Issue: 12 | Friday 4th June 2021

Message from the Head

Dear Parents,

As the end of term approaches all of the Secondary students are completing their end of year exams and Primary students are starting to get excited about the end of term visits and trips they are able to go on. Exams and testing are a part of school life and it is delightful to see our students revising and trying hard on every assessment. The recent PTE and PTM results will be shared with our Primary parents today – they give you great insight into how your child(ren) are progressing in the core subjects. On Monday at the Annual General Meeting, I will be sharing more about the progress of students in the school at the end of Year 6 and Year 11.

At the AGM on Monday, we will also be sharing the results of the parent governor elections. If you haven’t done so already, please cast your vote based on the information that the candidates have supplied, by midnight on Sunday 6 June. Please contact Mr Le Roy if you have any further questions about this process.

Last night was Harry Potter night for Year 6, Mrs Wiesendanger did us proud with Quidditch lessons, potions and a quiz lead by Prof. Dumbledore himself. Thank you to the staff and students for making it such a wonderful event!

Just a couple of housekeeping notices, with summer finally here, please ensure that your daughter or son have sunscreen, a hat and lots of water to drink. If you haven’t completed the permission slip for Primary activities week, please could you do so and, if you are a Year 6 or Year 11 parent, please RSVP to the invitations for the end-of-year events which were sent out earlier this week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Matt Williams

From your teachers

Primary Sports Days

It’s Sports Day week next week!

Don’t forget your house PE shirts, water bottles and sun hats as we have ordered the sunshine on the following dates:

  • Monday 7 June – Year 1 and Year 5
  • Tuesday 8 June – Year 6
  • Thursday 10 June – Year 3
  • Friday 11 June – Year 2 and Year 4
  • Tuesday 15 June – Nursery and Reception

Library books

Please could all pupils return all their Library books next week as of Monday 7 June.  They do not have to wait for their library session.

I very much appreciate your help with this as it will enable me to do an inventory of the books before the summer holidays.

Thank you,
Mrs Wiesendanger

2021 Summer camps hosted by GES

Cross Camp with FITSPro

We are pleased to offer a Cross camp on our premises during the week of 28 June – 2 July.

This camp has been created in partnership with FITSPro in Versoix and is designed for students between 10-15 years.

The activities will include street workout & gymnastics, weightlifting as well as a wide range of water activities and swimming in the lake.

You will have the option of half days or full days.

More details on prices and registration will become available next week.

AI Rescue Drones camp with TechLabs

Another collaboration for this Summer – this time with our ever popular partners from Techlabs.

You might know drones, but do you know AI Rescue Drones?

Our AI Rescue Drones are equipped with Smart Cameras to identify specific objects and markers for life saving tasks. Using block-code or Python campers will program their drones with AI functions for navigation and object identification to complete emergency tasks in real-time.

With TechLabs’ impressive fleet of drones every child will be able to fly their own!

5-day camp options include 20% discount for GES families (code: GES21SC) :

Half-day 9:30-12:30: CHF 375
Full-day with lunch 9:30-17:00: CHF 795

Dates: 12-16 July 2021
Recommended for ages 10-14

Please register directly via TechLabs: