Issue: 2 | Friday 5th March 2021

Message from the Head

Dear Parents,

Firstly, a big thank you to those of you that have sent positive feedback about the new style newsletter. If, like me, you access this on a mobile device, you will need to wait for the web page to load and then you can scroll down on the different articles. If you access the newsletter on a desktop then it looks fabulous and well worth doing. 

World Book Day is always a special event at GES and it was great to see so many students dressing up as characters from their favourite books. The pictures below show the great fun that was had at Primary yesterday and the learning that took place. Thank you to Mrs Wiesendanger, Mrs Crucerey and Mrs Vavrecka for organising the many interesting activities during the day. Also in the newsletter you will find pictures of our submissions to the COBIS art competition. Thank you to all the students and Ms Money who spent time putting these together.

At Secondary we have just completed the KS3 Parent-Teacher meetings following the assessment results that were shared a couple of weeks ago. We trust these were useful for you as parents as well as your daughters and sons. I would appreciate it if KS3 parents could help us refine the process further by completing the survey which was shared earlier today by Mr Pearce. Across the school we are committed to using assessment to help you understand how your child is doing and what you can do to help them improve. This might be by using the online tool Tapestry, currently used to Year 4 in Primary, through to sharing predictions and assessment results at Secondary. 

Next week, the Primary teachers are looking forward to chatting with you about your child’s progress during the Parent Teacher meetings.

Matt Williams


Primary Art COBIS entries

Congratulations to every single pupil at GES for your COBIS Art entries.

The talent and quality of every single one of your contributions were phenomenal.

It was so hard to choose only 3 entries per category, but here are our GES ambassadors for this year:

  • Helena, Jaeden and Emma G. in KS1,
  • Blaithlin, Joshua and Miatta in KS2,
  • Marisa, Simran and Emma B. in the group category.

Aside from these, there were a number of runners-up and children whose artwork was commended:

  • Bethan, Kaia, George, Dalex, William, Vahan, Oliver and Jack in Y6
  • Levin, Mia, Molly, Kaia, Tess and Sienna in Y5
  • Lyra, Joseph, Adam and Callum in Y4
  • Sara and Arthur W. in Y3

All artworks gained stars and this year’s Art cup winner is Scott!

All artworks will be exhibited in the school or via a virtual exhibition later in the year.

Well done to all GES artists!

Stephanie Money
Head of Primary Art and Design

Primary PA Club

This term, our pupils would usually practice for a performance to showcase their drama skills to friends and families.

Instead, our Primary PA Club took advantage to produce a delightful SILENT MOVIE, and we really hope you enjoy it!

Karen Ball
Head of Drama and Performing Arts

Message from the Primary School Council

The school council would like to thank all those people who donated trainers for the project Lâche -moi les baskets organised by Le Don du Choeur charity.

We collected over 40 pairs of trainers, which have already been delivered to the Vestiaire Social de Genève, who were absolutely delighted.

The School Council has another novelty in store for you – their very first edition of the School Council Newsletter.

“We decided that we wished to provide some cheer to our community! Each half term you will receive a Newsletter from your Primary School Council which will include a board game review, a competition, a recipe, a riddle, a joke, a song to listen to, and a word of kindness.

We hope you enjoy it – Happy reading!”