Pre-School Teacher (German Speaking Class) - Singapore

Localisation Singapore, Singapore
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Posted on 11-16-2023

German European School Singapore

GESS is an international not-for-profit school that believes in developing confident, forward-looking students by celebrating our values respect, openness and diversity.

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Currently, more than 1800 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 at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve.

We are looking for a Preschool Teacher for one of our German speaking classes. It's a full-time position with 40 working hours per week. Start date: from 1st August 2024.

Wir suchen eine Vorschullehrerin/einen Vorschullehrer für eine unserer deutschsprachigen Klassen. Es handelt sich um eine Vollzeitstelle mit 40 Arbeitsstunden pro Woche. Startdatum ab 01. August 2024.


  • Fully responsible for running a Preschool homeroom class
  • Planning, implementation and assessment of the International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Planning, preparing and sharing documentation in relation to school curricula and children’s development, reports and digital portfolios. Involvement in policy writing, curriculum reviews etc.
  • Creating an inspiring learning environment that promotes children’s agency, independence and allows for differentiation
  • Establishing working partnerships with parents and ensuring respectful and consistent communication about children’s development and school life
  • Facilitating regular parents teacher conferences, parents’ evenings, and other parents’ activities
  • Contributing to the goals of the Preschool, reflecting the mission, vision and values of the School


  • Verantwortung für die Leitung einer Vorschulklasse / Kindergartengruppe
  • Planung, Durchführung und Bewertung gemäß International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Planung, Vorbereitung und Weitergabe von Unterlagen in Bezug auf die Lehrpläne und die Entwicklung der Kinder, Berichte und digitale Portfolios. Mitwirkung bei der Ausarbeitung von Richtlinien, Lehrplanüberprüfungen usw.
  • Schaffung eines anregenden Lernumfelds, das die Eigenverantwortung und Unabhängigkeit der Kinder fördert und Differenzierung ermöglicht 
  • Zusammenarbeit mit Eltern und Gewährleistung einer respektvollen und konsistenten Kommunikation über die Entwicklung der Kinder und das Schulleben
  • Durchführung regelmäßiger Elternsprechtage, Elternabende und anderer Aktivitäten für Eltern 
  • Beitrag zu den Zielen der Vorschule, die den Auftrag, die Vision und die Werte der Schule widerspiegeln


  • Appropriate experience and teaching qualification 
  • Articulate and effective written and oral communication in German and English language, as the medium of instruction is in German language
  • Must have previous teaching experience in a Preschool setting: knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and the Reggio Emilia philosophy is desirable
  • Must have experience in teaching hands-on and inquiry lead approaches as well as in a play-based curriculum
  • Enthusiastic and passionate when working with children, alert and responsive to their needs and interests, modelling and supporting inquiry and play based learning
  • Demonstrate highest levels of honesty, integrity and professionalism
  • Must be creative in delivering lesson plans and children-lead inquiry based learning engagements


  • Angemessene Arbeitserfahrung und Lehrbefähigung 
  • Ausdrucksstarke und effektive schriftliche und mündliche Kommunikation in deutscher und englischer Sprache, da die Unterrichtssprache Deutsch ist
  • Erfahrung im Unterrichten in einer Vorschule/ in einem Kindergarten: Kenntnisse des International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme und der Reggio Emilia Philosophie sind wünschenswert 
  • Erfahrung im Unterrichten von praktischen und forschenden Ansätzen sowie in einem spielbasierten Lehrplan 
  • Enthusiasmus und Leidenschaft bei der Arbeit mit Kindern, Aufmerksam keit und Aufgeschlossenheit für ihre Bedürfnisse und Interessen, Ermöglichen und Unterstützung von forschendem und spielerischem Lernen
  • ein Höchstmaß an Ehrlichkeit, Integrität und Professionalität
  • Kreativität bei der Erstellung von Unterrichtsplänen und von Kindern geleiteten, forschungsbasierten Lernaktivitäten

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships across the GESS community.


Our School

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 2 years onwards can enroll 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 diversity.


To Apply

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application and your complete resume. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 


Our Selection Process

At GESS we adhere to fair employment practices that consist of hiring practices that are fair, merit-based and non-discriminatory.


We are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and child protection as we promote the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.


All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory reference and background checks and the offer of employment will be subject to the completion of these. In addition, the visa entry requirements for Singapore are subject to certain requirements being met. This includes but is not limited to, mandatory diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements for children attending school in Singapore will need to be in place prior to arriving in Singapore in order for the criteria for a child Dependent Pass to be met and the visa granted. Further information on this will be shared at interview stage if applicable.


Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Safeguarding Commitment

GESS is committed to our responsibilities for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. We actively recruit candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding and, therefore, apply robust and comprehensive recruitment and selection procedures. We expect all appointed staff to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant GESS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. If the job holder identifies any instance that a child may be harmed or are at risk of harm (physically or emotionally) in any environment, they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding Team.


CPE registration number: S72SS0010G Registration period: 22 June, 2023 – 21 June, 2029