What an exciting first quarter of the school year we have had. A smooth transition into the new campus. Many successful events to showcase our new home to the GESS Community, the German Community in Singapore and our friends and partners. Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, the Singapore Foreign Minister and Mr. Andreas Michaelis, Secretary of State of the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany together with the Ambassadors of Germany and many other European countries, representatives of our industry partners and the Singapore and German Government officially opened the new campus on 13 September 2018. This historic occasion marked the end of the largest project undertaken by the School Association. And what a project, after more than six years and thousands of hours of work by many, many people, our new campus was completed on time and within budget!
With the successful completion of this project and the move to our new campus, I have decided that it is the right time for me to step down as President of the Association. I have thoroughly enjoyed my six years serving on the Board where I have had the opportunity to work with so many dedicated and talented people drawn together by the shared desire to make GESS the best school for all our children. I will miss the camaraderie but with the project finished, it is a very appropriate time for someone else to take the helm. Thank you all for your support.