WELCOME TO OUR FIRST NEWSLETTER FOR 2019
We are pleased to announce that Markus Helms has joined the Board as a nominated Ordinary Board Member. His expertise in management, finance, IT and governance/audit of over 20 years will further strengthen the Board’s ability to serve the School Community in the years to come.
WDA NETWORK MEETING IN SINGAPORE
On the 19th January, GESS had the pleasure of hosting the Regional Meeting Asia of WDA (Association of the German Schools Abroad). Rachel Ward and Jürgen Seitz welcomed Board Members, General Managers and Principals from 11 German Schools in Asia and Australia. The WDA is the organisation that represents the interests of all the German Schools Abroad to the German Authorities. The main topic of discussion was the new proposal by the ZFA (German Authority responsible for the German Schools Abroad) for better quality management in German Schools Abroad (AQM). The WDA used the morning to gather feedback about the proposal, to be better prepared for the upcoming discussions and decision process with the German Authorities. Other topics discussed included fundraising, strategies for filling teacher vacancies (German Section) despite fewer applications and marketing of German Schools Abroad. We would like to thank Kirsten Zarcone for organising this event on behalf of GESS and the WDA and GESS’ support crew for their help throughout this event.