On Monday 12 March, GES Secondary was officially opened by Mark Williams, our Chair of Governors. The Versoix and Genthod authorities and Barry Gray, the explorer and pioneer, joined us to open our school. We were also delighted to welcome the architect, Dirk Jan Postel, who in collaboration our GES Secondary pupils and our team of educators, designed our school building. It was a fantastic evening to celebrate all the hard work that has gone into creating our secondary school.
All of our pioneering pupils performed their Antarctic musical composition – a haunting and mysterious piece of music accompanied by the words to Kiplings’s poem If. It was very inspiring and otherworldly. We also heard from GES Secondary’s School Council. They explained what makes GES Secondary so special – the close-knit community, the relationships with the teachers, the influence of the pupils in decision-making and our commitment to making our school sustainable.
It was a wonderful evening which offered the opportunity to look back and reflect on everything we have achieved. We are a secondary school focused on providing outstanding teaching and learning but also nurturing our pupils’ all round development outside of the classroom.
A huge thank you to Barry Gray for his inspirational talk and to our pupils for their enthusiasm, energy and ideas. Finally, thank you to our pioneering parents with children in year 7 and 8, we couldn’t have done it without you!
Photos Stephane Etter