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GESM at the EIS ®Eurocampus

EUROCAMPUS as a name stands for a principle: It is a unique place where multicultural variety is not just a word or idea, but real life, everyday.

The German European School Manila and Lycée Français de Manille form the EUROCAMPUS, the first of its kind in the world and a model  This campus is now home to more than 700 students from at least 50 nationalities after a quarter century’s existence in the Philippines.

The European International School was established in July 2003 primarily to provide shared services to the Philippine-based operation of the Deutsche Schule in Manila (DSM or German School Manila) and the Lycee Français de Manille (LFM or French School Manila). Both DSM and LFM were established to be a venue for elementary and secondary school education of dependents of foreign diplomatic personnel as well as other foreign temporary residents and local residents of the Philippines.   

Its first mission statement was to promote cultural awareness in the spirit of intercultural learning and understanding by embracing all professional, educational and human aspects of cooperation, promoting excellence and developing autonomy skills while enhancing curiosity and respect for diversity.

 

EIS was given a Certificate of  Authorization to offer the Diploma Program of the International Baccalaureate Organization in June 5, 2003.  This opened up options for students of both DSM and LFM aged 16 to 19 to take the programme making them eligible for entry into higher education anywhere around the world.  Starting Aug 2007, the IB Programme was assumed and operated solely by the German School. 

Elysée Treaty

January 22 is the commemorating anniversary of the signature of the Elysee Treaty, which is the milestone of the French-German friendship, hence a crucial moment for both the LFM and the GESM. 


Elysée Treaty Exhibition 2018

 

On that day, we remember the importance of good relationships and common values, understanding and tolerance between cultures, peoples and countries. Everyday, on EIS Eurocampus, we are committed to both schools' common

EIS EUROCAMPUS programme 

VISION  

Nurture and educate children of various nationalities,

developing them into responsible, productive and self reliant members of society

with an appreciation of various foreign and local culture. 

 

MISSION 

To operate the Philippine based German School and French School curriculum in the Philippines. 

To offer a diploma program of the International Baccalaureate Organization presenting them as candidates for IBO Examination

which would qualify them to enter world renowned universities and colleges. 

Facilities

EIS has an agreement with the European Educational Foundation, a foundation with similar purpose, which allows EIS to use a 20,000 sq.m. land campus with a swimming pool, auditorium, 3 laboratory rooms, sportsfield, gym, canteen, Faculty room, library, multipurpose room and parking area which accommodates up to 63 vehicles, an administration building, 3 main buildings which has a total of more than 50 classrooms. EIS also rents another one lot adjacent to the gate which accommodates 16 vehicles and another adjacent building for extra office space and classrooms. 

List of the service facilities we share

  • Documentation and Information Centre (CDI) – School Library

  • Sport facilities, swimming pool

  • Playground

  • School garden

  • Auditorium

  • Safety and Security staff and installations (ICTV)

  • Ecological waste disposal

  • School canteen

  • School transportation

  • School Clinic

Our common activities

  • Extra-curricular activities (ECA)

  • Joint sports activities (soccer)

  • Joint music activities (choir, orchestra)

  • Activities to heighten responsibility towards the environment

  • Class room visits 

  • Festivals
    • Remembrance Day Ceremony

       

       

    • Elysée Treaty Commemoration Ceremony

    • International Festival

    • European Day Festival

    • Popular festivals like Christmas etc

  • Arts exhibitions,

  • Theatre groups

  • Writing competitions ("Golden Feather"- Third Culture Project)

  • Field trips

Common decisions are made through official representatives of both schools as presented below.

Programs and services are conceptualized at regular meetings approximately four to six times a year of the Joint Advisory Committee (JAC), a joint committee organized by an agreement between and among the European Intl School, the German School Parents Association and the French School Parents Association.  The  Joint Advisory Committee is composed of the following:  president, treasurer and a board member of the DSM, president, treasurer and a board member of the LFM, the (2) headmasters of both DSM and LFM, the (2) administrators of both DSM & LFM and  (2) representatives or cultural attaché of the German Embassy and the French Embassy.  

 

Implementation of the programs and services is handled by the headmasters and the administrators of DSM and LFM and the coordinator of the IB Program. They are also monitored by the committee heads and members assigned by the JAC as the need arises for committees to be formed for specific projects decided on by the JAC.  Programs are ensured by the continuous reporting and close monitoring of Fund usage to both DSM and LFM. 

mgabel 3.07.2019

German European School Manila

75 Swaziland Street

Better Living Subdivision

1711 Parañaque City, Philippines

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