GESM NEWSLETTER

Volume 2018 - Issue 461

May 17, 2018

 

MESSAGE

FROM THE

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Liebe Eltern, liebe Schülerinnen und Schüler, liebe Lehrerinnen und Lehrer,

wie angekündigt stand diese Woche ganz im Zeichen der mündlichen Abschlussprüfungen der Klasse 10 D. Von Montag bis heute hat die Ländervorsitzende des Bund-Länder-Ausschusses für die Schulische Arbeit im Ausland, Frau Bauni, Unterrichtsbesuche vorgenommen, sich mit dem Schulleiter des Lycée Francais de Manille getroffen, zahlreiche Treffen mit der Schulleitung gehabt und vor allem die mündlichen Prüfungen geleitet. Am Prüfungstag Donnerstag waren die Deutsche Botschaft, der Vorstand der DESM sowie Schüler aus der Klasse 9 D bei der Prüfung anwesend. Alle Prüfungen verliefen erfolgreich, sodass alle SchülerInnen und Schüler die Abschlussprüfungen bestanden haben und heute ihre Notenübersichten der gesamten Abschlussprüfung erhielten. Am 26. Mai während der Abschlussfeier werden dann die Abschluss-Zeugnisse überreicht.

Ansonsten kamen heute die IB-Abschlussprüfungen zu ihrem Ende, als Letztes standen heute noch Französischprüfungen auf dem Programm. Die IGCSE Prüfungen habe diese Woche begonnen, ich wünsche allen Teilnehmern aus Klasse 10 i viel Erfolg !

Gestern Abend war die DESM auf der 40-Jahr-Jubiläumsfeier der Europäischen Handelskammer auf den Philippinen mit einem eigenen Werbestand vertreten. In zahlreichen Gesprächen hat die DESM sich einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit bekanntgemacht. Ein kurzer Text und einige Fotos vermitteln einen Eindruck von dieser Veranstaltung. 

Aus Kuala Lumpur von Kulturfestival der Deutschen Schulen Südostasiens hat uns die Nachricht erreicht, dass alle unsere Schülerinnen, Schüler und Lehrkräfte gut ankamen, eine tolle Eröffnungsshow hatten, an vielen Workshops teilnehmen und sich auf die Abschlussfeier am Samstag freuen. Nächste Woche erwarten wir alle Teilnehmer mit ihren Eindrücken und Berichten wieder zurück in Manila.

Von der Wohltätigkeitsveranstaltung für die F. Serrano Grundschule der Klasse 1 i haben wir verschiedene Bilder erhalten. Der Klassenlehrer Herr Kayode Alowu hat diese Sammelaktion zum philippinischen Schuljahresbeginn organisiert. 

Die Ankündigung des Kulturprogramms Paralong Pinoy der Französischen Schule von 15. bis zum 29. Mai am Eurocampus wiederholen wir wie die Ankündigung des zweiten Musikvorspieltages am nächsten Montag, den 21. Mai um 08.00 Uhr im Auditorium. Dann werden viele Schülerinnen und Schüler auf Schlagzeug und mit Violine sowie auf Klavier vorspielen. Zu diesem Vorspiel lade ich Sie wie zu dem Kulturprogramm Paralong Pinoy hiermit recht herzlich ein. 

Am Donnerstag nächste Woche wartet dann eine weitere Musikdarbietung. Wie letztes Jahr auch gibt es wieder eine Music Concert Art Sale Auction um 17.00 Uhr im Auditorium. Unter dem Motto „A Night on the Red Carpet“ werden das DESM Jugendorchester, das Gitarrenensemble sowie der gemischte Chor ihre Lieder aus berühmten Filmen und Musicals darbieten – Ankündigung und Einladung finden Sie in diesem Rundbrief.

Die Eurocampus Bibliothelk weist schließlich darauf hin, dass der Abgabetermin für die Beiträge zum Schreib-Wettbewerb Die Goldene Feder kommende Woche am 23 Mai ist.

 

Mit den besten Grüßen 

Dear parents, dear students, dear teachers,

 

As announced in the last circular this week concentrated very much on the final oral examinations of grade 10 D. Since Monday Ms. Bauni, the Federal States Chairperson of the Federal Government-Federal States Committee for Schools Abroad visited GESM to do lesson visits, to talk to the Headmaster of the Lycée Francais de Manille, to meet with the members of GESM school management and of course to chair the examinations. On Thursday, the final examination day, representatives of the GESM Board of Directors and of German Embassy as well as some students of grade 9 D were present to see the exams. All examinations were quite successful as all students passed the exams and so today received their final results. On May 26 during the graduation party all students will receive their certificates.

Furthermore today the IB exams finally came to an end with French the last subject to conclude. This week IGCSE Exams began – I wish all participants of grade 10 i all success! 

Yesterday evening GESM was present at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (ECCP). GESM was one of the lounge sponsors. In meetings with many important personalities GESM was made better known to a wider audience. A short text and some pictures will give you an impression of this event.

From our participants at the Cultural Festival of the German Schools in South East Asia in Kuala Lumpur we received the message that all arrived safely, enjoyed the great opening show, participate in various art workshops and that everyone is looking forward to the great final show on Saturday. Next week we expect all back to Manila sharing with us their impressions and experiences.

Homeroom teacher Mr. Kayode Alowu of grade 1 i submitted several pictures of a fundraising event held at GESM for F. Serrano Primary School in Paranaque City on the occasion of the beginning of the Philippine school year. 

We repeat the announcement of the Paralong Pinoy Cultural event of LFM from May 15 to 29 at Eurocampus as well as the announcement of our second Musical Recital next Monday, May 12 at 08 am in the auditorium. There we will see many students presenting their skills on drums, violin and piano. At this point I would like to cordially invite you to both events – program and invitation you may find in this newsletter.

Next week Thursday another musical event is waiting for you. Like last year we will have another Music Concert Art Sale Auction at 05:00 pm in the auditorium. Under the motto „A Night on the Red Carpet“ the GESM Youth Ensemble, the Guitar Ensemble and the Mixed Choir will present their songs from famous movies and musicals. Announcement and invitation you will find in this circular.

Last but not least the Eurocampus library would like to remind you to submit your entries for the Golden Feather writing contest by Thursday, May 23. 

 

 

With kind regards,

Andreas Thiergen

GESM Headmaster

 
 

inside this issue

 
 

Recital Series 1

Music Recital Series 2

Music School and Selected Regular Music Classes

 

Welcome……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Mr. Andreas Thiergen

Opening number…………………………………………………………………..……………………………. Grade 4i and 5i Ensemble

                                        “La Bamba and What Makes You Beautiful”

Part 1.  (Drum students)

  • Zoe Leigh Parker, Klasse 4

  • Charles Oscar Andreas Voss, Klasse 3

  • Arifin Thiergen, Klasse 3

  • Sebastian Herbert Schmitz, Klasse 4

Chorale………………..……………….…………”Paraiso”…………………………………………………….Grade 3i Students

Part 2. (Piano and Voice Students)

  • Isabella Voss, Klasse 3 …………………………….….. ”Mary Had a Little Lamb”

  • Jana Catharina Rossa, Klasse 3…………………… “Au Claire de Lune and All Black Keys”

  • Kassandra Isabel Schissan, Klasse 5…..……….. “Adagio” by Daniel Steibelt and Präludium” by Jewgeni Tetzel

  • Sophia Rossa, Klasse 5………………………………… “Ordinary Girl”

Pop bands……………………………………………”Counting Stars”........……………………..…………Klasse 6

                                                                                                                                 Klasse 4

 

Part 3.  (Violin Students)

  • Paolo Garcia, G9i…………………..………”Minuet 2”…………………………...……..Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Balthasar Schissau, Klasse 2…………..”Long, Long Ago”……………..……..…….T.H. Bayly

                                                                   “May Song”

  • Kimora Liepach, Klasse 3…………..…..”Song of the Wind”………………..…..…Folk song

  • Alifah Thiergen, Klasse 6………….....……..”Gavotte”……………………………….F.J. Gossec

  • Natalie Concepcion, G6i……………………….”Minuet 3”……………..…….…..…Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Helena Dubois, LFM………………..……”The Ludlows Theme”………………..…..James Horner from Legend of the Fall

  • Zsaira Carane, G9i………………………..”Largo from Winter”……………………….Antonio Vivaldi

Acknowledgements……………………………………………………….…………………………………….Mr. Ralph Hoffmann

 

Finale: Pop bands……………………………………”Rolling in the Deep”……..…………………………Klasse 7-8

                                                                    “Love Sucks”

                                                                “Wave Your Flag”                                     Klasse 9-10         

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Mr. Ralph Hoffmann, Music Teacher (4D-10)

Mrs. Rachel Silverio, Music Teacher (3i) and Art Teacher

Mrs. Sunshine Ferrandon, Music Teacher and Art Teacher (5i)

Ms. Julienne Bonacua, Violin Teacher

Mr.  Bong Borbajo, Drum Teacher

Ms. Patricia Ursolino, Piano Teacher

 

Our Art Teachers…..

Ms. Nicole Huber

Ms. Cecile De Leon

Mr. David Schoonewolff

 

GESM at the 40th Anniversary of the ECCP

 

Our school was one of the lounge sponsors in last night's 40th Anniversary Celebration of the European Chamber of Commerce. The event was attended by executives from member and non member companies, Philippine government officials led by Senator Cynthia Villar, and ambassadors who were likewise led by EU Ambassador Franz Jessen.

 

 
 

Fundraising Sale by Grade 1i

Thank you to everyone who supported us! Proceeds go to F. Serrano Elementary School

 
 

Message from the Board

Dear fellow Parents,

 

Greetings from your board of directors! The school year 2017/2018 is already coming to an end, and preparations for a good start into the school year 2018/2019 are well under way.

 

The Board has been working on several initiatives this school year which include improving the IT infrastructure (e.g. faster internet), developing a longer-term mission, vision, and action plan for the strategic development of the school, as well as enhancing our marketing and communication platforms (e.g. new website). Plans are also underway to apply for funding from the German government for upcoming renovation and construction work, cooperating closely with our French counterparts on these plans.

 

Regarding the operating budget, the Board of Directors completed its annual review of the financial status of the School. Since incurring a small operating loss during the school year 2016/17, tuition fees have to be set at a level that grow in line with increasing costs of the School. For the next school year, the Board approved an increase in tuition fees of 4.5% which is broadly in line with the latest Philippine inflation numbers, as well as the increase in tuition fees of other international schools in Manila. The new tuition fee structure, effective on 1 August 2018, can be viewed here.

 

We wish you and your children success as we approach the end of the school year, and we look forward to seeing you at one of the many school events over the next few weeks.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

The Board of Directors                                                                                                       

 

Eurocampus Novice Swim Meet

May 19, Saturday @Eurocampus pool area

Warm up starts at 7:30 am

Congratulations

to our Girl’s Football Team for winning over the Nomads Girl’s Bulls team

7 goals to 3

HeroCampus Day

June 9, 2018 Saturday

ECA Coordinator’s Office – Christian Javier

E-mail: sportscoordinator@eurocampus.ph

Phone Numbers (02) 776-1000 (local 220)

Cellphone 0917-149-0842

 

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