Timeline

Creating a Limitless learning ecosystem

A visionary strategic project centred on Limitless Learning

Our journey of limitless learning

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Creation of a working group (2022 Jan)

A working group consisting of members from the Board of Governors and the Senior Management team created a high level community engagement action plan.

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Milestone meeting 1 (2022 Mar)

Completion of our first meeting wherein the scope was defined and reiterated the need to retain our mission, vision, values and our German European DNA.

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Community survey (2022 Apr)

An independent consultant was commissioned to gather feedback through detailed surveys of our students, parents and staff, allowing the community to contribute to GESS’ strategic plan. About 800 members of our community took the time to share deep insights and aspirations.

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Townhall meetings (2022 May)

In-person townhall meetings commenced to gather direct input from parents, students and staff, leading next to detailed focus groups. Findings from these community conversations helped establish the foundation of our strategic plan.

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Milestone meeting 2 (2022 Sep)

The cross functional teams reviewed all findings and feedback, and voted on key strategic decisions. The Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) now incorporates input from the townhalls, community polls as well as recommendations from reports by BLI, CIS, and IB. Consensus was derived on strategic priorities and focus areas that would help GESS emerge as a world class holistic school while remaining true to our roots.

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Board of Governors approval (2022 Oct)

The Senior Leadership Team delivered the proposed Plan to the Board of Governors, which received unanimous approval.

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Limitless Learning unveiled (2022 Dec)

The ‘Limitless Learning’ Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) is formally unveiled in a townhall, prior to the AGM, by the Senior Leadership team.

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MORE DEVELOPMENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON (2023 Quarter 4)

After spending 6 months building in detail a five-year implementation plan, and preparing the school for exciting changes, our Limitless Learning is ready for implementation. 

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Discover our initiatives here

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Professor John Hattie x Mindframes for Leadership

GESS was honoured to host another ‘Visible Learning’ Keynote & Masterclass in end April, for more than 100…

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Professor John Hattie x Visible Learning @ GESS

As part of ongoing Visible Learning engagement and limitless learning for our faculty, Corwin & team, GESS impact…

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GESS – A Great Place To Work

Our teachers and staff are the pillars of support to ensure all students at GESS are empowered to…

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GESS BeyondClassrooms Programme Presents… International Women’s Day Fireside Chat

On 14 March 2024, GESS hosted a fireside chat featuring extraordinary women who’ve carved paths of impact in…

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GESS Parent Academy – Helping Parents Grow Lifelong Readers

As part of our GESS Parent Academy series, our teacher and advocate for literacy Shameer Bismilla presented to…

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GESS BeyondClassrooms in CASE Currents Magazine

The GESS BeyondClassrooms Programme won a Silver Medal in Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)’s Circle…

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GESS Parent Academy – Digital Coffee Morning: A Parent’s Guide to the Gaming World

More than 30 GESS parents convened on 11 March to hear about how big the video game industry…

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GESS Parent Academy – SafeTALK Workshop

In end February 2024, our Head of Student Wellbeing, Ms Shakila Omar, conducted a morning workshop for parents…

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Launch of GESS Parent Academy (GPA)

Parents have been an integral part of our GESS community, playing an active role in what we do…

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Student Wellbeing Through the Eyes of Cara Lucas, Lead Counsellor

The GESS Student Wellbeing Department was restructured in 2023 to better serve our community through new initiatives and…

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Hear from our Principal on GESS being A Great Place To Work

Our teachers and staff are the pillars of support to ensure all students at GESS are empowered to…

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Limitless Learning Plan – Join our Principal on this journey!

GESS’ strategic 5-year Limitless Learning Plan is an embodiment of our commitment to fostering boundless growth, enabling learners…

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Introducing… the GESS Limitless Learning Plan

In 2024’s first edition of GESS Magazine, we took the opportunity to refresh everyone’s memory of our commitment…

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GESS – A Great Place To Work

Our teachers and staff are the pillars of support to ensure all students at GESS are empowered to…

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Training & Upskilling Our Educators – Visible Learning and Suicide Prevention

In December 2023, GESS conducted training as part of our continual professional development for educators. We focused on…

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GESS – A Great Place To Work

Our teachers and staff are the pillars of support to ensure all students at GESS are empowered to…

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GESS – A Great Place To Work

Our teachers and staff are the pillars of support to ensure all students at GESS are empowered to…

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Recruiting the Best Staff for Our Students

How does a Strategic Recruitment Project impact our students and community? In more ways than we think. We…

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Enhanced Whole School Events

One of best parts of life at GESS is our signature whole school events, which foster a warm…

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Swim Programme – The Next Phase

Our GESS swim team and programme have been very vibrant, but this is hardly the end! Anticipate more…

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