Issue: 30 | Friday 3rd June 2022

Message from the Head

Dear Parents,

I hope that you all had a great long weekend and are looking forward to another bank holiday weekend this week. It was great to see so many of you at the Primary Sports day last Wednesday and a massive thank you to Ms Shibil for all the work that went into making it such a great success. Weather permitting, EYFS and KS1 will have their event next week and during activity week there will be an opportunity for Secondary students to have their own version of Sports day.

As always, this is a busy time of year and there are lots of events and activities taking place over the last 4 weeks of term. Please keep an eye out for emails from the school about the activities that are scheduled and log onto My School Portal for the most up to date calendar and information. One event that may have slipped you by is a Parents and Alumni event on the evening of Friday 24 June. This is our first alumni event and will give an opportunity for the community, past and present to come together. Please click here to find out more and purchase tickets. The following day we have our summer fair – the first one for two years so please do come along and join us for a whole range of activities.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Matt Williams
Head

CHILDREN' SUCCESS AND INITIATIVES

Walk the Talk challenge, Geneva

Congratulations to Adam, Edgar, Noah and Joseph from Year 5 who completed the “Walk the Talk” challenge two weeks ago by walking 4.2km.

The event was organised by WHO with the UN family and the Geneva community to celebrate the importance of healthy lifestyles.

Cycle 4 change challenge

Rocky in Year 6 is completing a project that will have a positive impact on the environment – ‘I can be the change.’ Click here to see the poster.

As part of the project he would like as many people as possible to complete this survey.

In addition, if you would like to take part in the challenge of cycling to school on Tuesday 7 June, you could have a chance to win!

FROM YOUR TEACHERS

Year 7 Outdoor club / Gemüseackerdemie

Dear GES community,

Over the past month, the Y7 Outdoor club has been planting lots of wonderful vegetables in cooperation with Gemüseackerdemie. We are excited to now have planted corn, tomatoes, peas, cucumber, pumpkin and lots more.

We would like to ask for your help during the summer holidays. If you are interested in offering your support to water the plants, please let Mrs Robinson know and email her under [email protected]

You will be able to harvest fresh tomates as a reward and thank you.

EYFS & KS1 Sports Days next week

We look forward to welcoming you to EYFS and KS1 sports day next Tuesday, 7 June from 10:15-12:15.

Please make sure all children are wearing their house shirts and sports kit.

If the event was to be cancelled due to the weather making the field slippy and unsafe we will make a call at 8:45, and you will therefore be informed by 9:00 on Tuesday, 7 June. Our final reserve date for the sports day is Tuesday, 14 June.

We kindly ask you to park in the allocated spaces in order not to block other cars if you are coming to watch and support your children.

Fingers crossed for great weather!

From the Primary School Office

Residential trips: Medical Consent form needed

Thank you to those of you who have already completed the Medical Consent and Emergency Contact form (and the Autorisation de Sortie du Territoire form for families living in France).

We would like to remind those who have not yet been able to fill in the form(s) to do so by Tuesday 7 June.

The forms and the camp presentations with all necessary information (costs, accommodation, daily schedule etc) can be found on My School Portal, under My Children, Primary Residentials June 2022 – Medical Consent and Emergency Contact Form.

Please get in touch with Deputy Head, Nicky Fortune ([email protected]), if there is a reason why your child will not be attending the residential.

Upcoming Carousel showcases - Save the dates

We are very excited to hold the carousel showcases again this term.

The dates and timings for the showcases are as follows:

Thursday 16 June:

  • Year 4 Robotics (Robotics room) starts promptly at 14:00
  • Year 6 Art (Art room) starts promptly at 14:00
  • Year 4, 5 and 6 creative show (Gym) starts promptly at 14:15

Monday 27 June:

  • KS1 Lions Class Robotics (Lions room) starts promptly at 14:00
  • KS1 Tigers Class Robotics (Robotics room) starts promptly at 14:00
  • Year 3, All KS1 and Reception creative show (Gym) starts promptly at 14:15

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

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

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

Othello

Open-air performance in English – Rain or shine event.

  • ADG – Europe in collaboration with TNT Theatre Britain
  • Château de Prangins
  • Today Friday 3 June and tomorrow Saturday 4 June at 19:30
  • Details and booking here
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
Grease
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

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

Our friends from ON:Running, the innovative Swiss shoe brand will shortly 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.