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 […]

House Assembly

Today in our weekly meeting we discussed the sensitive topic of: “Luxury brands, why people buy them and are it a reasonable price for the product?

To help me with the explanation, I used this interesting video that I found online. It helped the boys understand the message that I was trying to explain to them by giving them an insight into the facts of the luxury fashion market. Having documented, real facts about the manipulation of society, this really gave the boys something to think about.

I let them discuss it and they had very interesting and some quite different views and approaches. They all understood that they have to be respectful in the way they use their parent’s money.  That they should not be following and buying brands who’s only purpose of their designs and prices is to show off instead of genuinely producing a quality product.

I hope they really believe in what they said today and they will put in practice.

Football Tournament

Bonjour!

I want to share with you how well our boys did in the first football match of the competition. Just like in basketball any of them are specialists in this game. However, my aim is not to win is to encourage them to do something different and do their best collaborating together. 

It was one of the most exciting games that I have ever played. We faced Leman 2 a house with 26 students, and we only are 6. Nevertheless, we were winning 1-0 until half of the second period but the tiredness and the first goal of Leman 2 had a big impact on our boys. Not being able to keep the intensity. We end losing 3-1, but they fight like warriors on the field.

I am very proud of them playing like a strong unity. Well done guys!

House Meeting

This week in our house meeting we had the visit of two grade 12 Prefects who came to explain a wonderful project the school does with the grade 9. It is called Time Lapse Capsules and consists of sending a letter for their future themselves. They write and put a letter in a capsule. This will be opened in four years when they graduate.

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Basketball tournament

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Yesterday, we played our first match of the CDL basketball tournament. Normally, small houses like ours do not participate because of the lack of players. However, this year as a part of our Well-being program and at the same time to increase their brother ship between them, I made it compulsory for all of them […]

Surrounded by NATURE 2

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Our little friend of today is a hedgehog we found in the Concha garden. The boys enjoyed seeing this very friendly animal.

The hedgehog was named because of its peculiar foraging methods. These animals root through hedges and other undergrowth in search of the small creatures that compose the bulk of their diet—insects, worms, centipedes, snails, mice, frogs, and snakes. As a hedgehog picks its way through the hedges it emits pig-like grunts—thus, the hedgehog.

Some people consider hedgehogs useful pets because they prey on many common garden pests. While on the hunt, they rely upon their senses of hearing and smell because their eyesight is weak.

 

 

 

House assembly

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This week we talked about smoking and in particular about vaping. It is one of the first big risks that our kids are going to face. Therefore, I showed a couple of videos to them where they explain the main risk of the electronic cigarettes. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPAvUyhBVPM and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JCAyb3lDTo ) It was a good coincidence to talk about this subject since India banned the e-cigarettes in its country this week. (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-49738381) Even so, when I was looking for Youtube videos for showing to them I noticed that it is hard to find videos that talk about the dangers of this practice, most of the information given is actually the opposite. It is a proof of how much influence the vaping companies have in the society hiding the real risk of this fact.

After that, we did a little exercise about how to avoid a complicated situation where a friend is insisting on trying a vape. One of the most common reasons why they first try is because they do not know how to say “NO” to their friends and they do not want to not look “cool” enough in front of them. After listening to them I gave to them some advice to refuse any drugs and still appear “cool” in front of their friends if they got surprised in this kind of situation. However, advising them to avoid to hang out with people who are suspected of these kinds of practice.

To reassure you here in the house we count with 6 healthy sportive boys that have clear ideas on this field. Collège du Léman is very sensitive to this cause, setting up all the steps needed to have that away from our boundaries.