Principal’s Message: 2017 Term 4 Updates
With the successful conclusion of the Final Term Examination for our Sec 1 – 3, our students will be participating in post-exam activities that would help them develop holistically. From 24 October – 26 October, the Sec 1 and 2 cohorts would be participating in learning activities beyond the classroom, while our Sec 3s would be embarking on their annual GESS Camp at Camp Challenge (Sembawang).
The last day of school for the Sec 1 – 3 cohorts would be 26 October 2017 (Thursday). Selected students would be invited to attend the FA Cup Parent-Teacher Conference on 27 October 2017.
Our school will be organising the GESS Open House on 18 November 2017, where we hope to help interested parents and students make informed choices through the introduction of the GESS quality curriculum, signature programmes, facilities and school activities. We invite you to bring relatives and friends who are keen to find out more about the GESS brand of education.
For a listing of the key events of the school till the end of year, please refer to the Annex below.
All students are required to submit their Travel Plan Declaration for the year-end vacation via LMS portal (http://lms.asknlearn.com/gess/) between Friday, 20 October, 0001hrs and Thursday, 26 October 2017, 2359hrs. The Travel History Declaration must then be made between Tuesday, 19 December, 0001hrs and Friday, 29 December 2017, 0800hrs. For those who are travelling, we wish you a safe and smooth trip.
Preparations for 2018
In view of the long duration of the Nov/Dec holidays, we seek your cooperation in ensuring that the hairstyle of your child/ward is appropriate when he/she reports to school on Tuesday, 2 January 2018. Please also ensure that your child’s/ward’s hair is not dyed, coloured or highlighted, and that your child/ward does not wear a uniform that has been modified. Upper secondary boys are reminded to purchase school trousers only from the school-appointed tailor, Bibi&Baba Private Limited. Please be informed that the school takes a very serious view of students who flout the rules pertaining to attire and appearance. By ensuring that all Gessians adhere to the School Rules on Appearance/Attire, our partnership will lead your child/ward towards attaining greater self-discipline. We will be enforcing the standards and expectations very strictly.
Discipline, Integrity, Respect, Resilience
Your support is your vote of confidence in our GESS education. If you have any queries or feedback, you may email your child’s/ward’s current form teachers/subject teachers/Assistant Year Head. You may also contact the General Office at 6474 5594. You may also refer to our school website at for general information like the bookshop and uniform suppliers’ opening hours. We look forward to your continued support as we strive to nurture and develop students to become Gessians of Excellence, Standing and Significance.
Mdm Jenny Tan
Key Events from October – December 2017:
|23 Oct (Monday)||Promotion Meeting||Students do not need to attend school.|
|24 – 26 Oct|| Post Exam Activities for Sec 1 & 2
* On 26 Oct, Sec 2A, 2B and 2C classes will be dismissed at 1.15pm at School upon return from their Math Trail Event at SAFRA (Toa Payoh).
|Dismissal time on 24 Oct (Tuesday) is 12.30pm to allow adequate preparation time for O-level Exam starting at 1.30pm that day.
26 Oct (Thursday) is the official last day of school for Sec 1 – 3 students.
|27 Oct (Friday)||FA Cup Parent-Teacher Conference:
Time: 8am – 12pm
|From this year, Achievers’ Day would be integrated with the Prize Presentation Ceremony during the cohort Meet-the-Parent Session in 2018. Only invited students and parents will attend the FA Cup Parent-Teacher Conference.|
|30 Oct – 3 Nov||Bridging Lessons for selected students|| Sec 3EX/NA classes and selected
students who qualify for lateral transfers to a more demanding stream will attend.
|7 Nov (Tue)||Sec 3 (2017) Subject Combination Announcement:
Sec 2NT: 8 – 9am
Sec 2NA: 8 – 9am
Sec 2EX: 8 – 9.30am
| Results of Sec 3 (2017) subject
combination exercise will be released. All Sec 2 students will report to school at 8am on 7 Nov 2017 (Tuesday) to receive their allocated subject combination results.
|18 Nov (Sat)|| GESS Open House
(9am – 12.30pm)
|All parents and students are invited. All are encouraged to bring interested Primary Six students and their parents to this event.|
|4 – 8 December||Fairprice Share-a-Textbook Project||Our school is participating in this community project for the 5th year with the support of our staff, students, and our internal partners – SAC, PTA, and GESSOSA. The project needs volunteers to sort the books at NTUC Hub @ Joo Koon from 4 Dec – 8 Dec 2017. Interested parents and students may email Mr Wong Meng Kit at email@example.com before 27 October 2017 to indicate your interest.|