Issue: 32 | Friday 17th June 2022

Message from the Head

Dear Parents and Carers,

We had another brilliant week with carousel showcases at Primary and focused students at Secondary doing end-of-year assessments alongside more GCSE exams. We gave our Year 5 classes a first experience of what life at a Secondary school looks like and as I write this, a group of Year 12 students are in London visiting universities with Mr Crabtree and Mrs Hopley.

Next week is going to be even busier! Primary students are either off on residentials or completing activities in and around school, KS3 students have a range of activities and trips to enhance their curriculum, Year 10 are on work experience and our eldest students are finishing off exams and starting to prepare for university applications. 

Next weekend, we will be celebrating as a whole school, enjoying time together and hopefully creating more memorable moments:

This starts on Friday with our first Alumni and Current parent event. Please sign up and come along, we will have food and drinks and a lovely sociable evening. There is also a movie for children so you can leave them supervised whilst having a nice time. Tickets can be purchased here and we would love to see as many as you as possible – even just for an hour or two!

Then on Saturday, there is our annual Summer Fair. Thank you to the parents that are running both of these events and to you if you are giving up time to help out or have donated items for one of the stalls.

I look forward to seeing as many of you in person as possible over the next couple of weeks.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Matt Williams,

Year 6 Geography fieldwork project - I Can Be the Change!

Following on from a Geography unit on Our Changing World, Year 6 were asked to demonstrate to the class how, by their own actions (however small), they could affect a positive change.

The format of each project is highly individual, but they must present evidence of their actions to the class using graphs, photos, witness testimonies or other data that they have gathered during their action research.

We saw brilliant project presentations on sustainable transport and what changes like cycling to school would result in. Other students have focused on waste reduction and recycling while others have looked into animal conservation, organised bake sales and collected money for WWF.

There are such amazing ideas amongst our Year 6 students, we hope many of them continue well beyond the project and well beyond the confines of the year group or even GES.

Upcoming community events

Summer Fair next Saturday 25 June

A reminder that the fair will take place on Saturday 25 June from 12:00 to 15:00.

If any parents would like to volunteer to help, please check with your Class Rep as each individual class has their own responsibilities and tasks.

Fingers crossed for good weather – it’s time to have fun!

A Night at the Musicals (until Sunday 19 June) & Grease (Monday 27 June only)

Join us on Monday, 27 June at 18:30 for the performance of GREASE, specially produced by our Secondary PA Club.

The show will take place 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.

The next Culture Vulture outing with our Head of Drama, Ms Ball will be Sunday afternoon, 19 June:

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 Sunday 19 June
  • Details and general booking details here (not necessary for those signed up to the Culture Vulture outing)