Primary Years Deputy Principal Message: ECA Update Season 2 & 3

We are nearing the end of what has been a fantastic second ECA (Extra Curricular Activities) season. We have registered record participation numbers across a wide variety of activities and non-competitive sports. It is always encouraging to see our students stepping out of their comfort zone and trying new activities. These experiences develop a resilience and confidence within our students as they develop into true global citizens.

The goal of the ECA programme in the Primary Years is to expose our students to a wide range of skills and experiences that will complement the learning that is taking place in the classroom. The Primary Years teachers and teaching assistants provide the majority of the activities each season and do a fantastic job supporting our ECA programme. As-and-when we feel additional opportunities and activities are required we then outsource the programs to external providers. These external providers work closely with our divisional leadership team and are required to meet all GEMS (Singapore) standards and expectations.

ECA Important Dates:

  • Season 2 will be finishing on the 9th of February
  • Season 3 will run from the 26th of February through until the 19th of May
  • Registration for Season 3 ECA’s will take place via SchoolsBuddy from the 5th to the 9th of February.

SchoolsBuddy Information

SchoolsBuddy is our ECA registration software. If you are new to GEMS (Singapore) an account will be set up for you and you will receive a welcome email from SchoolsBuddy. Please follow the links within the welcome email to access your child’s ECA account.

Please note that all ECA registrations need to be completed in SchoolsBuddy.

Registrations for Season 3 will be done on a preference basis and not a first come, first served basis. Please enter as many preferences as possible in order to secure an activity. SchoolsBuddy automatically assigns students into ECA’s with the goal of students being allocated either their first or second choice.

We look forward to a fantastic third ECA season!






Mike Gilmour, Primary Years Deputy Principal, GEMS World Academy (Singapore)

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