Principal’s Message: 2018 Term 3 Welcome
Term 2 has been exciting and eventful. Our students have performed well in many areas and our sincere appreciation goes to the staff, students, coaches and parents/guardians. On 19 March 2018, the school had its Founder’s Day cum Cross Country event and we were indeed heartened to see many parents/guardians who came not only to support their children and the other students but also to take part in the run. Thank you for your unwavering support given to our school events.
As we approach the June holidays, do take the opportunity to spend time with your children and encourage them to pursue their passion, be active and stay safe and healthy.
Our Proud Moments
We are proud to share that our St. John Brigade attained the Corp achievement award Gold 2017. Ayisath Farhana D/O Zahir H (4C), Foo Lin Xuan (4G), Gavin Cheok Yue Heng (4C), Goh Li Xuan (4D), Ho Xin Zhen (4E), Kan Rui Yee Clara (4E), Lee Jia Ying (4D), Lian Yu Ze Larry (4D), Lim Kuei Hun Belinda (4C) and Venus Ng Min Jia (4F) were awarded the Chief Commissioner Badge 2018.
In the Taekwondo National Schools Games, our GESS team came in 3rd overall for the Kyorugi, attaining the ‘C’ Division Female Divisional title for the first time. In the individual medals Kyorugi Category, Yap Jing Mei (1G) came in 3rd for the ‘C’ Division Female Poom Belt under 46kg category. Colette Chan (2C) came in 1st for the ‘C’ Division Female Poom Belt under 54kg category.
The Canoe Sprint Team participated in the National Schools Canoeing Championship and achieved good results despite facing strong competition from other established schools. It bagged 1 silver and 7 bronze medals. The ‘B’ Division Girls’ team attained 4th placing overall at National Level.
In the National Inter-Schools Cross Country Championship 2018, our Cross Country team achieved very good results. Zechariah Low from class 4F and Vivi Yeo from class 3D made history as they became the first ever male and female runners from GESS to win a medal at the national competition. Vivi finished the 3.8km race in 17th position while Zechariah achieved an astonishing 7th position. In addition, our ‘B’ Division boys’ and girls’ teams attained 8th and 13th places respectively in the team event.
Parent-Teacher Conference 2018
The Parent-Teacher Conference is a platform where parents can obtain feedback from the form teachers on their children’s holistic development and progress in school. On 25 May, parents who have booked an appointment through AskNLearn will meet the form teachers. For a small group of identified students, the form teachers would have called the parents to make an appointment. Kindly keep to the time chosen/given so as to ensure the smooth running of this event.
Parking within School premises (w.e.f 1 August 2018)
With effect from 1 August 2018, all school staff and internal vendors such as canteen stallholders will pay for season parking to park their cars in the school. Parents, however, are allowed to park their cars in school if they are:
- picking up or dropping off their children;
- attending school events such as Parent-Teacher Conference or Open House; and
- having appointments with
There are two covered carpark lots at the entrance of the school for visitor parking. If these lots are occupied, please park your cars in the nearby HOB carparks. If you are picking up your child after lessons or CCA training, you may drive into the school compound but do refrain from parking at the designated staff carpark lots.
Members of Parent-Teacher Association may park their cars in the school after 6.30 pm on weekdays for PTA meetings and on Saturdays as these are off peak periods where the parking lots are unoccupied by staff who have season parking. If you have any further queries regarding parking in school (after 1 August 2018), please call Mr Phoon, Admin Manager, at 64745594. We appreciate your kind understanding and support on this matter.
Let us work together to realise our vision of Gessians of Excellence, Standing and Significance. We truly value your partnership and support.
Mdm Jenny Tan
Key Events for Term 3
|Dates||Event||Remark (if any)|
|25 Jun (Mon)||Start of Term 3||Attire and hair checks will be conducted.
Each student is to bring a piece of
cloth for cleaning of classroom.
|27 Jun & 28 Jun||Temperature-taking Exercise||All students are to bring their working thermometers.|
|2 July (Mon)||Youth Day-School Holiday|
|5 July (Thu)||PET Rocket Programme for ALL Sec 3
Time: 2.15 pm – 5.30 pm Venue: School Field
|13 July ( Fri)||Sports Fiesta||Sports Fiesta will be held in the school from 7.15 am to 12.50 pm for all
|20 July (Fri)||Racial Harmony Day Commemoration|
|1 Aug -6 Aug||Science Practical Examinations (Internal)|
|8 Aug (Wed)||National Day School Celebrations||School will be dismissed at 10.30am.|
|9 Aug (Thu)||National Day – Public holiday|
|10 Aug (Fri)||National Dav- School holiday|
|13 Aug to 29Aug||4 Exp/5NA Prelim Examination|
|13 Aug to 23 Aug||4NA/4NT Prelim Examination|
|22 Aug (Wed)||Hari Raya Haji- Public Holiday|
|3 July to 28||National Exams:||Please check the SEAB website at|
|Aug||GCE ‘N’ Level||http://www.seab.gov .sg/ for the|
|• 5 Jul – 12 Jul: EL Oral Exam||updated examination dates.|
|• 31 Jul-3 Aug: CL/ML/TL/BCL/BML/BTL
On 17 Jul, school will be dismissed at 12:50pm. There will be no afternoon
|GCE ‘0’ Level||activities. This is to ensure that the|
|• 3 Jul -16 Jul: MT Oral Exam
• 17 Jul – CL/ML/TL/CLB/MLB/TLB Listening Comprehension exam
• 23 Jul – 27 Jul: HCL, HML & HTL Oral Exam
• 13 Aug- 28 Aug: EL Oral Exam
|students have a conducive|
|environment to take the Mother|
|Tongue Listening Comprehension|
|Mother Tongue Oral Exam
• Sec 2 (20, 21, 23 & 24 Aug)
• Sec 3NT, 4NT (27 Aug)
|30 Aug (Thu)||Teachers’ Day Celebrations||School will be dismissed at 11am|
|31 Aug (Fri)||Teachers’ Dav – School Holiday|