Extra-curricular

Activities and Clubs

We offer a range of inspiring extra-curricular clubs to spark and develop our pupils’ interests beyond the curriculum. Our enthusiastic team of teachers run clubs at lunchtime and after school.

Lunchtime Clubs (13:30 – 14:00)

  • Monday:
    • Drama club with Mrs Ball and Mr McStravick
    • French Board Game Club with Mme Lozat
  • Tuesday:
    • GeoExplorers with Mrs O’Reilly
  • Thursday:
    • Entrepreneurship with Mrs Hopley
    • Choir with Mrs Goater
  • Friday:
    • Latin club with Mrs Doyle
After-school

  • Monday:
    • French Journalism Club with Mme Rifflard and Mme Alefsen (16:00 - 16:45)
    • Unisex Multisports (e.g. Basketball, Hockey, Rugby, Athletics) with Mr Stimpson 16:30 - 17:30 at GES Primary, Genthod
  • Tuesday:
    • STEM Club with Mr Taylor 16:00 - 17:00
    • Unisex Football with Mr Stimson §6:30 - 17:30 at GES Primary
  • Thursday:
    • Climbing with Mr Pearce at Totem, Versoix 16:00 - 18:00
    • Creativity Club with Mrs Hopley 16:00 - 17:00

Educational Visits and Residentials

Residential trips

Residential trips offer pupils a great opportunity to strengthen their friendships and to develop both personally and socially outside of the classroom. During these trips, we focus on team-building activities and also enhancing the curriculum in exciting, real-life contexts. These learning opportunities really enable the pupils to develop confidence and independence.

We offer a four-day ski camp in January which takes place in the fantastic resort of Verbier. The pupils take ski lessons designed to suit their level. In the evenings, pupils enjoy team-building activities, sport, games and competitions. It is also a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to use their French in this beautiful Swiss resort.

We also offer a five-day summer residential which takes place in June. In 2017, we went to Barcelona, where the pupils practised their Spanish, learnt all about Gaudi and Picasso and enjoyed the tapas, beach and parks of this stunning Spanish city. In 2018, we are going to Portugal in order to expose the pupils to another new culture and language, do some sightseeing in Lisbon, explore some of the geographical features of the Portuguese coastline and to learn how to surf.

Educational Visits

We offer a range of educational visits which give the pupils the opportunity to experience a real-life context to their learning and inspire them. We organise a variety of trips which exploit our fantastic situation. Our visits range from trips to the sustainable building of the HSBC offices in Geneva, CERN, the Parc des Bastions, theatre productions to classical music concerts.

Workshops and Guest Speakers

We host a great range of guest speakers in order to ensure that our pupils are inspired by the different paths that people can take and the range of professions out there. There are such a wealth of experts and interesting people in Geneva alone, never mind beyond, and we really want them to share their story with our pupils.

Our TED-style talks so far have covered topics ranging from big data, matter and engineering at CERN, the world’s most extreme experiments, climate change, planning an Antarctic expedition, Yehudi Menuhin, healthy eating and sustainably-sourced food and plastic free living!

We also build into our curriculum a range of workshops, cross-curricular projects and drop-down days led by experts that allow our pupils to really explore a topic in depth. We have explored topics such as sustainable development, innovative design and Antarctic exploration.