Congratulations, Jiusi!

Our great Jiusi received a very beautiful piece of news yesterday: she has been accepted into the National Honor Society (NHS)!

How are members of the NHS selected?

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the United States’ premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to recognize those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character – the four pillars of the organization (see: www.nhs.us).

This is what one can read on the NHS website: “You excel. You serve. You lead. You succeed. You have a true thirst for challenge … and accomplishment”.

I think all this corresponds to Jiusi… And we are so proud of her!!!

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Did you know that today is….

the European Day of Languages!

At the initiative of the Council of Europe, Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September.

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On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences. National authorities and the various partners are given a free hand to organise activities.

For more info: http://edl.ecml.at/

Relaxing weekend

Last weekend most of the boarders in Ecureuil had a relaxing time.
Some of them went to Geneva, some to Milano and south of France.
They were nice enough to share some pictures with me…

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Rina shared with me her exciting picture of a squirrel climbing up the tree.
She was kind enough to take a picture for everyone to see!
In the Ecureuil boarding house there is a squirrel living in the tree 🙂
How awesome!

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And there is Paola, enjoying her weekend in Aix en Provence, South of France.
What a beautiful picture with the sunset behind her!

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This picture was taken before we had our first official meeting with the school counselor.
(From left: Katia, Rina, Maelys, Paola, Kanoko and Enkhlin). Everyone had a busy Monday in school and was exhausted…
It was a meeting to meet the school counselor and talk about when and how we can take an appointment.
We also shared some questions and issues anonymously by writing them on a piece of paper, and most of our problems were about our future, passing IB and this academic year.
In my opinion, the essential is focusing on what matters and staying positive. In the end, good things will happen.

I can’t wait to see more pictures of the girls this week!

 

Fantastic Week…

Good afternoon,

Last  week the Ecureuil girls were very kind to share many pictures enjoying their time in Geneva and in school.

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The picture above was taken from one of the student in College Du Leman. She was kind enough to take a photo of our boarding house crazy photo shoot.

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This picture above was taken in our garden at night after we had our first fire alarm practice. Everyone got out of the house very quick and calmly. It was a success!

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In the picture, from left, Yvonne, Michelle, Charcy and Jiusi is posing for a cute filter selfie after school. Even a hard day makes everything better with some selfies..

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From the left, there is Rina and Katia posing for some snapchat selfies.
They are so adorable with a cute deer filter!

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This is Enkhlin with some “old man filter” trying to be funny, and reading a book upside down. How clever is she? We love her humor very much <3

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This is Katia. Last weekend she went to Chamoix. The picture is taken in the top of Mont-Blanc mountain. She enjoyed the view very much!! And she discovered that even though it is warm in Geneva, it is very cold up in the mountains. She advices to take a sweater if anyone wants to visit!!

We all had a very successful and wonderful week in school; enjoying classes and making more memories with each other and our friends.
I can’t wait to see the pictures they will send me about this weekend!

Hello!!

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Last week-end, a couple of the girls from the Annex went to Geneva.
Up above are the pictures they took of the sky and the lake.
Girls are getting used to Geneva city and shopping, touring around!!
The picture on the left was taken by Charcy and right one was taken by Enkhlin 🙂

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This picture was taken in the main house. Yvonne was missing home and brought her rabbit with her to cuddle at night !! She is so cute !

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The picture above was taken in the garden in the rainy weather after our House Competition. It was the Cheer Competition, and we got the results this afternoon – we ranked 7th, but we made our best effort and enjoyed the night anyway.
(In the picture, there is Rina, Katia, Paola, and Kanoko)

For the next blog piece, I hope to get more pictures of girls having their awesome time in the boarding, in school and while visiting Geneva!!

 

 

It’s the week-end… Geneva time!

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Geneva attracts a lot of tourists, students, foreign workers… It definitely is a charming city, and it is pleasantly calm due to its relatively small size.

Many attractions make it a very nice place to spend the week-end, and the fact that it is on the Lac Léman has its weight! Such a beautiful, refreshing corner of this lake!

 

 

Here we are!

The arrival of the Ecureuil boarders and the beginning of this life experience together always brings beautiful moments – and there definitely is a very beautiful atmosphere in the House, created by the presence of so many different cultures, habits, attitudes, ideas and – most of all – the willingness to share them!

Here are some images to give you an idea of what was happening during the last few days…

Before the Welcome Dinner!

Before the Welcome Dinner!

In our beautiful garden

In our beautiful garden

Making new friends

Making new friends

It is cozy in our rooms!

It is cozy in our rooms!

learning to use new gadgets :)

learning to use new gadgets 🙂

(almost) learning to fly!

(almost) learning to fly!

just before going to school

just before going to school