Primary School Teacher - Lehrer/-in Grundschule

Singapore /
Academic – German Primary /
Full Time (Fixed Term)
/ On-site
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 Primary School Teachers to deliver the German primary school curriculum from 01 January 2024 on.

Ab 01 Januar 2024 suchen wir eine Grundschullehrkraft, die gemäß deutschem Grundschulcurriculum an der Deutsch Europäischen Schule in Singapur als Klassenleitung unterrichtet.


    • Teaching a primary school homeroom class
    • Plan collaboratively with grade level team
    • Proactive participation in school development
    • Attend meetings, complete supervision duties, participate in professional development
    • Proactive communication with parents and contribution to the representation of the school
    • be an active member of the school community


    • Recognised teaching qualification (2. Staatsexamen or equivalent recognized teaching qualification)
    • Knowledge, understanding or teaching experience of the German primary school curriculum
    • Articulate and effective written and oral communication in German and English, as the medium of instruction is German
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Experience of working in an international school setting advantageous
    • Humorous and resilient personality with passion for teaching and educating of primary students
    • Experience with teaching methods that empower individualistic learning
    • Good computer skills and experience integrating new media into the class
    • Openness to work in an international team


    • Klassenleitung & Fachunterricht in der Grundschule
    • Mitarbeit im Jahrgangsstufenteam
    • Proaktives Engagement in der Schulentwicklung
    • Teilnahme an Meetings und Personalentwicklungsmaßnahmen sowie Ausführung von Aufsichten
    • Proaktive Elternkommunikation und Mitarbeit in der Außendarstellung der Schule
    • Aktive Teilnahme am Schulleben


    • Abgeschlossene Lehramtsausbildung für das Grundschullehramt (2. Staatsexamen oder gleichwertig)
    • Kenntnisse über und Erfahrung mit dem deutschen Grundschullehrplan
    • Fließende Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse, da die Unterrichtssprache Deutsch ist
    • Fähigkeit zum eigenständigen Arbeiten sowie für die Arbeit im Team
    • Arbeitserfahrung an internationalen Schulen wünschenswert
    • Humorvolle und belastbare Persönlichkeit mit Freude am Unterrichten und Erziehen junger Menschen
    • Erfahrung mit Unterrichtsmethoden, die zum individualisierten Lernen führen
    • Sichere Computerkenntnisse und Erfahrung in der Einbindung der neuen Medien in den Fachunterricht
    • Aufgeschlossenheit zur Mitarbeit in einem internationalen Team
Sie freuen sich darauf, in einem internationalen und ambitionierten Team zusammenzuarbeiten, Ihr Fachwissen zu teilen und die Schule zu repräsentieren. Sie kommunizieren souverän und situationsübergreifend mit verschiedenen Zielgruppen und nutzen Ihre Expertise, um starke Beziehungen innerhalb der GESS Community aufzubauen. Sie sind bereit, Ihren Unterricht auf höchstem Niveau zu gestalten. Die Schule bietet mit ihrer Ausstattung und Organisation beste Möglichkeiten zur eigenen professionellen Weiterentwicklung und fördert außerdem die Weiterbildung der Mitarbeitenden durch zum Beispiel vielfältige Schulungen und Seminare. 

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