Issue: 11 | Friday 28th May 2021

Message from the Head

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend. With the drier and slightly warmer weather, I managed to get up into the Jura and did a wonderful walk up to Le Noirmont. I can thoroughly recommend it as a great way to clear your head and see a beautiful part of the world from up high.

When we came back to school on Tuesday, we ran a day of interviews for our Primary vacancies. I am delighted to let you know that we had a very successful day and were spoiled for choice in terms of candidates. In the end, and after much deliberation, we decided to appoint Mrs Cryer to cover Mrs Vavrecka’s maternity leave and Mrs Gilbert to cover for Mrs Livesley. Both will be class teachers for a full year – Mrs Cryer in KS1 and Mrs Gilbert in Year 4 starting in August. Joining Mrs Gilbert in Year 4 will be Mr Aaron Bradley. Mr Bradley is currently a member of the leadership team in a school in Doha and will bring a wealth of experience into Year 4 as well as a passion for creative learning. Aaron hails from Ireland and he is so excited to be joining us and working with Mrs Gilbert in Year 4.

In Year 5, replacing Mrs Wright (who left at Christmas) is Mr Alex Wadlow. Mr Wadlow is currently a Year 6 teacher and Maths subject lead at an Academy in Bournemouth. He is a trained SATS marker for English and Maths as well as a keen lover of the outdoors. We are looking forward to Mr Bradley and Mr Wadlow joining our community and we know the students will love being taught by them.

I would like to congratulate and thank Ms Suzy Rochester who, at Easter, was appointed to a permanent position at Florimont. Suzy has done a wonderful job covering Year 3 and 5 over the last few years and will be missed very much by the students and staff alike. We are delighted she has secured a permanent post for September and wish her the best of luck in her new role.

Just a reminder that we will be having our General Meeting on 7 June via Zoom. Please come along. It will give you a chance to hear about a review of this year, plans for next year and an update on recruitment and finances. Ahead of the AGM, I would also invite you to vote for the vacancies on the Board of Governors if you haven’t already done so.

Year 1 and Reception parents should have received a letter from Mrs Cesmat yesterday about the new Key Stage 1 structure. If you haven’t received the letter please, check your spam folder and then email the office for a copy.

On Tuesday we will have our annual ProCert inspection from the Swiss authorities. The auditor will be based at Secondary and will check a range of compliance areas. Thanks to Mrs Power and Ms Priestley for all their work in preparation for it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Matt Williams

From the Sport & PE Department


Please can we ask Primary students to wear their HOUSE PE tops on the following dates:
  • Monday 7 June – Year 1 and Year 5
  • Tuesday 8 June – Year 6
  • Thursday 10 June – Year 3
  • Friday 11 June – Year 2 and Year 4
  • Tuesday 15 June – Nursery and Reception

In order to comply with the cantonal rules, the children will compete in their Year groups during PE lessons. 

With the sun shining again and the help of our GES Secondary Sports Leaders to assist us, we are confident in having lovely sports days across Lower and Upper School.

We’ll report from the field!