Issue: 22 | Friday 18th March 2022

Message from the Head

Dear Parents,

It has been another week of getting back to normal after COVID. Thank you to the Reception, KS1 and Year 3 parents for coming into the carousel showcase on Monday and the Year 6 and Year 4 parents coming in to look at students’ work and have a cup of coffee. The school and children have been buzzing with you back on site and it was wonderful to see all the creativity of students and staff on show. Secondary students have been out on trips and visits and a KS3 coffee morning will take place before Easter.

Thank you to those parents who have completed the languages survey that went out last week. It was lovely to read all the comments about languages and the acknowledgement of the positive changes that we have made. In our planning for next year, we have decided to reintroduce a third group back for Primary French. This was partly in response to feedback from parents and also in recognition that, due to the increasing popularity of the school we are having a number of joiners throughout the year that may need support in addition to the excellent self-guided French language Passport that we introduced.

I also want to say thank you to the parent community for the support that you have been giving to refugees that have arrived in Switzerland. Requests for items are being put on the Facebook Community page regularly and everything received is then directed and given to those in need. We will be holding a fundraising Easter hunt on Friday 1 April, please hold the date in your diary.

Finally, we realise that some of you may be relocating over the summer and will therefore leave GES. This a reminder that if you are in this situation, you need to give notice of withdrawal by formally writing to me (or via [email protected]) by midnight on Sunday 23 April 2022.

Have a lovely weekend,

Matt Williams

Primary Carousel showcase videos

For any parents who were unable to attend the STEAM and Creative carousel showcase events at Primary, we are happy to share the video links with you:


Friday 1 April, 16:30 - 19:00 : Whole School EASTER picnic, pizza and treasure hunt

Come along and join friends, bring your own picnic or why not buy a pizza from the delicious Pizza Matta.

There will be a GES bar, cake sale, a treasure hunt (CHF 5) with a prize for each child and a wonderful raffle.

Please note the treasure hunt will be running from 16:30 to 18:00.

Please bring CASH and donate generously – all money raised will be going to humanitarian aid charities helping in the ongoing crisis.

Primary House Dance off - Wednesday 30 March

The House Captains are delighted to announce that they have organised a GES Dance Off!

KS1 and KS2 students are invited to come to school on Wednesday 30 March dressed in their house colours. At break time they will have a chance to show off their dancing skills under the watchful eyes of the house captains, who will be awarding stars.

Good luck!


World Book Day: KS3 Comic Competition winners

In celebration of World Book Day at Secondary, all KS3 students turned their favorite book into a comic.

Congratulations to our winners, whose comics are featured here.

  • Marisa in Year 7,
  • Ela in Year 8,
  • Karen in Year 9

They were awarded a gift voucher this week to buy a book – Happy reading!

GES Golf Academy - spaces left

Please note that the GES Golf Academy registration is already open for the Summer term.

If your child has an interest in learning golf, or may already play golf, please complete this form by Friday 8 April 2022 to let us know of their interest in joining this activity.

Here are the details of the programme:

  • WHAT: One hour of professional golf coaching
  • WHO: For students from Years 5 to 11
  • WHEN: Every Friday from 16:00 – 17:00, starting on Friday 6 May
  • WHERE: Golf de la Vieille-Bâtie (Rte de la Vieille-Bâtie 50, 1239 Collex-Bossy). Students will need to be transported to the golf club independently where they will meet with Miss Shibil.
  • HOW MUCH: Between 25-30 CHF per session


"ON:Running" small feet new testing quest

Our friends from ON:Running, the innovative Swiss shoe brand are still looking again for “small feet” testers (or not so small) in the following shoe sizes:

  • Children that wear kids size EU 31 (UK12.5K/ US13)
  • Children/ Teens that wear adult size EU36 1/2 (UK4/ US4.5)

If your child loves sneakers and wears one of the above sizes, please contact Amra from their testing department directly via [email protected].

Amra will happily tell you more about their small feet testing project. The fittings will conveniently take part at GES.

Theatre recommendations, From Mrs Ball (Head of Drama and Performing Arts)

For all of our theatre and performance lovers, here is Mrs Ball’s latest recommendations of local theatre productions.

If you would like further information about any of these, you are welcome to email Mrs Ball at [email protected].


Une promenade musicale dans l’univers magique du cirque avec un concert haut en couleurs pour les yeux et les oreilles !

  • Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
  • Salle Marie Laggé – Boulevard Carl-Vogt 102, 1205 Genève
  • On Saturday 9 April 2022 at 10:30 and 16:00
  • Details and tickets here


Enter the Oklahoma territory of 1906, beyond the western reaches of the federated United States. Shotgun rides, shotgun weddings, and shotgun justice. No local government, no electricity, no motor cars.

  • Simply Theatre Studios, Versoix.
  • From Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 April 2022
  • Details and tickets here