Issue: 35 | Friday 21st June 2024

Message from Mr Williams, Headteacher

Dear Parents,

I hope that, if your child has been on a residential trip, you have enjoyed the quiet this week and not missed them too much. The reports that I have heard back from Italy and Switzerland are that students and staff have had a fabulous time. If you have not managed to see the photos of the different trips then please read further down this newsletter for a glimpse of our students in action. Staff do try their best to get photos of every child, but please understand that it may not be possible to get great pictures of everyone.

Next week is a busy last week of term and I thought it would be useful to outline what is coming up:


  • Beauty and the Beast performance at the Espace Culturel de Genthod from 6.00pm to 7.30pm


  • Year 6 to Year 7 transition day at Secondary.
  • The Addams Family performance in the Espace Culturel de Genthod from 6.00pm to 7.30pm


  • Year 6 graduation event at Primary from 5.15pm to 6.15pm


  • End of term at Primary and Secondary at midday
  • 12pm to 2pm – End of term whole-school community picnic at Primary. 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing many of you at the events above next week.

Matt Williams

From the Primary School

Smashing Success for our Primary Residential Trips

Our Primary campus has grown increasingly quiet this week as students in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 have successively departed on their residential trips.

Enjoying the great outdoors in the canton of Valais, our adventurers have taken part in some exciting activities ranging from archery to land art, from hiking to mountain biking, from wall-climbing to tree-climbing and much more! Click on the links below for photos of each year group’s trip.

Year 3 residential trip
Year 4 residential trip
Year 5 residential trip
Year 6 residential trip


Final Reminder | Beauty and the Beast

Don’t forget!

The Year 5 and 6 performance of Beauty and the Beast will take place on Monday 24 June at 17:30 at the Espace Culturel de Genthod.

We look forward to seeing many of you for this evening of song and dance.

Free admission

N’oubliez pas !

Le spectacle, Beauty and the Beast, des classes 5 et 6 aura lieu le lundi 24 juin à 17h30 à l’Espace Culturel de Genthod.

Nous nous réjouissons de vous voir nombreux pour cette soirée de chant et de danse.

Entrée libre

After School Care with a Flourish

Our After School Care clubbers have been busy with a flurry of activities including cooking all kinds of delicious concoctions and creating sand art and tasty-looking painted ice-creams.

See the photos here

News from Secondary

Artistic Time Travel for our Key Stage 3 Students

Our Key Stage 3 students enjoyed a fun visit to the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva this week.

As they walked through the museum, their teacher, Ms Hopley, explained the evolution of the different art styles across the centuries, and the vast array of paintings, sculptures and artefacts certainly piqued our students’ interest.

After the museum visit, our exhibition-goers treated themselves to a well-deserved ice cream.

See here for photos


Final Reminder | The Addams Family

Coming up next Tuesday 25 June at 18:00 at the Espace Culturel de Genthod, The Addams Family musical comedy will bring to life eccentric and ghoulish characters whose affinity for all things macabre has enchanted audiences around the world.

Save the date for this performance by our Secondary thespians!

Free admission

2000 Year-Old Travels

Our Secondary globetrotters have had a whirlwind of fun and learning during their residential trip to Naples this week. Taking a tour back through history, they discovered the fascinating episode of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, which engulfed the ancient towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

During their guided tours of the area, they were able to witness the recreation of gladiator battles and admire 2000-year-old mosaics and frescos.

Click here for photos


School News

GES Joins King Charles' Birthday Celebrations

This week, representatives of GES had the honour of attending a celebration of King Charles’ birthday at the residence of the British Ambassador to the United Nations, Simon Manley.

Organised by the British Residents’ Association and the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce at the magnificent Château de Bossey, this event was a great opportunity for our school to demonstrate the central role we play in the private education sector in Geneva. We were proud to have our flags flying for all guests to see at this celebration.

Click here for photos


Reminder | End of Term Picnic

Join us for the GES end of term picnic on Friday 28 June – the last day of school! Starting at 12:20, this event is the perfect way to end the school year and for families, friends, staff and students to enjoy a relaxing time together before we all head out for the summer holidays.

Hosted on the beautiful grounds of our Primary campus, this event will include a bar and pizza van. So bring along your picnic blankets and snacks and come and join in the fun!