year in August before the start of the school
           year. For students starting after this, Orientation is held every Thursday at 09:00.

           Please note that students are allowed to start school only if they produce their In-Principle approval
           of dependent pass or student pass before their first day.

           Copies of the pass must be submitted to us within two weeks, failing to do so, the student will not be
           allowed to attend school.

           Books and Uniforms
            Preschool                       No books required
            German Section                  Textbooks required by the students can be purchased from the School
            European Section                Shop. Textbooks will be provided by GESS for certain grades. The cost of
                                            loaned text books are included in the school tuition fees.

           All GESS students, with the exception of those attending Parent-Child or Toddler Groups, are required
           to wear a school uniform. The school uniform can be purchased from the School Shop and must be
           obtained prior to the first day of School. For details please refer to the uniform policy.

                                   Daily Uniform                                                    Price S$
                                      Polo Shirt                                                     24.00
                                    Junior Skort                                                     27.00
                                    Senior Skort                                                     28.00
                                Shorts full elastic                                                  21.00
                                Shorts half elastic                                                  24.00
                                      Bermuda                                                        31.00
                                     Long Pants                                                      36.00
                                  Sports Uniform
                                     Sport Shirt                                                     27.00
                                    Sport Short                                                      21.00
                                     Cap (black)                                                     15.00
                                       Hoodie                                                        40.00
           * Prices are valid at the time of publishing and subjected to changes by the supplier.

           GESS Parent Portal
           Visit the parent portal to access importatn forms, school policies and all other relevant material. The
           parent portal is accessible via the GESS website. https://www.gess.sg/en/community/parent-portal/

12   WELCOME TO GESS
Bus Service
GESS has appointed a transport company to ferry students (from Kindergarten onwards) to our
campuses. To register, please complete and submit the online application form found on the GESS
website (School Life > School Bus). You are required to submit the form at least two weeks prior to the
effective date from which you would like the bus pickup service to start. If you have any questions,
please contact bus@gess.sg.

School Meals
Howe Catering have nutritional information and ingredients lists in place for all menu items being
served at GESS. The allergen information will be displayed includes gluten, dairy, eggs, peanuts
and tree-nuts. While the kitchen does its best to ensure that recipes are true to the claims made,
ingredients and suppliers do change on occasion and cross-contamination is an ongoing risk. If a child
has a particular allergen it is important they inform their teacher and a best effort will be made to
accommodate their special dietary needs.

Menus are published on the school website each month. All students may use their ID cards for
payment. The card top-up can only be done online via parents portal or kiosks available on campus.
Cash payment is also accepted. The menu for students in Pre-School is still included in their school
fees.

Co-Curricular Activities (CCA)
The Co-Curricular Activities Programme (CCA) at GESS offers over 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. It is open for students from Kindergarten up to Grade 12. The activities, aimed at
different age groups, cover a variety of disciplines from Sport, Music, Creative Arts, Performing Arts,
Science & Technology and other life-long skills. These activities are considered part of the school’s
educational programme, and students have the choice of joining one or two CCAs, giving them an
opportunity to develop new talents or to build up existing strengths. The deliberate restriction to
one or two CCAs per student leaves enough room for the students to concentrate on homework, test
preparation or any other kind of regular educational requirement. More information about the different
CCA activities offered can be found at https://cca.gess.sg.

Vocal Instrumental Programme (VIP)
Students at GESS have the opportunity to learn a variety of musical instruments within the Vocal
and Instrumental Programme (VIP). Our VIP allows students to extend their exploration of the world
of music beyond the classroom by learning a musical instrument during and after school hours.
GESS has brought together some of Singapore’s finest professional musicians to provide one-to-one
tuition in either a 30 or 45-minute weekly lesson. Lessons are offered at an additional fee during
the school day and after the school. All students will get the opportunity to perform at our Annual
Recital to show off their skills in front of family and friends. Students learning instruments at GESS
are also encouraged to participate in at least one CCA ensemble. For more information, please visit
http://gess-sg/en/school-life/after-school-activities/vocal-and-instrumental-programme.

Language Enrichment Programme (LEP)
In Pre-Primary and Primary School, all students can opt for a weekly 90-minutes long language
enrichment CCA in the form of the Language Enrichment Programme (LEP) which focuses on the
student’s mother-tongue/family language, that is not English or German. The LEP also caters to
students, who might not be native level speakers of the languages on offer but who have acquired
satisfactory interactive language skills from prior immersion in the language of choice. Currently, we
are offering 9 family languages. For futher details, you can visit our website.
   The LEP aims to
     •      improve language skills by building up vocabulary and honing syntax etc
     •      cultivate interest in cultural heritage and develop cultural knowledge through fun,
            interactive language-focused activities
     •      celebrate diversity across the Primary School

                                                                        WILLKOMMEN AN DER GESS        13
School Dates and Hours
           The academic year is divided into two semesters. The school day is arranged as follows:

           Pre-School
           Level of School                                        Start Time              End Time
           Toddler Groups                                         8.00 am                 12.30 pm
           Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Pre-Primary            8.00 am                 3.00 pm
           (full-day)

           Grades EST to 5
           German Section            Start Time       End Time
           EST and Grade 1*          7.50 am          12.20 pm         (1 school day ends at 2.50 pm)
           Grade 2*                  7.50 am          12.20 pm         (2 school days end at 2.50 pm)
           Grade 3*                  7.50 am          2.50 pm          (3 school days end at 2.50 pm)
           Grade 4 and 5             7.50 am          2.50 pm          (4 school days end at 2.50pm)
           European Section          Start Time       End Time
           Grade 1 to Grade 5        7.50 am          2.50 pm
           Lunch Break: On days that end at 2.50 pm there is a lunch break scheduled for almost an hour
           Lunch Break for Primary School: 12:25 pm till 1.15 pm
           *Optional Mid-day programme until 2.50 pm is available for German Section EST to Grade 5
           Optional CCA classes are available from 2.55 pm till 4.25 pm

           Grades 6 to 12
           German and European Section                           Start Time              End Time
           Grade 6 to 9                                          7.50 am                 2.55 pm
                                                                 7.50 am                 2.55 pm
           Grade 10 to 12                                        Depending on individual course choice of
                                                                 students, classes are scheduled until 4.25 pm.

14   WELCOME TO GESS
Final Examination Results
Conferment of Award and
Curriculum Providers
GESS offers the following courses, provided by the respective institutions:

German Section
Curriculum Providers/Course Developer                Name of Course/Certificate

Konferenz der Kultusminister of the                  Grundschule
Federal Republic of Germany

Konferenz der Kultusminister of the                  Sekundarstufe I /
Federal Republic of Germany                          Mittlerer Schulabschluss

Konferenz der Kultusminister of the                  Sekundarstufe II/
Federal Republic of Germany                          Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife

For courses provided by the “Konferenz der Kultusminister”, release of results of final examinations
and conferment of the final award certificate are in May/June. However, the exact date will depend on
confirmation by the “Konferenz der Kultusminister”.

European Section
Curriculum Providers/Course Developer                Name of Course

International Baccalaureate                          Primary Years Programme (PYP)
International Baccalaureate                          Middle Years Programme (MYP)
International Baccalaureate                          Diploma Programme (DP)

Release of results of final examinations and date of conferment of the final award certificate are at the
sole discretion of the International Baccalaureate.

                                                                        WILLKOMMEN AN DER GESS        15
GESS Calendar 2018/19
           The GESS school year starts in August and ends in June. A detailed school calendar is available on the
           GESS website.

           https://www.gess.sg/en/community/calendar

               School semesters                       Dates
               Semester 1                             16 August 2018 to 25 January 2019
               Semester 2                             28 January 2019 to 28 June 2019

               School holidays                        Dates
               Mid-term break                         15 to 21 October 2018
               End of year holiday                    14 December 2018 to 6 January 2019
               Chinese New Year break                 4 to 10 February 2019
               Mid-term break                         8 to 21 April 2019
               Summer break                           28 June to 18 August 2019

           GESS Calendar 2019/20
               School semesters                      Dates
               Semester 1                            19 August 2019 to 24 January 2020
               Semester 2                            3 February 2020 to 25 June 2020

               School holidays                       Dates
               Mid-term break                        14 to 20 October 2019
               End of year holiday                   13 December 2019 to 5 January 2020
               Chinese New Year break                27 to 31 January 2020
               Mid-term break                        6 to 19 April 2020
               Summer break                          26 June to 16 August 2020

16   WELCOME TO GESS
Parking, Drop off and Security
Parking
There are public car parks available at Dairy Farm Nature Park and Petir Road.

Drop-off pick-up
    Primary and Secondary students
    Location                                Timings
    Sports complex                          7.30 am - 8.00 am            2.15 pm - 3.30 pm
    Near Forum                              only during non-peak hours

    Preschool children
    Location                                Timings
At bus bay Preschool entrance,                8.00 am - 8.15 am                  Morning time
when no school buses are present             12.45 pm - 2.00 pm                     Early leavers
                                                                3.15 pm - 3.30 pm

Public transport

   MRT
   Nearest MRT station is Hillview MRT (Downtown line)
   The station is located 800 metres from the campus

   Bus
   There are two bus stops next to the campus:
   973 - stops in front of the campus
   966 and 700 - stop on Petir road next to the campus

Security & Access to Campuses

Security is a high priority for the School, including being able to accurately account for all students
and visitors during times of emergency. All visitors to the school, including parents dropping off
students, will need to register at the Guard House, providing some form of photo ID and a hand phone
number which will then be exchanged for a Visitors pass including evacuation instructions. We aim to
                    undertake this process with the minimum inconvenience to parents and visitors
                    and seek your understanding and cooperation. Regular Visitors may request a GESS
                    Parent ID Card, which includes their hand phone number and can be exchanged for
                    a visitors pass upon each visit, thereby negating the need to register hand phone
                    details and speeding up the registration and entrance process. Cards will be issued
                    on an individualized basis. To obtain a GESS Parent ID Card, please submit a request
                    through by scanning the QR code.

Students are issued a Student Identity Card, which they should carry with them at all times. This enables
them to use the library and facilitates purchases from the canteen. Unlike student cards issued by
Singaporean schools, students cannot use these cards to claim discounted travel on public transport.

                                                                        WILLKOMMEN AN DER GESS        17
Insurance
           GESS has the following insurance cover for its students:

           Public Liability Insurance
           This policy will indemnify the insured against liability to Third Parties, inclusive of students, in
           respect of accidental bodily injury and accidental damage to property, if and when the German School
           Association Singapore is found responsible for the incident. (For example, the policy does not cover
           a ‘clash’ between two students in the course of a brawl, if and when the responsibility is not clearly
           proven to be of the GESS.)
           The limit of indemnity for any one accident is S$ 5,000,000.00.

           Personal Accident Insurance for Students
           In the event of an accident in school, we would like to ask you to make a claim from your own insurance
           in the first instance. The school accident insurance should only be used if your own insurance refuses to
           settle the claim. The claims settlement procedure of the school accident insurance takes approximately
           2 months and the maximum cover (“Medical Expense Reimbursement”) is limited to S$10,000 and to
           S$3,000 in the case of fractures. That means that this accident insurance should be regarded more as
           a safety net for special cases and for students not covered elsewhere.
           The school accident insurance is valid worldwide, but does not cover emergency flights. For this
           purpose, students will be covered by extra travel insurance during class trips outside Singapore for a
           small fee. Further Information can be obtained from the Administration.

           Drug Testing Information
           The use and abuse of drugs by children is an area of major concern - not just for the authorities and
           parents of children concerned, but also for those responsible for their education. We at the German
           European School Singapore take this issue very seriously.
           Singapore law imposes very tough penalties on those caught using, possessing or trafficking
           unlawful drugs, and grants sweeping rights to the authorities enforcing these laws. Penalties include
           imprisonment and death penalty. Neither foreign nationals nor students are exempted from these
           laws. If found in possession or trafficking unlawful drugs in Singapore, students may simply be asked
           to leave Singapore and denied future entry into the country, or have to face more severe penalties.
           The School By-law permits the school to conduct drug tests on students of grade 7 and above in cases
           where there are good grounds of suspicion as well as at random. The Principal shall decide on the
           procedures of the test and students selected have to participate. If and when a test is positive, the
           school is required to inform the relevant authorities under Singapore law and may decide what further
           steps to take, including expulsion of the person tested positive. The school shall not be held liable for
           any consequences of the aforesaid actions which it may decide to take.

18   WELCOME TO GESS
SCHOOL Association
What is the Association?
The Association, German European School Singapore, is a ‘not-for-profit’society. This means that
every cent is re-invested into your child’s education. The Association is registered in Singapore. The
Association runs and operates the school. The members of the Association are, forthe most part, parents
of our students.

Should I be a member of the Association?
If you would like to have a say in the strategic direction of the school, then we strongly urge you
to become a member. Members vote on major decisions concerning the school at General Meetings
and have access to exclusive information through other communication channels. Important decisions
taken at General Meetings have included the introduction of the European Section and the new campus
at Dairy Farm Lane. Members also elect the Board of Governors at General Meetings to represent the
Association.

What does the Board of Governors do?
The Association is managed by the Board of Governors. Working with the school management, the
Board of Governors provides the strategic direction and develops long-term goals for the school to
ensure that our students and teachers have the tools required to receive and provide a high quality
education. The day-to-day management is of course in the hands of the school management team.
Members of the Association elect the President, Vice-President, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary
and four Ordinary Members.

How can I become involved?
The school benefits enormously from different types of expertise from the GESS community. If you
would like to actively participate in the work of the school by providing expertise for a specific project
or joining the Board of Governors, please send an email to GESS.president@gess.sg.

                     An application for enrolment at GESS is accompanied by an application for
                     membership of the German European School Association Singapore. Membership
                     is, however optional. Membership of the Association gives you the right to attend
                     Annual General Meetings and to be involved in the direction of the School, in
                     accordance with the School Rules. Please submit your application by scanning
                     the QR code.

Buddies Committee
Following is a message from our Parent Buddies Committee:

Dear New GESS Family,

On behalf of the Welcome Committee, I would like to warmly welcome you to GESS! The Welcome
Committee is dedicated to helping new parents/students familiarise themselves with GESS and
Singapore, as well as to help them with integration into the classroom community. Each class has
designated “Buddies” who will help you with your questions.

You may contact the Buddies Committee by email at buddies@gess.sg .

We wish you and your family a successful start!

Head of Buddies Committee

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SCHOOL BUS
                                                                                                      SCAN THE CODE for the
                                                                                                Transport/Bus Service Request Form

           Dear Parents

           A big welcome to everyone joining GESS in the new school term.

           Our company, KAL Transport Pte Ltd, was established in 2005. We provide school bus service and excursion
           buses to various International Schools and manage a fleet of buses for these schools.
           Over the years, our portfolio consists of GESS, Tanglin Trust School, Dover Court International, Dulwich
           College Singapore, Henry Park Primary School, Japanese Association, Julia Gabriel Centre, Chiltern
           House, Fobissea Music, Fobissea Netball, Singapore Scouts Association, SEASAC and The British High
           Commission.
           All buses that we operate are fitted with seatbelts and comply with the strict rules of Singapore
           Government. We have a healthy safety records and good standard level of service. As such, we were honor
           to be involved in:
           2006 - The British High Commission during the IMF/World Bank meetings held in Singapore
           2012 - When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were here for a visit.
           2015 - Singapore Scout Association event Singapore International Jamboree which they had Scouts
                  around the world to gather in Singapore

           We strive to constantly improve our service for families of GESS and we look forward to be of service to
           you and your children.
           Again, to all our new families our warmest welcome in joining us at GESS!
           Thank you.

           Yours sincerely

           Cyndi Kwek
           Director, KAL Transport Pte Ltd

           Contact Details
           Mailing Address
           KAL Transport Pte Ltd
           Ghim Moh Estate Post Office
           PO Box Bo 14
           Singapore 912731

           School Bus office
           Level 1, Room A116 at Bus Bay

           Telephone number: 			 +65 6365 7371
           					+65 6461 0873
           					+65 9090 5212
           					+65 8328 9259
           E-mail Address:				bus@gess.sg
           Opening hours: 			                         Mon to Fri: 7.00 am to 4.30 pm

           * Kindly inform us of any changes to your home telephone number or hand phone number so that your record with
           us is up to date.

20   WELCOME TO GESS
BUS SERVICE FEES AND ROUTES
1.    The fares are calculated based on One Map and categorised into zones from the premises of German
      European School Singapore, Dairy Farm Road, Singapore.
2.    Before deciding on your housing location, please contact the Bus Office to enquire
      about possible bus service to your new home (as service is dependent on demand).
      Bus office telephone: 6365 7371 / 6461 0873 / 9090 5212, Email: bus@gess.sg
3.    All charges are in Singapore Dollars and are billed per semester; payable twice a school year.

            Zone                   Distance               Two-ways(S$)*             One-way(S$)*
           Zone 1                   0 - 4km                   $843.00                 $595.00
           Zone 2                  4.1 - 7km                  $919.00                 $651.00
           Zone 3                 7.1 - 12km                 $1,037.00                $731.00
           Zone 4                12.1 - 16km                 $1,205.00                $851.00
           Zone 5                                   Served by East Coast Shuttle
				                     *The charges are inclusive of ERP in the Dairy Farm area
4. Zone Guides
4a) Guides to Zone 1 area
    ALMOND STREET, BUKIT BATOK EAST AVE 6, BUKIT WAY, CASHEW ROAD, CASHEW CRESCENT, CHESTNUT
    DRIVE, DAIRY FARM ROAD, ELIZABETH DRIVE, HILLVIEW AVE, HILLVIEW CRESCENT, HUME AVE, HINDHEDE
    WALK, JALAN DERMAWAN, JALAN EMAS URAI, JALAN INTAN, JALAN JURONG KECHIL, JALAN LAYANG
    LAYANG, JALAN KAKATUA, JALAN PAKIS, JALAN RAJAWALI, JALAN REMAJA, PETIR ROAD, UPPER BUKIT
    TIMAH ROAD, YUK TONG AVE, CHUN TIN..
4b) Guides to Zone 2 area
    BINJAI PARK/WALK, BRIZAY PARK, BUKIT BATOK CENTRAL LINK, BUKIT TIMAH ROAD (BEFORE SIXTH
    AVE), CHENG SOON CRESCENT, CYPRESS AVE, DUNEARN ROAD (BEFORE SIXTH AVE), ENG KONG
    TERRACE/GARDEN/PLACE, FIFTH AVE, FIR AVE, GREENBANK PARK, HIGHGATE WALK, HOLLAND LINK,
    HUA GUAN AVE, JALAN JAMBU BATU, JALAN KAMPONG CHANTEK, KISMIS AVE, OLD HOLLAND ROAD,
    SIAN TUAN AVE, SUNSET HEIGHTS, SUNSET WAY, SWISS VIEW ROAD, THAM SOONG AVE, TOH TUCK
    ROAD/CLOSE, VANDA ROAD, LAURELWOOD AVE.
4c)    Guides to Zone 3 area
       ANDERSON ROAD, ANTHONY ROAD, ARCADIA ROAD, ARDMORE PARK, ASIMONT LANE, BALMORAL
       CRESCENT, BALMORAL PARK, BALMORAL ROAD, BELMONT ROAD, BERRIMA ROAD, BUCKLEY ROAD,
       BUKIT TIMAH ROAD (AFTER SIXTH AVE), CAMBORNE ROAD, CHANCERY LANE, KENTVALE, CLUNY
       ROAD, CORNWALL GARDEN, CORONATION DRIVE, CORONATION ROAD WEST, CUSCADEN ROAD, DALVEY
       ROAD, DOVER RIASE, DRAYCOTT PARK, DUCHESS AVE, DUKE’S ROAD, DUNEARN ROAD (AFTER SIXTH
       AVE), DYSON ROAD, EVANS ROAD, EVELYN ROAD, EWE BOON ROAD, FABER GARDEN, FABER HEIGHTS,
       FABER PARK, FABER WALK, FARRER DRIVE, FARRER ROAD, FERNHILL ROAD, FORD AVE, GENTLE DRIVE,
       GILSTEAD ROAD, GREENLEAF PLACE, GREENWOOD AVE, HARLYN ROAD, HILLCREST ROAD, HOLLAND
       GROVE VIEW, HOLLAND HILL, HOLLAND ROAD, JALAN AMPANG, JALAN HAJI ALIAS, JALAN HITAM MANIS,
       JALAN ISTIMEWA, JALAN LIM TAI SEE, JALAN MERAH SAGA, JALAN RUMIA, KENG CHIN ROAD, KHEAM
       HOCK ROAD, KING’S DRIVE, LEEDON HEIGHTS, LINCOLN ROAD, MANDALAY ROAD, MERRYN ROAD, MING
       TECK PARK, MOONBEAM WALK, MOUNT SINAI DRIVE/LANE/RISE, NAMLY DRIVE, NAPIER ROAD, NASSIM
       HILL, NASSIM ROAD, NEWTON ROAD, ORANGE GROVE ROAD, PANDAN VALLEY, PRINCE OF WALES ROAD,
       QUEEN’S ROAD, RIDGEWOOD CLOSE, ROCHESTER DRIVE, ST.MARTIN’S DRIVE, SARKIES ROAD, SHELFORD
       ROAD, SOMMERVILLE ESTATE ROAD, STIRLING ROAD, SUFFOLK WALK, SURREY ROAD, TAMAN NAKHODA,
       TAMAN SERASI, THOMSON LANE/ROAD, TREVOSE CRESCENT, UNIVERSITY ROAD, WALSHE ROAD,
       WATTEN ESTATE ROAD, WATTEN RISE, WEST COAST PARK / RISE / DRIVE /CRESCENT / ROAD/WALK,
       WESTWOOD CRESCENT, WOOLERTON PARK,

4d) Guides to Zone 4 area
    ALEXANDRA ROAD/VIEW, BRIGHTHILL DRIVE, CAIRNHILL ROAD, DEPOT ROAD, GRANGE ROAD/GARDEN,
    HOLT ROAD, JALAN MUTIARA, JERVOIS ROAD/CLOSE, KIM SENG ROAD, LEONIE HILL, LLOYD ROAD, MARTIN
    PLACE, MOUNT ECHO PARK, NANYANG AVE, NATHAN ROAD, ONE TREE HILL, OXLEY ROAD, PASIR PANJANG
    ROAD, PATERSON ROAD, PRINCE CHARLES CRESCENT, RIDLEY PARK, RIVER VALLEY ROAD, ROBERTSON
    QUAY, ST.THOMAS WALK, TANGLIN ROAD, KEPPEL BAY VIEW / DRIVE, REFELECTION, CARRIBEAN.

                                                                                    WILLKOMMEN AN DER GESS   21
Cost per
                                                 After school       After school       After CCA
                                 Morning                                                                 semester per
                                                   12.30 pm        3 pm drop-off        4.30 pm
                               pick-up time                                                                 student
                                                 drop-off time          time         drop-off time
                                                                                                           (2-ways)*
            Bayshore Road
              Taxi stand
              (in front of       6.40 am            1.20 pm           4.20 pm           5.30 pm             $965
            Bayshore Park
                condo)
            Telok Kurau Rd
                (and its         6.45 am            1.10 pm           4.00 pm           5.20 pm             $915
               vicinity)
             Tanjong Rhu
                                 7.00 am            1.00 pm           3.50 pm           5.10 pm             $865
                Road
                				                          *The charges are inclusive of ERP in the Dairy Farm area

           INSURANCE
           KAL Transport has in place the following insurance cover for the students of the German European School
           Singapore.

           Public Liability Insurance
           This policy will indemnify the insured company against liability to Third Parties, inclusive of students, in
           respect of accidental bodily injury and accidental damage to property, if occurred and in case KAL is found
           legally responsible for the incident.

           The limit of indemnity for any one accident is S$ 5,000,000.00.

22   WELCOME TO GESS
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For enquiries call the Admissions Hotline
     +65 6461 0881 or fill in our
     online enquiry form via www.gess.sg
     Connect with us:

For enquiries call the Admissions Hotline
+65 6461 0881 or fill in our
online enquiry form via www.gess.sg

German European School Singapore
2 Dairy Farm Lane, Singapore 677621 | Tel: +65 6469 1131 | Fax: +65 6469 0308 | www.gess.sg

CPE registration number: S72SS0010G | Registration period: 22 June, 2017 – 21 June, 2023

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