Issue: 31 | Friday 10th June 2022

Message from the Head

Dear Parents,

As we enter the last three weeks of term there are so many events and activities happening across the school that your inbox must be bursting with invites and plans!

We have residentials at Primary, activity week and work experience at Secondary, the production of Grease and transition mornings for Year 5 and 6 taking place as well as final assessment week at Secondary. That’s not all, so please check your emails, your communications from your Class Reps and especially the calendar on My School Portal (best viewed without filters). It is updated and shows all the events so you have an easy place to find information. I am looking forward to seeing you at these events over the next few weeks.

On Tuesday we had the EYFS and KS1 Sports Day and Wednesday saw our Rising Stars concert – both events were such a success and it was lovely to see the students excel both in sports and the arts.

Next week brings Primary Parent Teacher meetings to discuss the past year of learning, we have the AGM on Monday at 20:00, on Tuesday Year 10 parents have an information session about university application processes and Science options, we have an Early Years/Primary Open morning on Wednesday and Year 5 parents and students are coming to Secondary on Thursday morning!

And don’t forget to buy tickets for the Parents and Alumni Event on Friday evening, 24 June – we would love to see as many of you as possible there for a relaxing evening – for which, I have just been told, there is also a competition on one of our Social media channels.

Have a great weekend,

Matt Williams


Invitation to Year 6 Rounders match next Friday 17 June

We are excited to invite Year 6 parents who are available to come and play in Rounders game at 14:00 – 15:00 next Friday 17 June during Year 6’s final PE lesson vs their children.

We need a minimum of 12 parents to come and play.

Please email Miss Shibil if you wish to participate.

Parents who are not able to participate are welcome to come and watch!

Primary Extra-curricular Activities during Parent Teacher Meetings

Due to Parent Teacher Meetings next week, a reminder that only external clubs will be running on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (including Football by Mr Whibley and Rugby by Mr Flesher).

Clubs run by GES Staff will not take place, except for Science club run by Mr Taylor at GES Secondary, and Netball for Year 6 & Secondary students.

After School Care and Prep Club will continue as normal until 18:00 on all 3 days.


Rising Stars performance, by Mrs Humphreys (Head of Primary Music)

A huge congratulations to the children who performed in the GES Rising Stars 2022 concert on Wednesday evening.

We enjoyed outstanding performances from the KS1 recorder club, the choir, the orchestra and our GES street dancers.

These were followed by Years 5 and 6 Performing Arts Club, who performed their own show, ‘Magical Movies.’

A great evening was had by all!

Sorties pédagogiques à Genthod

Dans le cadre de leurs leçons de Géographie et de Français, les enfants de Key Stage 1 ont récemment visité à pied le village de Genthod avec leurs professeurs.

Munis d’une carte et d’un peu d’argent de poche, ils se sont amusés au parc de Genthod puis se sont rendus à l’épicerie “C’est ici l’endroit où” pour pratiquer leur français, et commander à manger ou à boire.


Pupils' success

Crossfit MURPH workout

We have seen a fantastic performance by the Secondary Crossfiters this week. After only a few weeks of specific training, they managed to achieve the famous MURPH workout:

– 1600m running
– 100 pull ups
– 200 push ups
– 300 squats

All of this in less than 40 minutes – Congrats to all – you are an amazing group!

Music exam results

Congratulations to the following Primary students for their amazing exam results in violin:

  • Matt Marshall (Year 6) : Grade 4 – Merit
  • Caitlin Daly (Year 6) : Grade 3 – Distinction
  • Noah Sheikh (Year 5) : Grade 2 – Distinction

Annual General Meeting - next Monday 13 June

A reminder that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association will take place next Monday,  13 June at 20:00 via Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 2613 7143
Passcode: 377248

The election process for the two vacant parent members to the Board of Governors positions will close this weekend, on Sunday 12 June at midnight.

We look forward to seeing you next Monday.

Library Books reminder, from Mrs Wiesendanger

Please could pupils make sure to return all French and English library books on Monday, 13 June so that we have time to control the inventory before the end of term.

We would be particularly grateful if this could be done before pupils leave on Residentials or start Activity Week (starting 20 June).

With thanks for all your help,

Mrs Wiesendanger

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

We very much hope that you have pencilled in the GREASE performance of our Secondary PA Club for Monday, 27 June at the Salle de Spectacle de Genthod. We have heard some of the singing in the corridors and it sounded brilliant..

Under the direction of Karen Ball, music production by Lucy Colwill, and with the participation of Ylana (Y10) for music, our 15 talented Secondary students have been working hard on their upcoming performance.
  • Salle de Spectacle, Genthod
  • Monday 27 June 18:30

Should you have time for more theatre, here is another recommendation from Ms Ball:

A Night at the Musicals

A talented cast of 45 adults and children will perform melodies from 14 of the greatest musicals in recent years.

  • GAOS Musical Theatre
  • Théâtre de Marens, Nyon
  • From Friday 17 to Saturday 19 June
  • Details and booking here

"ON:Running" small feet new testing quest / Visit on 13 June

Our friends from ON:Running, the innovative Swiss shoe brand will be onsite on Monday, 13 June for their  “small feet” testers programme.

Some of our families are already participating in this testing programme. However, if your child loves trainers, wears approximately one of the below sizes and would like to participate in the tests, please contact Amra Cenanovic from ON’s testing department directly via [email protected].

The new tests will be for 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)

Amra would be delighted to tell you more about the “small feet” testing project and discuss whether your child would be a suitable tester.