Welcome back and Happy New Year 2020!

We are now the full House, finally! We were still waiting for one boy to arrive due to a weather-related flight but here the weather has been beautiful and everyone is in very good spirits. It is great to see the boys enjoying themselves after a good holiday.

The Diversity Christmas Song!

I know you were all waiting for this… and finally… here you have it. Our first single!!

Following on from our school Well-being programme, the topic it focuses on is “Diversity” so what better way than to sing a song with all the languages we have in the House; Spanish, Chinese, English, Japanese and French!

It was great to see them trying to sing in another language and to have so much fun. Maybe they did not show it that much in front of the camera, but I can guarantee we enjoyed it a lot.

Enjoy, and we wanna wish you a Merry Christmas…

Teachers in our home!

Thank you to all the teachers that came to visit us Yesterday. It was a pleasure being able to see our Boarding House full of teachers. It is great to see the boys showing their “home” to them. We hope they enjoyed the visit! You are all welcome to come to visit us again.

 

Winter Ball at Kempinsky

This last Saturday evening we have a wonderful event, our annual Winter Dance.

The whole of the Boarding community made a tremendous effort and all of the Concha Annexe boys were looking very smart indeed. 

A brilliant evening all round – Very proud of my boys !!

La Nuit de L’escalade

L’Escalade, or Fête de l’Escalade (from escalade, the act of scaling defensive walls), is an annual festival in Geneva, Switzerland, held each December in celebration of the defeat of an attempt to conquer the Protestant city by the Catholic Duchy of Savoy. Troops sent by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy, attempted a surprise attack during the night of 11–12 December 1602, but according to legend, were repulsed by a cook who dumped boiling vegetable soup on the invaders before raising an alarm. The celebrations and other commemorative activities are usually held on 12 December or the closest weekend.

Fortunately, for the House we have Ilian, a proper Swiss. He explained the Swiss history to us and we watched this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDisM7UCq0U&t=49s. Ilian said that the tradition is the oldest and the youngest people within the group, together try and break the “marmite” (The pot) but as you see, when they have to break something, they become too excited and they do not listen to my instructions. Hopefully, Weiaho was recording already.

Suddenly, just after we did this ritual, we noticed it started to snow! First snow of the school year at CDL!

House Dinner

Each year within the Boarding community we organise a House dinner. In Concha Annexe we had the possibility to do it together as seven family members. I cook for them, they help to set up the table, Juan Carlos prepares a very nice dessert “Tortitas con Chocolate”. We had a very nice time together chatting about nothing and everything. We ended the dinner by playing a summer camp game, the boys laughed very much and they went to the bed with a happy face, that for me is the most important. 

Awards Ceremony

This week we had the Awards Ceremony which happens once at the end of the Marking Period.

In this occasion, Juan Carlos was the winner in the house in the category of Activities and Weihao in the Boarding Life. 

It was hard to decide since all Concha Annexe boys do many activities and have a great Boarding Life.

L’escalade race

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This weekend the boys made me very proud to be their House Parent. With very bad weather conditions, we were the only house to turn out to the Escalade race with all the boys. They were very brave and showed that they knew how to suffer during the race, all trying until the limit of […]

Weekly Meeting

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Today we had a nice meeting. We enjoyed some time away from our screens and played a game in the old fashion way….. playing cards. The boys enjoyed it very much. Although at the beginning they were a bit reluctant to play, by the end, they did not want to stop. It is interesting to […]