CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES
Dear Class of 2020,
We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate all of you for graduating in the most unusual circumstances, in a year that will be remembered for some time. You managed to step up to the plate, took responsibility for your own learning and finished school – many of you with outstanding results and others of you still anxiously waiting to learn what your results will be. We hope that the celebrations which will need to take place in a much smaller circle than in other years will be just as joyful, as they are for sure well deserved.
We know you imagined the last months of your school life very differently and are probably worried what the future will bring for you in a shrinking world economy.
Do not fear. This experience will make you more resilient, will teach you how to be flexible and adapt to different circumstances, skills that will be valuable in a world that is changing at a faster pace than ever before. We hope that GESS has given you the necessary tools to be a life-long learner and to contribute positively to tomorrow’s world.
What this crisis has taught all of us is that you do not need to be in the same city to remain close with your friends and loved ones. Many of you will go abroad to study or start your first job, we want to wish you lots of success and happiness in your new endeavours and hope that you will stay in touch with GESS through our Alumni Program. We are proud of our graduates and would like to celebrate and share your success within our school community.
To a bright and prosperous future for you, our leaders of tomorrow.
REMINDER VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING
We would also like to remind our Association Members of our Digital Townhall Meeting which will take place tomorrow night at 7:30pm. Honorary Treasurer Florian Weidinger will present the budget for AY 2020/21 which will be brought to the Association for approval at the AGM in November, speak about challenges caused by COVID-19 and different student number scenarios and share measures the school is preparing to mitigate the risks. Furthermore, we are honored that his Excellency, the German Ambassador Dr. Ulrich Sante will update the Association on the measures the German Government is taking to support German schools abroad during this meeting.
If you are an Association Member and have not received an invitation to this event please contact email@example.com as soon as possible. Please note this is a Member’s only event and registration is necessary to be able to attend. The registration link can be found in the invitation which was sent out on Saturday 13th June.
Although the summer holidays will not be the same this year, the Board of Governors would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every member of the GESS community for their support, co-operation and understanding during this most challenging year. We are all in this together and as a strong community, we will continue to work together and support each other to ensure our school continues to provide the best education possible to all our students and to remain financially secure into the future.
For those families and staff members leaving GESS we wish you safe travels and a smooth transition in your new home wherever that may be. To the rest of our community, please try to enjoy the time away from school, perhaps try some new hobbies and doing more things together as a family. Many of our staff will be working through the holidays to ensure that GESS is ready for the new academic year. We will keep you informed of what the new school year will look like when the situation becomes clearer, closer to the start of school.