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Head of Pre-School

Location: Dairy Farm Campus (Singapore)
Functional area: Human Resources
Employment type: Full-time
Job type: Contract


Head of Pre-School 
commencing 1 August 2020

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates. Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School. Children aged 18 months onwards can enrol in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and inclusion. Currently, more than 1600 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located in a popular residential area at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve and with very good access to the public transport system


  • To be fully responsible for the management, quality and growth of the Pre-school
  • Management of the day to day running of the preschool
  • To cultivate and lead a shared school vision
  • Nurture and sustain a culture and instructional programme conducive to learning and staff development
  • Ensure management of school operations to produce a safe and effective learning and teaching environment
  • Collaborate and work closely with families and the diverse communities that the school serves
  • Lead by example by promoting integrity, fairness, and ethical behavior
  • Continuous improvement and development of the Preschool’s IB PYP, Play Based and German Curriculum
  • Capability to promote, develop and implement new programs in the Pre-School Department
  • Qualifications as social educator (Degree) or certified early childhood educator and relevant experience in a similar leadership position
  • Fluent spoken and written English, German advantageous
  • Must have knowledge of the PYP (Primary Years Programme) and / or German educational programmes (curricula)
  • Strong leadership skills, with ability to impact staff growth and development
  • Build solid relationships with staff, parents and leadership team
  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to integrate and embrace diverse cultures
  • In charge of fostering a positive environment and be aligned to school values
​We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application, your complete resume, salary expectations and a recent photo.     
Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. Submit your application via our Careers Page at  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 
Our students are our most valuable assets. As any professional international school, GESS has a Child Protection Policy. Our recruitment process reflects this policy in that we ask for a police clearance check and further background checks for shortlisted candidates.
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