School Life
School Societies & Clubs

Developing a well-balanced lifestyle

We believe that all our students should be given every chance to discover subjects and activities that genuinely appeal to them, and to pursue their passions in a supportive learning environment.

House system

Encouraging collaboration and healthy competition amongst our students

GEMS World Academy’s House System encourages and fosters teamwork, participation and sportsmanship in all areas of school life. The house system is designed to strengthen and consolidate our ethos as a whole school by building team relationships and facilitating students’ opportunities to lead and represent their houses in competitive and fun activities. The sense of community within each of the houses encourages a feeling of identity and belonging.

4 Houses

Our House System was launched in 2019. It comprises four Houses, each with its own mascot (Panthers, Cheetahs, Leopards, Tigers) and appointed House Leaders selected from the staff and student body (one teacher leader and two student leaders).

Their task is to motivate and encourage the students within their respective House and play a full and active part in the inter-House competitions.

We encourage all of our students to play an active role in the success of their allocated House. We have created many events throughout the school year where students, in their houses, compete and are rewarded at both an individual and team level. Some of these events include; sports day, swimming gala, spelling bees, trivia day, language and culture week competition, and several challenge events during assembly and homeroom time. We have also linked our house system with the IB learner profile. Students who demonstrate any of the ten IB learner profile traits will be issued rewards points that add to the end of year house competition.

Extracurricular activities

GEMS (Singapore) provides diverse extracurricular activities (ECA) in academics, sports and the arts throughout the year for students from KG2 to Grade 12. Our goal is to have a balanced ECA programme that allows your child to develop their character, acquire new skills and discover new passions. These ECAs are run by our excellent faculty members and provided free of charge.

Early/Primary Years ActivitiesSecondary Years Activities
Art Club, Basketball, Chess Club, Choding, Choir, Current Affair Club, Environmental Action Council, Football Skills, Learn to Swim, Lego, Puzzle Games, Drama, Sport Skills, STEM, Zumba.3D Design, SketchUp, Art Club, Art Smart, Basketball, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Dance Club, Debate Club, Environmental Action Council, Fitness Fridays, Football, GEMS Strings, GEMS Voices, Hack Club, Maker Space, Monday Yoga, Mock United Nations, Robotics, Rock Band, Student Council, Theatre Production, TED Talk, World Scholar’s.

Not all ECAs listed here will be available throughout the academic year. This is not an exhaustive list and does not reflect the ECAs available at the current moment.

Enrichment Programme

We also offer various activities as part of our enrichment programme at an additional charge. Professional instructors lead these activities from external providers* that work under the GEMS (Singapore) regulations and standards.

Type of activities: Aviation club, Backpack Filmmaking, Ballet Advance, Chalk Wood, Coerver Football, Drama (Physical Theatre), Gymnastics, Karate, MICROBIT, Percussion (Physical Theatre), Proform Basketball Skills, Spartan Boxing, Taekwondo, Yoga, XLab Swimming.

Not all enrichment activities listed here will be available throughout the academic year. This is not an exhaustive list and does not reflect the activities available at the current moment.

*Additional charges apply.

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