Gan Eng Seng School

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Learn More About The Gan Eng Seng School

Gan Eng Seng School opened in 1986 on a new site next to the Keppel Railway Station, inaugurated on July 12, 1989. The National Heritage Board classified the school’s original site at Telok Ayer Street as a national historical landmark in 1997. Mr Gan Eng Seng established a school in three shophouses on Telok Ayer Street in 1885 to provide free education to the children of impoverished parents in the area. It was known as the Anglo-Chinese Free School, and it was unrelated to Bishop W.F. Oldham’s second Anglo-Chinese School, which opened a year later. 


Gan Eng Seng School

School Philosophy, Culture, and Ethos:

GESS is committed to delivering a high-quality educational experience for all students, enabling them to be inventive thinkers, collaborative learners, principle leaders, and love-embodied individuals, as outlined in our Gaussian picture. We think that education in the twenty-first century is about nourishing the person in an atmosphere in which every student and staff member gets appreciated, supported, and enabled to thrive, learn, and care for others, and their achievements are acknowledged. The CCE curriculum at the Gan Eng Seng School engages every student’s mind and will participate in programs like level camps and community and youth leadership activities that aim to build self-mastery abilities and enable them to contribute to the community. It is in line with our Founder’s goal of providing opportunities for students of all backgrounds and skills to study and grow together as a community.


Gan Eng Seng School Classroom

General Rules:

  • Students must always act in a manner that exemplifies the school values of Integrity, Compassion, Resilience, Discipline, and Respect.
  • At all times, students must be kind and considerate. Upon meeting teaching personnel, non-teaching employees, and tourists, they must greet them.
  • Students must always respect and follow school officials, such as the principal, instructors, student leaders, and non-teaching personnel.
  • During class, students must be attentive at all times. They are not allowed to sleep, rest their heads on the tables, or act in a disruptive manner.
  • Students must request permission from a teacher to leave the classroom for legitimate reasons. 
  • Students must make effective and productive use of their time during relief periods or while the instructor is absent from the classroom.
  • They should not waste time sleeping or conversing with their peers. 


Gan Eng Seng School Singapore

Subject offered:

  • Additional Mathematics
  • Art (O Level)
  • Basic Chinese
  • Basic Malay
  • Basic Tamil
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Normal (Academic)
  • Computer Applications
  • Design and Technology
  • Elements of Business Skills
  • English Language
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Food and Consumer Education
  • Higher Chinese
  • Humanities (Social Studies and Geography)
  • Literature in English
  • Malay
  • Malay Normal (Academic)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics (Syllabus A)
  • Mathematics (Syllabus T)
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Syllabus T)
  • Social Studies Normal (Technical)
  • Tamil
  • Tamil Normal (Academic)
  • Geography
  • History
  • Higher Malay

Co-curricular activities (CCAs):

Visual and Performing Arts:

  • Band – Military
  • Choir
  • Dance – International
  • Drama – English

Uniformed Groups:

  • Boys’ Brigade
  • Girls’ Brigade
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC) (Land) (Boys)
  • Scouts
  • St. John Brigade


Gan Eng Seng School Canteen

Physical Sports:

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country
  • Football (Boys)
  • Table Tennis (Girls)

Clubs and Societies:

  • Entrepreneur Club
  • Infocom Club

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