Michael Kaus and I attended the AGM of the Telekom Foundation from 20 to 21 April. At the event, GESS was officially accepted in the network of the Junior Engineer Academy. All in all, there are 99 schools who offer the JEA.
Our application with the topic ‘sustainable habitats’ and a curriculum for four semesters has convinced the jury. We are aiming for the current Grade 7 and will offer a cross-sectional "Junior Engineer Academy" enrichment course. Please find more information about the curriculum of the academy attached. It is aiming for students who are interested in science and technology and who want to gain an insight into the work of engineers. We are very happy to offer this extraordinary project and are hoping that our teachers and you as parents will be able to excite our students about this.
We can offer 14 spaces in the academy and are first aiming for the students of Grade 7 in the school year 2017/18. I am also asking interested parents of our current Grade 8 students to please submit the form, because we might be able to also consider this year group for the academy.
For students who are interested in the project, we will have a selection process which will be finalised at the end of May.
Once you have submitted your interest, we will invite parents and students to an information evening.
On 27 April the final exams of our Grade 12 students from the European Section started. I wish our students strong nerves and all the best of success. The official results will be published in July 2018.
The new school uniforms will be available from January 2019. The old school uniforms can still be worn until the end of the academic year 2019/20. If second hand uniforms are sold at the flea market on 5 May and you find one in good condition, go ahead, you can be sure that your child can still wear it until June 2020.
I wish you and your family a nice public holiday on 1 May and a great week ahead.